Even today, robots are already assembling devices, taking over complex thinking tasks, and are already caring for people: Robots have become an indispensable part of today's world. The majority of robots do their work in factories. However, there are a large number of other devices that are also considered robots: For example, autonomous, mobile robots that can carry out explorations, or walking robots. There are also household and service robots that can be used as vacuum cleaners, window cleaners or lawnmowers. Or robots that resemble humans or animals. They are designed to adapt to and interact with people, for example to provide them with information. They are used in the care of elderly and disabled people or in the care of children. Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role not only in these social robots, as they are expected to react flexibly to human needs. The latest developments therefore focus on the generation and collection of sound knowledge and data insights at machine level. The machine can learn from its human operators and then improve performance. Within the next couple of years, almost half of the newly deployed industrial robots are expected to be equipped with at least one intelligent function such as predictive analytics or autonomous perception. AI-supported collaborative robots (cobots) will become increasingly important in the future in order to create healthy and safe living and working conditions that have less impact on the environment and achieve more sustainable working conditions in factories. It is predicted that the market for consumer robots will double. The next generation of AI-based robots will focus less on physical tasks and more on teaching and interacting with family members.
Robotics (B. Eng.)
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Yes Dual Offers
The goal of the Bachelor's degree in Robotics is the practice-oriented teaching of interdisciplinary knowledge and methods for the design, construction, operation and use of robots as well as of electrical and information systems for their control, sensory feedback and information processing, based on scientific knowledge and methods. In addition to technical competence, social and methodological skills are taught to promote personality development and leadership qualities. The social skills acquired in internships, seminars or projects enable students to work as part of a team or lead a project group. Together, this leads to an independent professional activity in the field of development and deployment of autonomous, mechatronic systems for automation, digitalization and networking in industrial production but also for other socially relevant areas such as medical technology or personal robotic assistance.
After completing their studies, graduates should be familiar with the software, electronics and mechanics of stationary and mobile robots in order to use and further develop modern informatics technologies such as image recognition, orientation techniques, planning algorithms, communication systems, artificial intelligence for autonomous, mechatronic systems. They are able to independently design, plan and implement the use of standard and individual robot systems in industrial and non-industrial environments through close interaction of information technologies, automation technology, robotics and humans, and taking into account requirements for safe working environments.
The completed Bachelor's degree also provides the basis for further scientific qualification in a subsequent Master's degree course.
Engineering Mechanics 1
Fundamentals in Programming 1
Engineering Mathematics 1
Technical Computer Science
Technical Mechanics 2
Fundamentals in Programming 2
Engineering Mathematics 2
Digital Signal Processing
Control Engineering 1
Image Processing and Machine Learning
Modelling and Simulation
Control Engineering 2
Principles of Artificial Intelligence
Business Administration and Corporate Governance
Lecture accompanying the practice
Technik der Kommunikation und verteilten Systeme
Seminar Bachelor's Thesis
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The dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
In the joint model, students may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!).
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