RobotIT, Get Introduced !

General description

Robots, robots everywhere !

Want to be part of it?

Then join us for an legen-(wait for it)-dary summer course !

Not only will you learn about them but you will be given the chance to actually control and work on mobile robots (see academic description below for more details).

Be the next Tony Stark ! Robots are, after all, one of the greatest achievement of the century and it's far from being over !

More than robots, our future !


And what a better place to do that than Belgium?

(And our world-wide famous national Manneken Pis)

And more specifically Louvain-la_Neuve !

(Yes, you can google "24 heures vélo de Louvain-la-Neuve" if you need to be convinced it's one of the coolest place on Earth !)

Yes, we might be a small country but we are a MIGHTY one !

Be ready for the BEST fries ever, the BEST beers, the BEST chocolate !

But also the craziest parties you'd normally only hear about !

You sure won't want to miss a thing !

Ready for this AMAZING 9 days full of party-ness, mad-ness, thisIsTheBestTimeOfMyLife-ness?

We want YOU to be part of it ! You won't regret it !

Don't be shy and apply !

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Computational Sciences , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics
Content and topics:
The goal of this course is to provide a global introduction to mobile robotics, i.e. autonomous robots capable of moving on a prescribed area and potentially manipulating objects. We will cover the main ingredients of the mobile wheeled robots: kinematic description, perception of the environment, self-localization within this environment, and finally trajectory planning and navigation. Some parallels will be drawn with the more classical field of industrial robotics, i.e. robots working in factories. Importantly, a project will be carried out during the course. In groups of 4 people, students will have to program their own movement controller with one of our mobile robots. This will include the programming of a localization method, and a trajectory planning approach. The course will be concluded with a description of less conventional mobile robots, namely flying robots and humanoids. Connections to medical applications will be outlined, and a visit of the rehab robotics lab within the Louvain Bionics consortium will be organized.
Learning goals and objectives:
See below.
Examination type:
Presentation or written examination
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letters and answers to the questions Don't be afraid to be creative, show us you are fun to be around but can handle seriously the topic of this course.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dormitories
Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) (at least one hot) deliciously cooked by organizers
Public transportation (train, metro, bus), by foot or by car (provided by organizers, no extra cost)