What is the scope of robotics

Robotics - the basics of robotics

Nowadays, robots have become indispensable in industrial production. For reasons of cost in particular, robots can be used optimally in production processes that have to be repeated over and over again. Industrial robots can work faster and with consistent quality. Therefore, the global trend towards automation is increasing rapidly.

At the same time, robots are on the advance in private households. There they take on certain activities and relieve people. These include B. Vacuum cleaner robots in the interior or lawn mower robots in the garden.

In the future, robots will be of growing importance in both professional and private life. The number of robots used will steadily increase. This means that qualified specialists are required for programming, maintenance and advice. The distance course »Robotics - Basics of Robot Technology« enables you to acquire these skills and knowledge for successful use in professional practice.

Who is the Robotics - Fundamentals of Robotics course aimed at?

The course is intended to remedy the existing shortage of qualified robot technicians and programmers and is intended for

  • everyone who wants to specialize in a job as a robot specialist and who would like to earn money with this job
  • Robot leaders or robot adjusters who want to gain better professional qualifications
  • Businesses and companies of all kinds that urgently need robot technicians or programmers and who want to ensure, optimize and thus reduce costs by training their own employees
  • Electronics and electrical engineers who want to expand and deepen their knowledge of robotics
  • Service technicians who are responsible for the maintenance and repair of robots and who want to expand and deepen their knowledge of robotics
  • Mechatronics technicians who want to specialize more in robotics
  • Computer scientists who want to find out more about the type, use, construction and construction of mobile and stationary robots
  • Marketing and sales reps of robot vendors who want to learn more about robots in order to e.g. B. to appear more competent towards customers
  • all professional groups who are involved in the design and construction of robots and want to get an overview of the technology
  • interested people who deal with robots professionally or privately and who want to expand their knowledge about robots
  • Anyone who, through further qualification, is striving for a higher degree of appreciation at their job and income improvements or who would like to improve their chances on the job market

Training goal

The purpose of the course is to provide you with comprehensive technical, theoretical and practical skills, as well as knowledge of robotics, in order to e.g. B. to maintain and program robots in a company.

The training goals in detail

  1. The course provides you with comprehensive knowledge of all the skills and knowledge of mechanics, electronics and sensors that are important for robot technology.
  2. You will get to know the various modes of locomotion of mobile robots, energy transmission and storage as well as power transmission, motors and gears in robotics.
  3. You will learn how to program robots.
  4. The course gives you an overview of various industrial robots, their structure, use and programming.

Previous knowledge

You do not have to meet any special requirements to participate in this course. You should have a certain interest in electronics, mechanics and programming and have basic knowledge of using computers and the Windows operating system. In addition to a completed school education, an interest in mathematics and physics is an advantage.

You should also have a standard PC with Windows operating system, DVD drive, printer and Internet access. To build the various robot models, you should use a few common tools such as: B. own a soldering iron and screwdriver. Further technical or other special requirements are not required.

Duration and scope

The course lasts 12 months with a weekly learning and practice time of approx. 10 hours. You can shorten the duration of your studies if you have more time.

The teaching material consists of a total of 12 lesson units with an average of around 100 pages.

Each lesson is completed by a series of tasks, the solutions of which should be sent in for correction and assessment.

The lesson units are also available as e-books for this course.

The equipment with robot models

Much emphasis is placed on practice in all of the lesson units. You can carry out experiments, set up circuits, take measurements, develop and program robot models throughout the course.

1. Mobile robot kit
With the help of the kit, you can develop a mobile robot that will be given more and more functions as the course progresses.

2. Industrial robot model
With this component, you build various industrial robot models, program them and simulate the process in practice.

The material list

Degree and certificate

This distance learning course has been checked by the State Central Agency for Distance Learning (ZFU) and approved under the number 7261513.

This ensures that the course meets the latest requirements and that you as a participant can achieve the specified training objective.

When you have worked through the last lesson of your course, you can take a supervised final exam and show that you really have mastered what you have learned. You will work on a project that covers the entire subject of the course.

In accordance with the results of the final examination and taking into account the grades given for the homework, you will then be issued the specialist course certificate from the Weber Distance School, which serves as proof of performance and advanced training.

Certificates from our distance learning school are recognized in business, industry and the general public as a qualification from a well-known private distance learning institute.

The diploma shows your knowledge and proves your ability to work independently and purposefully.

This distance learning course was developed in cooperation with Wandelbots GmbH.


The teaching material is divided into two teaching units. The teaching unit 1 “Robotics Fundamentals” comprises teaching units 1 to 6.

Lesson 1 gives you an overview of the different types and different uses of robots. In addition to imparting basic knowledge of mechanics, material science and processing, Lesson 2 includes the start of the first project "Building a mobile robot". You will learn about the electronic components important for robotics, their properties and possible applications as well as the structure of circuits in Lessons 3 and 4.

Sensors are the link between the robot and the environment. You will learn this knowledge such as types, areas of application, connection options and limitations of sensors in Lesson 5.

The second teaching unit “Robotics - In-Depth Consideration” extends over Lessons 7 to 12. Lesson 7 provides you with knowledge of the various modes of locomotion of mobile robots. The topic of energy, which is important for both mobile and stationary robots, is dealt with in the eighth lesson. In Lesson 9 you will learn about the structure, function and possible uses of various motors and gearboxes.

From lesson 10 you will start programming a robot. To do this, equip the built mobile robot with a powerful microcontroller control. In the final Lessons 11 and 12, you transfer what you have learned to industrial robots. You will build and program functional models of industrial robots.

For a precise overview, we have compiled the tables of contents for the individual lesson units here as a PDF file:
Tables of contents of the lesson units.

Trial lesson

Our trial lesson of this training will show you how the course you are interested in

  • is constructed
  • how the teaching material is designed
  • practically carried out
  • what goal you can achieve

Here you can leaf through our trial lesson. It contains some reading samples from Lesson Units 1 to 4 and 6.

Course fees and registration

Affordable course fees for everyone!
From a cost point of view, distance learning is clearly superior to other forms of further training.

Anyone can afford a distance learning course at the Weber Distance Learning School, whether for professional development or “just” out of interest in technology.

Course fees

Robotics - Fundamentals of robot technology with material (robot kits and models): 12 monthly installments of EUR 176.00 each

Robotics - Basics of robot technology without material: 12 monthly installments of EUR 126 each

Under the menu item “Student Funding” you will find information on funding opportunities and our special rates.


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All distance learning courses at the Weber Distance Learning School have been tested and approved by the State Central Agency for Distance Learning (ZFU).

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