Master in Control and Robotics in Advanced Robotics (CORO IMARO)

General

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Program Description

Advanced Robotics (CORO IMARO)

The main objective is of this specialism is to master the modeling and control of complex robots evolving in dynamic environments by using proprioceptive and exteroceptive perception.

The focus is on advanced robotics, but more generally the specialism deals with modern techniques in systems engineering for the modeling, simulation, optimization, analysis, and control of a variety of robotics systems. It also takes into account the modeling and perception of the environment. The quality of this Master has been recognized by the European Union by supporting the European Master on Advanced Robotics (EMARO+) in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program.

The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Advanced Robotics is one of five specialisms available within the Control and Robotics stream. Some of the M1 courses are taught across the five specialisms whereas the M2 courses are specialism-specific.

The language of instruction is English across the two years.

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Curriculum

Course Content - M1

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English.

M1 - Autumn Semester Courses ECTS M1 - Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Signal Processing 5 Group Project 6
Classical Linear Control 5 Optimization Techniques 4
Artificial Intelligence 4 Mobile Robots 4
Modeling of Manipulators 4 Dynamic Model-Based Control 4
Advanced and Robot Programming 4 Software Architecture for Robotics 4
Mechanical Design Methods in Robotics 4 Computer Vision 4
Modern Languages 4 Modern Languages 4

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Course Content - M2

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English.

M2 - Autumn Semester Courses ECTS M2 - Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Advanced modeling of robots 5 Master thesis/internship 30
Research methodology 5
Sensor-based control of complex robots 4
Advanced visual geometry 4
Humanoid robots * 4
From human motion to humanoid control * 4
Autonomous vehicle * 4
Optimal kinematic design * 4
Modern Languages 4
Conferences -

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes
* Elective courses (choose 2 out of 4)

Internships

Examples of previous internships in the industry:

  • Control and Navigation Strategies in Uncertain Environments with Human Operators (AGI)
  • Obstacle and self-collision avoidance with a dual-arm Manipulator (AGI)

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Off-road platooning
  • Optimum Design, Prototyping, and Control of a 6-dof Cable-Driven Parallel Robot with a large orientational workspace
  • Analysis of human walking behavior to improve humanoid walking patterns

Skills Developed

  • Master the different fields of advanced robotics and intelligent robots (Kinematic and dynamic modeling, Dynamic control, Dedicated computing, Perceptual organs, Mechanical design)
  • Merge design and implantation of robotic systems in their environment
  • Possess a body of knowledge of case studies in growing sectors (production robotics, autonomous vehicles, humanoid robotics, etc.)

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyze results
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project

Prospects for employment or further study:

  • Sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Transportation, Wind and Marine Energy, Materials Producers, Consulting
  • Fields: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Design, Materials, Advanced Processes, Manufacturing, Research, and Innovation
  • Positions: Mechanical Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Innovation Engineer (post Ph.D.)

Faculty, Industrial Partners and Research Labs

This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the LS2N Institute. Centrale Nantes has several industrial partnerships such as with BA System, Airbus Group Innovation, Gaussin, Renault, Akka Technologies, GE, Tecnalia, IRT Jules Verne, etc.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Founded in 1919, Centrale Nantes (ECN) is among the top higher education and research institutions in France in Science & Engineering. Its purpose is to develop top-level scientists & engineer ... Read More

Founded in 1919, Centrale Nantes (ECN) is among the top higher education and research institutions in France in Science & Engineering. Its purpose is to develop top-level scientists & engineers in multidisciplinary and specific fields from 2150 students per year in engineering track (5 years), Master Degrees and PhDs. International development is at the heart of the strategic policy of Centrale Nantes: 100% of its engineering students are going abroad and 30% of the campus population is international. Read less