General information

The Networked Embedded Systems group offers students the opportunity to write a seminar paper each semester in order to practice their academic skills.

We offer the following topics every semester, alternating according to interest:

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Data Science
  • Computer Vision

This seminar is suitable for students at Bachelor and Master level. However, it cannot be chosen by Master AI-SE students. The preparation of a seminar paper provides the necessary skills for scientific work. The students learn to deal intensively and independently with a specific topic and to reproduce this in written form and in a presentation.

The seminars of the Networked Embedded Systems group are held in English.

The effort for this seminar is 6 ECTS.

The maximum number of participants per semester is limited to 12.

The current topic for the upcoming semester and all further information like the kickoff meeting or the respective contact person, can be found below.


Current Topic

Seminar: Social Robotics

Tutors: Carlos Medina Sánchez, Simon Janzon

Have you ever watched a movie where robots and persons share the same environment, collaborating together in a natural and socially-acceptable manner? Have you asked yourself which technological background would be required for making such futuristic vision possible in reality?

In this seminar, we are going to investigate the technological bases necessary to make robots and humans share physical and social spaces. Due to the inherent diversity of social robotics, the seminar is going to touch a variety of topics, e.g., robotics, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, human-robot interaction, as well as cognitive and social sciences.

Depending on the number of participants, the seminar will be organized either as a set of written surveys on selected topics, followed by corresponding presentations, or as a full-fledged scientific event including a reviewing process.

This seminar is suitable for students at the bachelor and master level. However, it cannot be chosen by master AI-SE students. This seminar is given in English. Please also note that the maximum number of participants is limited to 12. If you have questions regarding this seminar, please send an email to and

Seminar language: English

The kickoff meeting for this seminar will take place in SA 126 on April, 8th from 10h to 12h. Please check this information for updates or send an email to and to be notified about changes. Participation in this meeting is mandatory.