Elective in Robotics 2010/2011

Prof. Giuseppe Oriolo (coordinator)

Warning: this is the webpage of EiR 2010/2011. In 2011/2012, EiR will be coordinated by Marilena Vendittelli. Check her webpage for updated information.


scheduleOctober 2010 - June 2011
4 hrs/week, 24 weeks, 96 hrs total (12 ECTS credits)
coordinator office hoursThu 14:00-16:00, room A211, DIS, Via Ariosto 25
coordinator e-mailoriolo [at] dis [dot] uniroma1 [dot] it


Students of the Master in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (MARR) at the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica of the UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza". Other possible students include those of the Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria dei Sistemi (MSIR) and of the Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Elettronica (MELR).


The course presents a selection of recent topics in advanced robotics as an introduction to work and research in the field.


The course, which gives 12 ECTS credits, is organized in 4 modules. Each module consists of a series of lectures/seminars given by internal or external researchers in the field. For 2010/2011, the modules will be the following:

For additional details and material, access the webpage of the individual modules by following the above links, which will be activated in due time.


A general background in robotics (kinematics, dynamics, planning, control), as given for example in Robotics 1Robotics 2, and Autonomous and Mobile Robotics, is desirable but not mandatory.


To obtain 12 credits for Elective in Robotics (EiR) it is necessary to complete the 4 modules that make up EiR. To complete a single module, after attending classes, one may either give a presentation on a certain topic (based on technical papers) or complete a small project (typically involving simulations). Altogether, each student should give two (2) presentations and complete two (2) projects. A grade will be assigned based on an average of the single grades. To register the final grade, sign-up via Infostud is required.

News: A list of projects that simultaneously cover modules 2, 3 and 4 is available. To choose a particular project, send an e-mail message to the coordinator of the course, indicating the members of the group. Since a FIFO policy is used, indicate two backup choices. Send your requests not later than April 30.

Master Theses at the Robotics Laboratory

Master Theses on the topics studied in this course are available at the Robotics Laboratory. More information can be found here.
Questions/comments: oriolo [at] dis [dot] uniroma1 [dot] it