Robotics and Manufacturing Informatics Summer School
As technology evolves and Robotics and Manufacturing Informatics advances, there has never been a more exciting time to study this fascinating Summer School.
In response to the UK Government’s recent announcements with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel our Summer Schools for 2020.
We understand this may be disappointing but ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff has to be our priority.
We will be updating these webpages in due course with information about Summer Schools for 2021. If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
We appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times and we hope to see you in Cardiff in the future.
You will be able to work with world-leading research and academic staff from in the School of Engineering's high-quality facilities, located in the multi-million-pound Queen’s Buildings complex.
Taught by academic experts within our School of Engineering, this summer school will cover the following topics:
- Mobile robots and Robot Operating Systems (ROS)
- Manufacturing informatics
- Laser based simultaneous localisation and mapping
- Designing a state machine
- Industry and advanced data analytics
Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.
Please note this schedule is subject to change.
|July 2021||Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up Cardiff Airport from Heathrow Airport provided)|
|Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Lecture: What are mobile robots and ROS?|
Build a simple ROS node in simulator
|Tutorial: ROS - 1|
Lecture: Laser based Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)
|Tutorial: ROS - 2|
Lecture: Path planning and reactive behaviours
|Tutorial: ROS - 3|
Lecture: Design a state machine
|Field trips and free time|
|Field trips and free time|
|Lecture: Manufacturing Informatics - the state-of-the-art|
Tutorial 1 and Mini-KDD Cup
|Industrial site visit|
|Lecture: Industry 4.0 and advanced data analytics|
Tour of School research laboratories
Tutorial 2 and Mini-KDD Cup
|Mini-KDD Cup and presentation|
|Final assessment day|
Final Gala Ceremony
|Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
The standard fee for our two week Summer School is £1,995.
This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport on fixed dates and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
One student on each Summer School will receive an Excellence Scholarship worth £1,000. The scholarship is merit-based and will consider your academic profile, work experience and personal statement.
Partner institutions will receive a reduction in feeds depending on how many students will be attending the Summer School. Our partnership agreement contract will include more information about this. Alternatively please contact us with any questions and we will be happy to help.
In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will stay in city centre accommodation, embark on two cultural trips within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. This is an opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe.
Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.
Applying for a short-term study visa
If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Sophie Lewis in our International Summer School team.