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.
The program aims to fuel the development and application of AI capabilities to benefit human health and drug development. Professor Sanjay Sarma and Dr. Brian Anthony are involved in the program's inaugural projects.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.