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.
Research Scientist Joshua Siegel PhD '16 and Professor Sanjay Sarma have developed a smartphone app that provides diagnostic information about a car's health - from tire pressure to air filters and spark plugs.
In early October, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker awarded Professor Harry Asada a $2 million grant to develop "Teach-Bot" - an interactive robot that educates and trains manufacturing workers on robotics.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.