Robotics and Embedded AI MSc at Maynooth University

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The Robotics and Embedded AI MSc at Maynooth University will provide graduates in computing, engineering, and cognate disciplines with specialised training in the design and control of intelligent machines. Robotics is a multi-disciplinary field of study requiring skills in computing, electronics, and mechanical engineering.

Teamwork, innovation and the validation of science through practice are central to this success in this field. The program has a large team project each semester where students explore the application of the theories of robotics with a focus on design thinking and innovation in first semester and system realisation and evaluation in the second semester. In the third semester, they undertake a large independent research project in partnership with industry or the robotics research group.

Robotics and Embedded AI MSc at Maynooth University

The programme builds on the strong foundations of Maynooth’s undergraduate degrees in Computer Science (CS) and Robotics and Intelligent Devices (RID) undergraduate programmes. Many of the specialised 4th-year modules from these programmes are part of the MSc degree. They are supplemented by specialised training in deep learning, augmented reality, human-robot interaction, robot ethics and cognitive robotics.

Given the diverse backgrounds of the student intake, the programme provides two main pathways:
1. students from a computing background are introduced to the engineering principles of control theory, digital signal processing and robotics.
2. for students coming from an engineering or robotics background, some courses focus on AI, deep learning and computation.

The dissertation research project will be available in two forms: a traditional project based in an academic research lab or a project undertaken as part of an internship with robotics firms who are supporting the programme, such as Eiratech Robotics, Combilift, Intel, Ubotica, Fanuc Robotics, Akara Robotics, Otherlab, etc.

Upon graduation, the students will be thoroughly grounded in robotics theory and cutting-edge research. They will also have developed transferable skills in design thinking, innovation, and teamwork. And finally, they will have demonstrated their newfound skills by completing a research project at the cutting edge of robotics and embedded AI.

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At Maynooth it is the individual that matters. For your postgraduate studies, the small class sizes and one-to-one guidance from senior lecturers and global researchers will challenge and inspire you. Furthermore, you can also contact the Graduate Studies Office for any one-to-one advice and support you might need. You will be joining the 20% of the Maynooth University student population who are undertaking Masters, Diplomas or Research programmes, working and studying towards their personal or professional development goals in a supportive academic teaching and learning environment.

Maynooth University’s researchers and academics hail from more than 95 countries and our alumni network comprises more than 70,000 people across the globe.

At Maynooth, senior academics and internationally respected researchers challenge and inspire students in small classes and with one-to-one supervision, helping emerging scholars to reach their academic potential and build a stand out resume or CV.

The postgraduate cohort includes students who hold John and Pat Hume Doctoral awards, Irish Research Council, Mitchell, Fulbright and SFI scholarships, reflecting Maynooth University’s academic excellence across disciplines.

The Graduate Studies Office is dedicated to ensuring a unique and valuable postgraduate experience for each and every student. If you would like to find out more about MU’s postgraduate courses please enquire below.


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