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.
Using machine-learning and sensory hardware, Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and members of MIT's MCube lab, have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game Jenga®. The technology could be used in robots for manufacturing assembly lines.
A revolutionary approach that promises to accelerate the design of new functional materials.
Professor Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou, Professor Asegun Henry, and Dr. Mehdi Pishahang will participate in an interdisciplinary cohort for the Center for Exascale Simulation of Materials in Extreme Environments.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.