Tools for Robotics, Short Course | Part time online | Luleå University of Technology | Sweden
21 days
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The Tools for Robotics course offered by Luleå University of Technology will explore the different tools and software to design, test, and prototype custom robot parts and robust robot behaviour.


What you will study

The Tools for Robotics course offered by Luleå University of Technology will help you:

Learn to use robotics software and 3D models for robot design and development

  • In recent years, industries around the world have been getting creative when it comes to incorporating robotics into their workflows. This three-week course offers a fascinating introduction to software and tools currently used in robotics. You’ll build basic knowledge of robotics tools and learn how they can be adapted for different industries.

Familiarise yourself with Ubuntu operating system and Gazebo framework

  • You’ll start by discovering the open-source Ubuntu operating system which provides stability and flexibility for app development. Using case studies and examples, you’ll learn how Ubuntu incorporates the Gazebo framework for testing robots in simulation. As you explore its open-source collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that simplify the task of creating complex robot behaviour, you’ll see how the framework can be used to create everything from low-level interfaces with sensors and actuators to high-level capability designs.

Gain hands-on experience using 3D robotics models in simulation

  • You’ll also learn about the Gazebo simulator, which allows for fast prototyping of application scenarios, robot design, and sensor interfacing. To understand the application of robotics in different industries, you’ll be introduced to 3D modelling and CAD designing, and how they can be used in developing custom robot parts and sensor models.

Learn from the experts at the cutting edge of control engineering, robotics, and AI

  • You’ll learn with specialists at the Luleå University of Technology who are experienced in bringing robotics into people’s everyday life. Through this course, they’ll help you build an in-depth understanding of using Ubuntu, 3D modeling and manufacturing, and the Gazebo simulator for robot design and prototyping application scenarios.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Explore and learn about the initial interface with Ubuntu.
  • Experiment with and understand the ROS framework and Gazebo Simulator.
  • Describe how to work with 3D models.
  • Apply hands-on experience with 3D models in simulation environment for tourism sector.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for anyone interested in using robotic solutions in their role and who wants to learn the basics of robotics frameworks.

Tuition Fee

  • The course is free.


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