About this minor

Always wanted to create a robot from scratch? In this minor you will work in a multidisciplinary team and design and build a functional robotic prototype for a customer. You and your team will be working from RoboHouse. Based on your interest teams will be formed. In the first ten weeks you will mainly take courses outside of your own discipline. During the last 10 weeks the focus is on designing and building the robotic prototype. Please have a look at the website to get an overview of the courses and projects from previous years.

Learning outcomes

During this minor you will learn what it is like to work in a multidisciplinary team and build a working robotic prototype for a customer. You will also learn the basics of the other disciplines in your team. Apart from the courses that mainly take place in the first quarter, you will work in a team on a robotic prototype. This comprises the following technical competences:

  • executing a market analysis, designing the user experience (including external appearance), producing a slick robot (IDE students already possess these competences)
  • calculating forces, torques, stiffness, strength, acceleration/deceleration, collisions and stability of the robot, and designing the mechanical parts and the drive train (ME students already possess these competences)
  • calculating currents, circuit dynamics, and heat production, selecting, reading, and interpreting sensor outputs, and developing, building and testing electronic circuits for power supply, safety, and data processing (EE students already possess these competences)
  • designing, implementing, and testing c++/python software modules for human interfacing, interaction, safety, and autonomous behavior of the robot (CS students already possess these competences).

Good to know

This minor is open to all TU Delft BSc students Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Design Engineering with a strong interest in developing a robotic prototype.

This is a selection minor, which means you have to hand in a motivational letter. Please check the website for more information and how to submit the motivation letter;

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Teaching method and examination

Within this minor you will have a 15EC project which will be evaluated on a 'Detailed Design'-report (30%), a 'Handover document' (20%), the robotic prototype (40%) and a peer review of group members (10%).

The other 15EC will be filled with courses that you will take. The examination of these differ per course.

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at

Link to more information

  • Credits
    ECTS 30
  • Level
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  • Selection minor
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      9 February 2025
    • Term *
      Block MIN S S1
    • Location
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These offerings are valid for students of Erasmus University