The programme is tailored to understanding how robots perceive the world, build models and plans, and take actions to manipulate their environment. This is done by focussing on machine learning, control, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
Why study Robotics?
The MSc by Coursework and Research Report in Computer Science offers a curriculum tailored towards intelligent robotics. Robotics is one of the sciences that is most likely to change the way our societies are structured. The central objective in the field is to reduce human responsibility for dull, dirty and dangerous jobs. Advances in the field have meant that we are closer than ever to achieving this, but a number of difficult challenges remain. These challenges need smart people to solve them, and this programme will equip you with the required knowledge to do this.
The research report component of the programme requires you to conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor. The topic that you will focus on will be formulated by you and your supervisor, focussing on cutting edge problems in the field of intelligent robotics.
Why study Robotics at Wits?
Wits has a large and expanding group of roboticists publishing original research in leading local and international publications. Robotics is recognised as a strategic priority both by government and the university, with strong growth expected in the sector. Wits has a variety of robot hardware as well as staff and students with the mathematical and technical skill to drive advances in the field.