Great news from Computer Science and Telecommunication Faculty: Robots are coming, they are here
With great pleasure we would like to inform that Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI) has been granted with licence to implement new professional Bachelor study programme Robotics. Admission to the new programme will start in summer of 2019.
Practical implementation of the programme is planned from 1st September. Now Faculty is working on strategic plan, which includes such important aspects as strengthening academic staff with foreign guest professors and industry experts, updating the library with new books and materials for this programme, signing contracts with companies which ensure grants for studies, cooperation with well-known International Universities and leading Companies in this field.
It is a great opportunity for everyone to become highly demanded qualified-expert in the most growing world-wide sector of economy – robotics.
According International Federation of Robotics reports the number of supplied robots will growth each year by 14%. The demand for qualified staff, which can do programming of robots, design and develop them, is growing even faster.
“Faculty is proud of achieved quality of study programs, as well success of our alumni. By issuing the new program we have created the opportunity for hundreds of people to join the big family of robot’s engineers and developers. Robotics it is a fun, it is a future of the world”
Mihails Savrasovs, Dean of Computer Science and Telecommunication Faculty
The new study programme of TTI was developed in close cooperation with Latvian and International Company’s representatives, who formulated main skills and knowledge, which should be obtained by the graduates of current programme. During licensing procedure, the experts evaluated the structure of study programme and TTI Labs on a very high level.
“We have created the study programme that will be competitive on a global scale.”
Alexander Kraynukovs, Head of robotics study programme
Practical studies will be supported by existing Labs of Telecommunication, robotics and electronics centre and two new Labs: Industrial Robotics Lab and Autonomous Robotics Lab. Both will support two specialisations of the study programme: industrial robotics and autonomous robotics.
The Industrial Robotics Lab is equipped by the well-known robots KUKA, ABB and others. The practical assignments are provided by the staff having more than 10 years’ experience in robotics field from Ltd. RoboLogic. The practical assignments in this Lab will give a possibility to student become the expert in industrial robots programming and configuration (INDUSTRY 4.0).
Autonomous Robotics Lab is for everyone who thinks innovatively and believes that a lot could be done by robots themselves. Mobile robots Khepera IV and Koala, humanoid robots NAO and special software support are used in laboratory works and practice activities, from first course of study programme Robotics and also for student course and graduation work.
“Robotics specialists today are the top demand in the global market. The study programme, which we have developed with TTI is a unique proposal not only in Latvia, but also in Europe.”
Vitaly Vilims, Member of the board RoboLogic Ltd.