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Why

Robotics Engineering has a unique didactic organization, compliant with the international programs EMARO and JEMARO of which is a branch with Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) and Keio University (Japan). 

Teaching is provided completely in English, partly carried out by foreign teachers, focusing on design and laboratory activity. In particular, in the second year of the course, some typical aspects of Robotics are expanded referring to wide international scenarios, like:

Industrial robotics, service and mechatronics

Autonomous robotic systems, intelligent environments

Biomimetic, social robotics, biomedical robotics

Robotics Engineering also helps the students to carry out the thesis in national or foreign industrial companies and research centers.

As it is requested to international students, students enrolled only in the local path are encouraged to pass exams in the only session at the end of the semester; for this purpose part of the examination of each subject is included in the so-called 'continuous assessment' (in itinere tests), following the usual international standards. This timing (followed by almost all students) allows an effective and rapid conclusion of the studies and is one of the prerequisites for the possible inclusion in the international path during the second year.

For all students, attendance is strongly recommended

What you will study

The syllabus is the same as the international track. It has a simple structure, with just one path, but with several possible choices. Differently form standard Italian degrees, the track offers small 4-credit modules in the second year.

First-year

COMPULSORY SUBJECT (name, credits, semester)

  • Research track1, 5, 1st
  • Research track 2, 5, 2nd
  • Mechanics of mechanisms and machines, 5, 1st
  • Modelling and control of manipulators, 6, 1st

ELECTIVE COURSES (name, credits, semester)

30 credits among:

  • Advanced and robot programming, 5, 1st
  • Artificial Intelligence for robotics I, 5, 1st
  • Control of linear multi-variable systems, 5, 1st
  • Embedded systems, 5, 2nd
  • Human-computer interaction, 5, 2nd
  • Mobile robots, 5, 2nd
  • Real-time operating systems, 5, 1st
  • Robot Dynamics and control, 5, 2nd
  • Cognitive architectures for robotics, 5, 2nd
  • Artificial Intelligence for Robotics II, 5, 2nd
  • System Identification, 5, 1st

10 credits among:

  • Computer vision, 5, 1st
  • Machine learning for robotics I, 5, 1st
  • Italian language for foreign students – brief, 4, 1st
  • Italian language for foreign students – long, 5, 1st
  • Mechanical design methods in robotics, 5, 2nd
  • Optimisation techniques, 5, 1st
  • Signal Processing in Robotics, 5, 2nd

Second-year

COMPULSORY SUBJECT (name, credits, semester)

  • Research Methodology, 1, 1st
  • Master Thesis, 30, 2nd

ELECTIVE COURSES (name, credits, semester)

12 credits among:

  • Ambient Intelligence, 4, 1st
  • Social robotics, 4, 1st
  • Virtual reality for robotics, 4, 1st
  • Cooperative robotics, 4, 1st
  • Embedded systems, 4, 1st
  • Systems identification, 4, 1st
  • Experimental robotics laboratory, 4, 1st
  • Machine learning for robotics II, 4, 1st
  • Trustworthy artificial intelligence for robotics, 4, 1st

12 credits among:

  • Ambient Intelligence, 4, 1st *
  • Social robotics, 4, 1st *
  • Virtual reality for robotics, 4, 1st *
  • Cooperative robotics, 4, 1st *
  • Embedded systems, 4, 1st *
  • Systems identification, 4, 1st *
  • Experimental robotics laboratory, 4, 1st *
  • Machine learning for robotics II, 4, 1st *
  • Trustworthy artificial intelligence for robotics, 4, 1st*
  • Biomedical robotics, 4, 1st
  • Italian language for foreign students – brief, 4, 1st
  • Italian language for foreign students – long, 5, 1st
  • Psychology of perception and action, 4, 1st
  • Introduction to quantum information and computation for robotics, 4, 1st
  • Smart coupled systems for sensing and actuation, 4, 1st

(* if not already selected)

    Career perspectives

    Graduates in Robotics Engineering

    What

    Graduates in Robotics Engineering work as:

    • designer of robotic, mechatronic, automation and home automation devices and systems
    • developer of models and software in the same areas
    • automation system integrator
    • expert in the use of robot systems in various fields (manufacturing, medical, service, etc.).

    Where

    The main employment opportunities for graduates in Robotics Engineering are:

    • industries for robotics and automation, home automation
    • companies in the electronic, electromechanical sectors
    • highly automation manufacturing industries
    • transport industries: automotive, railway, naval, aerospace
    • companies operating in the field of automation and automatic controls
    • companies operating in the domotics, medical and healthcare sectors
    • companies operating in the fields of security and civil protection
    • private practice in the various application areas mentioned above.