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.
Professor George Barbastathis trained a computer to recognize more than 10,000 transparent glass-like etchings in the dark. This method could help illuminate features of biological tissues in low-exposure.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.