Robotics and Vision

Course typeExchange
Course sectorLife Science
Course duration5 months
SemesterFall (Sept. - Jan.)
For partners ofSchool of Life Science, Engineering & Design

Saxion students Robotics & Vision developing robots in the labThe Robotics and Vision minor focuses on design and realization of vision-based robotic applications that are robust, reliable, adaptable and efficient. It provides the fundamental knowledge and basic set of skills on characterization of various types of robots, design and realization of vision systems, and application of advanced control techniques. Moreover, it equips participants with the know-how in using Robotic Operating System (ROS) to implement robotic software, and in 3D prototyping in order to develop part(s) of a robot for proof-of principle.

The minor is organized as a continuous block of two quartiles. All modules are spread over both quartiles.

Every student participates in the following three compulsory modules and a project:

  • Robotics module (6 ECTS)
  • Intelligent Control module (6 ECTS)
  • Vision module (6 ECTS)
  • Project Robotics and Vision (12 ECTS)

The following topics will be addressed: Modeling and control of various types of robots, design and implementation of advanced controllers, and design and development of vision systems (both hardware and software).

Activities offered in this minor include:

  • Dynamic modeling of robots (industrial robots, ground and aerial robots)
  • Path planning and motion/interaction control of robots
  • Analysis of low order linear and linearized systems
  • Design and implementation of advanced controllers that provide high performance, robustness
    and high degree of adaptability to systems
  • Design and development of general purpose and application specific vision systems
  • Development of a vision-based robot application by following a systems engineering approach
  • Use of the robotic operating system (ROS) to realize robotic software
  • Design and development of a proof-of-principle 3D prototype for part(s) of a specific robot

For admission to this minor, potential participants must have successfully passed the propaedeutic exam of one of the following bachelor programs; Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and must fulfill all the perquisites for all the modules and project of this minor.

Your level of English should be at least B2.

Before registration you need to apply and get approval from the exchange coordinator at Saxion UAS first. Please send your application to Ms. Karen van den Berg - - including:

  • CV (including fields of study, IT-skills, working experience)
  • Transcript of Records