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Delve into a robot’s brain and its complex cognitive processes to improve how it perceives and reacts to its surroundings.

Are you interested in what is going on inside the brain of a robot? AI software is the backbone of robotic systems, enabling them to act independently and to swiftly adapt to new situations. Thanks to its software, a robot can process vast amounts of data and make informed decisions in real time. This is crucial for their autonomous functioning and executing the required tasks with precision. Moreover, robots can learn from experience, so they continually improve their capabilities. If you want to enhance a robot's functionality through its perception and response to its surroundings, the specialisation in Algorithms & Software AI is the perfect fit for you.

The rapid advances in artificial intelligence are boosting the autonomy of robots. Scary? Not quite. In the Algorithms & Software AI specialisation, you will study the latest developments in cognition, perception, navigation, software development, and deep learning, understanding their limitations and alleviating any concerns.

Dr. George Vosselman, programme mentor Algorithms & Software AI

What is Algorithms & Software AI?

In this specialisation, you will learn how robots make decisions and transform external signals into autonomous, useful movements. Among some of the challenges you will tackle is enabling a robot to use its sensors to understand and respond to its surroundings. How do you develop the right algorithms, and how do you implement those in a working prototype? You will delve into algorithms for perception, cognition, and navigation as well as into systems engineering, optimal estimation, and machine learning. Research assignments in this specialisation centre on advanced sensor data analysis and programming robotic controllers.

Examples of courses you will follow within this specialisation:
  • What happens inside the brain of a robot? In the course AI for Autonomous Robots, you will learn to design, develop, test, and evaluate algorithms for autonomous robots.
  • Learn to write your own robotics software, test it, and control an actual robot using an embedded control computing platform in the course Advanced Software Development for Robotics.
  • Are you considering starting your own robotics company? In the elective course Innovation Tournament, you will go through the whole innovation cycle, from ideation to fundraising.

What will you learn?

As a graduate of the Master's in Robotics with a specialisation in Algorithms & Software AI, you have acquired specific scientific knowledge, skills, and values that will help you in your future career.

  • Knowledge

    After completing this Master’s specialisation, you:

    • have an advanced knowledge of machine learning and algorithms for perception, cognition, and navigation;
    • have an in-depth knowledge of processing external signals into relevant autonomous movements and actions;
    • have a thorough understanding of how to apply AI techniques in different algorithms.
  • Skills

    After successfully finishing this Master’s specialisation, you:

    • can analyse and design algorithms for robot perception, cognition, decision, and action;
    • can design and test robot software;
    • can model and analyse the physical behaviour of robotic systems.
  • Values

    After completing this Master’s specialisation, you:

    • know how important adaptability is in the robotics field;
    • are aware of the ethical and societal implications of robots;
    • value multidisciplinary approaches in your research.

Other Master’s

Is this specialisation not exactly what you are looking for? Maybe one of the other specialisations suits you better. You can also find out more about related master’s at the University of Twente:

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