Readings in Robotics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The goal of this course is to provide the foundations necessary to perform research within the field of robotics. The course takes a practical approach and focuses on the craftsmanship needed as a scientist. Students explore state of the art theories and techniques in a formalized manner by analyzing a selection of research texts fundamental to robotics through, e.g., paper presentation, reproduction of experiments, etc.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about how to perform a state-of-art analysis
  • Must have knowledge about the current research agenda within robotics


  • Must be able to analyze specific research topics within robotics
  • Must be able to perform critical annotation of relevant robotic literature
  • Must be able to define taxonomies for relevant robotic literature


  • Must be able to critically evaluate a robotic system in relation to state-of-the-art robotic research

Type of instruction

See the general description of the types of instruction described in ยง 17.



Name of examReadings in Robotics
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Re-exam: written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStudiekreds i robotik
Module codeM-ESNROBK3K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Robotics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science