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Robotics: Fundamentals and Applications

Summer School of Engineering, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR
Robots are getting smarter and smarter, and taking over a number of tasks for human beings, and there seems to be almost no end to the utilization of robots as novel robotics applications have been being explored and identified continually. This course will give students an overview of the commercially available robots, their application areas, and the state-of-the-art research activities in global robotics community and SDU MMMI research institute, and help students establish strong connection between robotics theory and applications. To this end, fundamentals in robotics will be introduced in the summer course including Kinematics, Dynamics, Control, i.e., KDC pillar modules in robotics, and more importantly, how these theories can be applied in real cases, which will be integrated into a hands-on mini project. In this mini project, you will have opportunity to work on UR (Universal Robots) robot arms for collision avoidance motion planning and control by using the learnt KDC fundamentals. The fundamentals covered in this summer course are mainly for robot arms, but some of them can be general for other types of robots as well.

Mandatory prerequisites:
Basic linear algebra. 
Matlab Programming and two years of studies at university level (equivalent to 120 ECTS) within a relevant field of study, before the summer school starts. 

Recommended prerequisites:
C++ programming is a plus

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Summer School 2023

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 07



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