Robotics and Automation (R&A)


The “Robotics and Automation” (RA) master’s program aims to train specialists in the field of Systems Engineering able to meet the demands of the labour market for highly qualified personnel in the new digital technologies of robotics and automation of the ‘Industry of the Future’.

Relevance to the labour market

The educational curriculum of the master’s program aims to ensure the competencies for two classes of occupational profiles:

  1. Automation: process analyst, automation solution developer, designer, consultant, implementation specialist, architect of cyber-physical production systems, researcher
  2. Robotics: expert in robotic processes and services, developer of industrial applications with robots and artificial vision systems, integrator of robots in production structures, consultant, and researcher.

Required knowledge

Sensors and transducers, the basics of automatic control, computer control systems, numerical devices, programmable logic controllers, and programming languages.

Competences and skills acquired

The skills acquired will allow the selection, development and application of scientific concepts and methods in interdisciplinary fields: Automation (alerts to reality, ensuring optimization and prediction of the state and performance evolution, robust) and Intelligent Robots (adaptable to the environment, cooperating with the human operator in conditions of safety and learning from it, with the autonomy of decisions). The program ensures acquiring research, design, and application development skills.

Year I, Semester I

Course 1:Robot Motion Planning and Control
Course 2:Guidance Vision in Robotics
Course 3:Mechatronics Engineering
Course 4:Scientific research and practice
Course 5 (elective):Embedded Systems for Industrial ControlMachine Learning Methods and Applications
Facultative course:Design and management of educational programs

Year I, Semester II

Course 1:Mobile Robots and Collective Control
Course 2:Multi-Agent Systems and Programming 
Course 3:Smart Robot Learning
Course 4:Scientific research and practice
Course 5 (elective):Cloud Manufacturing Models and Services in Robotics
Intelligent Image Processing
Facultative courses: Psychopedagogy of adolescents, young people and adults
Counselling and guidance

Year II, Semester I

Course 1:Natural Human-Robot Interaction
Course 2:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Course 3:Industrial IoT and Big Data Integration
Course 4:Scientific research and practice
Course 5 (elective):Robots in Industrial Applications
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Facultative courses:Psychopedagogy of adolescents, young people and adults
Counselling and guidance

Year II, Semester II

Course 1:Scientific Research and Authorship
Course 2:Artificial Ethics and Legal Issues in Robotics

Research Themes

  • Real-time multitasking control of robot movement;
  • Hybrid position-effort control of the non-free movement of robots;
  • Multi-agent systems for swarm robotic systems;
  • Emulating human manipulative gestures with high dexterity in robotics through artificial vision techniques;
  • Development of Digital Twin models for robots;
  • Inter-robot cooperation;
  • Holonic production management systems;
  • Cloud Services in Robotics.

Programming languages ​​and technologies used

Programming languages: JAVA/JADE, Python, ROS/Gazebo, Erlang, Netlogo, ILOG CPLEX OPL, RAPID, V+, C++, Arduino IDE, Matlab/Simulink, Cognex In-Sight, OpenCV/OpenGL, TensorFlow, V-REP Robot Simulator, ISO Gcode;

Technologies: Watson ML, Digital Twin, IoT Edge Analytics, MQTT for IoT, Big Data Analytics / Streaming, LoRa, OPC-UA, SCADA, PROMIA

Other information

Teaching language: English

Partner companies (supporting the program in any form): Schaeffler Romania, ABB Romania, OMRON / Adept Romania, East Electric, Dacia Renault Automobile SA, INDAS Tech (Rockwell Automation Romania), Siemens Romania, IBM Romania, Robcon srl (Cloos Romania ), Oracle Romania

International partnerships:

  • Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK;
  • University of Nantes, France; University of Porto, Portugal;
  • Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes, France;
  • University of Lorraine, Nancy, France;
  • University of Valencia, Spain
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