The CIR area is based on strong core disciplinary competencies in dynamic systems and control, supplemented by knowledge of a diverse array of topics, including mechanical design, manufacturing, electronics, materials, and biology.
Research Includes: Novel actuator and sensor technology, biorobotics and bioinstrumentation, control of complex systems, precision instrumentation, autonomous robotic vehicle, and optics.
In this year’s Class 2.12: Introduction to Robotics, undergraduate students joined forces to build a robot that can emulate complex human movement with a soccer-theme.
A start-up founded by MechE alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 has commercialized hybrid gas-to-electric drones which offer more range, payload size, and power over battery-powered drones.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.