After following this course, students can:
- Independently study a specific topic in robotics and mechatronics in depth
- Choose an appropriate research methodology to investigate a given research question
- Plan and carry out theoretical, empirical, experimental, or applied research
- Find, analyze and appropriately refer to literature relevant to the research question
- Put their own research in a wider context
- Present the results of the research in the form of a scientific paper in English
- Give an oral presentation on the results of the research
Please note that the course information below corresponds to the course of ‘21/’22. This course is currently being updated for the MSc Robotics programme and therefore changes in course content might occur.|
To provide the opportunity to explore specific topics in depth, which is not available as a regular course in a specific curriculum.
The assignment has to be concluded by a written report. The topic will be selected and tutored by a scientific staff member of the Robotics and Mechatronics group (RAM).
The course is not scheduled in the time table of the programme, since it will be adapted to the students’ needs. Students are expected to show a high degree of independence and initiative in following this course.
Once a student has found a teacher for this course, student and teacher at the Robotics and Mechatronics group (RAM) should reach an agreement about:
- the topic to be studied
- the course materials (e.g. papers, books)
- the learning activities (e.g. self study, assignments, projects, presentations)
- a time schedule for the activities
- the assessment procedure and criteria.