376.083 Automation and Robotics Project
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 6.0h, 9.0EC


  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 9.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to plan, execute and document a small scientific project for a given technical/scientific task. Students are able to develop a project plan, conduct a literatur review of the state of the art and develop solutions for the given task. They will be able to implement their solutions in a laboratory experiment or software simulation. The students are able to document the results in a scientific report taking into account the rule of scientific writing. The students obtain in-depth knowledge and experience for the chosen research question and are able to explain and communicate the state of the art and the challenges related to the research question.

Subject of course

  • project delopment and planing
  • project execution
  • literature review
  • project documentation
  • project presentation
  • current scientific research questions in the field of automation, control engineering and robotics

Teaching methods

The students get access to the laboratory equipment and a scientific environment, which allows to solve short research project for a specific topic. This includes a literature review, simulation studies, experiment design and validation under the guidance of a scientific supervisor. The progress of the project is reported to the supervisor and other students in presentations. The results are documented in a scientific report. At the beginning of the course, a short introduction to project management for scientific projects and the rules of good scientific conduct will be given.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The first lecture takes place on 24.10.2023, 15:00, lecture room EI3A. Here, detailed information to the organisation of the lecture will be given. Furthermore, the topics of projects will be presented, where one topic must be selected by each student.



Course dates

Tue15:00 - 17:0024.10.2023EI 3A Hörsaal First Lecture and presentation of projects
Thu14:00 - 16:0016.11.2023 Computerlabor E376, CA0426Lecture Part: How to conduct research and write a report

Examination modalities

The course is graded by the results during the project, the communication with the supervisor and the final report.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.10.2023 06:00 06.11.2023 23:59 02.10.2023 23:59

Registration modalities

The registration for the course is required for administrative purposes


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems Mandatory elective
066 515 Automation and Robotic Systems Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The course is based on the knowledge of the basic course of the master programme. Although there are no mandatory prerequisites, it is strongly recommended to finish the mandatory courses of the master programme before taking this course.

Preceding courses



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