Mission driven education: training robotic minds
Students and PhD’s are on a mission: they want to build robots and invent new robotic applications. TU Delft Robotics Institute helps them become inventors by offering mission driven education and – via RoboValley – by closing the gap between academia and the market.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of robotics, there isn’t a straight path to becoming a robotics expert. Students must first specialise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, industrial design engineering or aerospace engineering before they can work successfully in the field of robotics.
But it is important that students can start their robotics mission as soon as they enter the university. Therefore, TU Delft Robotics Institute offers an Honours Programme Robotics for talented freshmen as well as a minor robotics for third-year BSc. Next to that, the Institute is working on a broader robotics curriculum, comparable to the bachelor liberal arts & sciences. In the end, a full robotics education programme will be offered by TU Delft Robotics Institute.
"TU Delft Robotics Institute is the place where new robotic inventions are being made"
TU Delft Robotics Institute is the place where new robotic inventions are being made. But we want those inventions to reach the market as well, so that society can benefit from the next generation robots. RoboValley, which emanated from TU Delft Robotics Institute, narrows the gap between the inventors and businesses.
RoboValley facilitates the collaboration between the, over 170, robotics researchers, other experts, entrepreneurs and decision makers in both public and private sectors. Thus, a unique network is thriving and RoboValley takes a leading role in the development of the next generation robots.
The combination TU Delft Robotics Institute and RoboValley makes sure that students can not only become inventors but entrepreneurs as well. They also make sure that their inventions can make it to our daily life.