Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Degree programme: Information Technology
Name of degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Language of instruction: English
Scope of degree: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: 2 years
Intelligent Robots of the Future
Robotics has long been the key to efficient manufacturing. However, current robots mostly perform rigid tasks in a production pipeline with no ability to operate in changing environments. Next generation autonomous robots operate among humans, which require completely new kinds of skills. Not only do they need to understand their surroundings, but they should also be able to co-operate with humans, and even predict future human actions.
The applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree in computer science, mathematics, automation engineering, signal processing, or a related discipline. The student should be familiar with the basics of programming, digital logic and processors. Recommended prerequisites include familiarity with machine learning and control engineering.
The robotics and AI programme combines modern machine learning techniques with modern robotics. The programme is implemented jointly by laboratories of Mechanical Engineering and Signal Processing, and includes courses from both domains. The machine learning courses cover both theory and practice, and describe a wide spectrum of machine learning techniques, in classification, regression and unsupervised learning settings. During some courses, we organize also machine learning competitions, where students can compete with each other in solving research-level problems. On the robotics courses you will learn to operate the physical world, and together these two domains use different sensor techniques—cameras, acceleration sensors, even audio—to sense the surroundings and help in robot control.
To become a MSc graduate you will need to complete the degree programme worth 120 ECTS. The modern study methods consist of lectures, exercises, assignments, independent studying and examinations. Courses are worth 90 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are awarded for successfully completing a master's thesis. Each ECTS is equal to an average workload of 27 hours.
The programme consists of the following study modules:
The skills of intelligent robot designers are in high demand. A clear benefit of the program is that the skills combine two vivid and growing fields of engineering, thus enabling successful careers in both domains.