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.
The first hands-on classes to teach students not only how to design an object but also how to build it.
MIT researchers including Associate Professor Alberto Rodriguez have developed a picking robot that combines vision with radio frequency sensing to find and grasps objects, even if they’re hidden from view.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.