Minor Robotics

General information

The Minor Robotics is a 5-month educational program for third year BSc students of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. A team of students from all above disciplines (to make sure they cover all knowledge needed in robotics) are working on building a robot for a customer.

Students follow multidisciplinary courses, and work in multidisciplinary teams to design, build, and program robots for customers. During the first months of the minor the students will focus on taking courses outside their own discipline (for example, the Industrial Design student will learn about programming and electronics, while a Computer Science student will learn about statics and prototyping). But they will also work on the design of their robot in close collaboration with the customer.

The last months will be dedicated full time on building the robot and ends with a demo together with all other teams from the Minor Robotics.

Together with the potential customer we formulate a possible project for the students. This needs to be a robotics project in which all disciplines of the students are needed. Please have a look at the examples from previous years.

After the selection of the students (which will be the top ranked students selected on motivation and grades) the students choose which project they would like to do from the possible projects. This also means that your project might not be selected. Teams are then formed based on the engagement of the student with the project.

  • We charge €6.000,- per project as a contribution to the cost of coaching and input from top researchers from Delft University of Technology.
  • What to expect: A motivated multidisciplinary 5-6 students team developing a robotics prototype in 5 months
  • What not no expect: A fully working product.
  • Interested? Please contact the coordinator of the minor (Martin Klomp,, and we can try to formulate a project. We expect you to also guide the students in their process of getting the requirements.
  • Next minor: September 2019 until January 2020


June 1stDeadline draft project description
July 1stDeadline project description
August 1stSelection of projects based on students' interest
September (first week)Kick-off with students, customers and staff
January (end)Demoday

Please visit the Robotics Minor pages to get a general overview what kind of projects to expect, or the studyguide (opleidingtype 'minor', opleiding 'Minors Werktuigbouwkunde’) for a more detailed description of the courses and what to expect.

Over the years, the media paid attention to the Minor Robotics at Delft University of Technology. Here you can find a selection of articles, videos etc:

computable19-2-2019, online
delta1-2-2019, online
siliconcanals.nl31-1-2019, online
ad.nl23-1-2019, online video
radio1, de dagwacht25-1-2018, radio
straights times (EN)25-1-2018, online
tribune de geneve (FR)25-1-2018, online
delta22-1-2018, online
de Ingenieur19-1-2018, online 18-1-2018, online voorpagina
radio2, gijs 2.018-1-2018, live radio
bnr, spituur18-1-2018, radio
computable16-1-2018, online
vpro-gids24-10-2017, gids en online

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