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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.

The Summer School takes place from 18 July until 1 August 2020.

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.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 18 JulyArrival in Cardiff (Pick up Cardiff Airport from Heathrow Airport provided)
Sunday 19 JulySocial event
Monday 20 JulyWelcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 21 JulyLecture: What are mobile robots and ROS?
Build a simple ROS node in simulator
Laboratory session
Wednesday 22 JulyTutorial: ROS - 1

Lecture: Laser based Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)
Laboratory sessions
Thursday 23 JulyTutorial: ROS - 2
Lecture: Path planning and reactive behaviours

Laboratory sessions
Friday 24 JulyTutorial: ROS - 3

Lecture: Design a state machine

Laboratory sessions
Saturday 25 JulyField trips and free time
Sunday 26 JulyField trips and free time
Monday 27 JulyLecture: Manufacturing Informatics - the state-of-the-art
Tutorial 1 and Mini-KDD Cup
Tuesday 28 JulyIndustrial site visit
Wednesday 29 JulyLecture: Industry 4.0 and advanced data analytics
Tour of School research laboratories

Tutorial 2 and Mini-KDD Cup
Thursday 30 JulyMini-KDD Cup and presentation
Friday 31 JulyFinal assessment day

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 1 AugustDeparture from Cardiff (Drop off to Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)

The fee for the 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 (pick up is on 18 July, drop off is on 1 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Your visit

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.

Contact us

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.

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