Master in Robotics

, par Andrea CHERUBINI


  • September – February : taught courses and project (in a lab or in a company)
  • February : exams
  • March - August : internship in a lab or in a company
  • August : oral defence of the internship

Taught Courses

  • Manipulator Robots : modelling and controlling serial robot arms
  • Robotic Perception : 3D vision, calibration, distance and position sensors
  • Artificial Intelligence : machine learning and its applications in robotics
  • Optimisation : linear/non linear optimisation, applications in robot optimal control
  • Embedded Systems : programming a micro-controller in C, practicals on Raspberry Pi
  • Robot Programming : ROS with practical project on real robot platforms
  • Applied Robotics : medical robots, humanoids, rigid and cable parallel robots, soft robots, UAV, underwater robots, virtual reality
  • Career Development : improving presentation skills, writing a CV, succeeding in job interviews


The student handbook is available here.


The Master is open to apprenticeship contracts. Such contract allows students to acquire the theoretical bases during the training weeks and to put them in practice during the periods spent in the company. This mode of functioning allows the students to improve their skills. It also has the advantage of being paid before graduation.


At least four years of university studies (equivalent of 240 ECTS), in a field related to Robotics, such as : Mechatronics, Automatic control, Computer science, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Applied mathematics.
Undergraduate average grade of 13/20 (French system) or GPA 3.0 or equivalent (other systems).
The applicants must write and read fluently in English (if possible, include a TOEFL or TOEIC certificate to the application)


Applicants resident in one of the following countries :
Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Vietnam.
should apply via :

All other applicants should apply via this website from 11th of April (eCandidat blue) : !accueilView


The exact cost is decided by the French Ministry of Higher Education shortly before the start of the Academic year.

Perspective jobs among graduates

  • 25% continue their studies with a PhD thesis
  • 75% are employed in the private sector. Among these : 50% work in Robotics, and 50% in related fields (software development, industrial computing, vision, control systems, etc.).


Oussama Khatib, one of the pioneers in robotics, studied Control Systems at University of Montpellier in 1974.


Teaching : Andrea Cherubini and Salih Abdelaziz
Administration :

Research carried out at LIRMM and related to the Master