The Norwegian University of Life Sciences has 5200 students and 1700 employees at two campuses, in Ås and Oslo. Our interdisciplinary research and study programmes generate innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.

The Faculty of Science and Technology focuses on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development. An example of technology developed here is the Thorvald II system, one of the world’s most widely used robotic research platforms for agriculture.

The faculty offers master’s degree programmes in various branches of engineering. The programmes most relevant to robotics are listed below.

Data Science
In our master programme in Data Science you will learn how to combine informatics, mathematics and statistics with data analysis to deal with Big Data challenges.

Mechanics and Process Technology
This programme aims to give the students the multidisciplinary engineering skills needed for developing the technical solutions of the future. This include theoretical skills in maths and physics, programming skills, product development skills like mechanical design, rapid prototyping and flow simulation to name a few. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to use their developing skills in applied projects.

Applied Robotics
New study programme autumn 2019
This programme will be focused on robotic systems and their applications. The field of robotics is multidisciplinary by nature, and requires skills in areas like software engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, communication systems, sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and product design to name a few. The programme aims to develop the students understandings in all these disciplines before specializing in either mechanics or informatics.

The following research groups contribute to research in robotics:
Environment-oriented Geomatics
Image Analysis