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.
An ad hoc team of engineers and doctors including Professor Alex Slocum, Dr. Nevan Hanumara, grad student Kimberly Jung, and alum Alex Slocum Jr. has developed a low-cost ventilator now ready for rapid production.
Students from the MIT Driverless team, together with students from Delft University of Technology, placed third overall in the Driverless category at the 2019 Formula Student Germany competition in Germany.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.