The Ph.D. program in Robotics and Intelligent Machines (DRIM) has a minimum duration of 36 months and a maximum duration of 54 months, according to the study plan presented by the student, to be held at one or more universities and research institutions associated with DRIM.
During the public competition for admission to the Ph.D. program and a research grant award, each candidate can select a certain number of research topics from those proposed in the call for applications, divided into six curricula. Each specific research topic is assigned to a specific host institution associated with DRIM.
If a candidate is awarded a grant on a given topic, they must develop a personal research program under the supervision of one or more supervisors. The supervisors can belong to the host institution or other universities, research institutions, or companies.
Under the guidance of supervisors, students acquire the analytical and experimental skills necessary to complete the Ph.D. program. The training activities are offered by the various universities and research institutions associated with DRIM through national and international teaching courses, schools, seminars, and supplementary activities proposed by the supervisors.
The course of study includes a compulsory period abroad at highly qualified institutions lasting a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 months for all students of the DRIM program. In addition, regarding industrial research grants or scholarships partially financed by companies, the required period of study and research at the company is highlighted in the description of the related research topic in the call for applications.