Degree in Electronic Engineering - Minor in Robotics

Become a qualified specialist focused in the field of robotics applied to sectors such as social, educational, therapeutic or care

Trends in Robotics

The goal of the course is to approach the students to current robotic developments. We will discover what is currently being developed within the robotics field applied to varied different fields from two perspectives: from an industrial/business perspective and from a research/academic one. Therefore, the students will be able to learn about the different challenges they will face in the real world in their future professional lives. Throughout the course will have invited speakers, both from academic and industrial areas, which will tell us about their work. The students will then have an opportunity to set a first contact with potential working opportunities.
Type Subject

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

Programming, Linux, python


Learning Outcomes of this subject are:
RA.1 Broad view on the advances in different areas of robotics
RA.2 Ability to research, synthetize and present work
RA.3 Experience working in academic projects as part of the faculty research groups (GTM)
RA.4 Exposure to the working opportunities within the academic and industrial areas


Given the nature of the course, it is not organized based on fixed topics. On the contrary, the different themes touched in the course depend on the students’ interests, availability of invited speakers from industry and academia, and research projects availability in the GTM’s group.


The methodology of the course is based on short research works (state-of-the-art) on the advances in robotics prepared by the students which will be presented in class through short oral presentations.

The course covers two types of presentations:
• Internal: students investigate and present in class their own findings
• External: invited speakers from the industrial and academic sector present current or recent past work within
the robotics field

Moreover, the students will develop a module of an existing research project within the GTM group. The investigator in charge of the project will explain the challenge to the students and we will guide the students through the development of potential solutions.


The evaluation is divided in a theoretical section (oral presentations) and a practice.

Oral presentations: based on the presentations in class and the participation. The mark is computed as follows:

Presentations score = 40% presentation content + 40% oral presentation + 20% class participation

Practice core = 30% development + 20% report + 50% final presentation

FINAL SCORE = 50% presentations + 50% practice

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography
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