Robots in Context

Summer School of Robot Systems Engineering, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks


Join our international summer course and experience first-hand one of the leading robotics environments in Northern Europe and see some of many thriving and rapidly expanding robotic companies in Odense. Over the past few years the robot industry has almost exploded in the Odense area with more than one hundred companies now developing robot related products. The course will include excursions to at least two of those companies.

Career Opportunities

Having completed the course, you will have tested some robot related methods on simplified problems, including development of path planning applications for mobile robots and handling uncertainty in the real using for instance Kalman filters.

BSc in Mechatronics
MSc in Robot Systems (Advanced Robotics Technology/Drone Technology
MSc in Mechatronics
MSc en Software Engineering
MSc in Computer Science

About the Degree

Robots are getting smarter and smarter, and in years to come they will be taking over a number of tasks for human beings, and according to some people in the field, there seems to be almost no end to the utilization of robots.

The objective of this two-week intensive course is to give students an overview of the commercially available robots and their application areas, the research activities at the university in robot technology, including artificial intelligence, and to introduce students to some essential robot activities such as path planning and surface treatment as well as an introduction to robot vision systems.

Teaching and instruction method
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out experimental work in small teams. The experimental work, data analysis and reporting will be done in teams of 3-4 persons.'


You must have completed at least two years of engineering studies. 
Moreover, it is strongly recommended that students master an object-oriented programming language on a non-trivial level.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact The University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition



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