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Control, Instrumentation, and Robotics

Concentration Information

Control, Instrumentation and Robotics(CIR) or “2-A/6” is one of the most popular concentrations in Course 2-A. This concentration is suited for the students who aim to combine mechanical engineering (design, control, dynamics) with course 6 disciplines such as circuits, power electronics, and algorithms.  Compared with “Computing” and “Learning machines and Physical Systems”, CIR focuses more on control of electromechanical systems. As with all 2-A concentrations, there is a great deal of flexibility in designing your curriculum and most upper-level classes from course 2 and 6 may be counted in your concentration.

Concentration Class Suggestions

Recommended REST subjects: 1.00, 6.00, 6.002, 6.041, 6.071
Note: You may only include one introductory/REST subject in your concentration.  The following classes from the CS minor are introductory: 6.0001/6.00, 6.042 (REST)/18.200, 6.004 (REST), and 6.008.
Strongly Recommended Concentration Subjects
  • 2.004 Dynamics and Control II
  • 2.007 Design and Manufacturing I
  • 2.12 Introduction to Robotics
  • 2.14 Analysis and Design of Feedback Control Systems
Additional Suggested Concentration Subjects
  • 2.008 Design and Manufacturing II
  • 2.017J Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems
  • 2.151 Advanced System Dynamics and Control (GRAD)
  • 2.673 Instrumentation and Measurement for Biological Systems
  • 2.71 Optics
  • 2.737 Mechatronics (GRAD)
  • 2.74 Bio-inspired Robotics
  • 6.01 Introduction to EECS I
  • 6.02 Introduction to EECS II
  • 6.002 Circuits and Electronics
  • 6.003 Signals and Systems
  • 6.005 Elements of Software Construction
  • 6.034 Artificial Intelligence
  • 6.071 Electronics, Signals and Measurement
  • 6.115 Microcomputer Project Laboratory
  • 6.141J Robotics: Science and Systems I
  • 6.142J Robotics: Science and Systems II
  • 6.801 Machine Vision
  • 6.811 Assistive Technology
  • 16.30 Feedback Control Systems
  • 16.35 Real-time Systems and Software
  • 16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making

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Sangbae Kim

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Interest Areas

  1. Bio-inspired Robotics
  2. Bipedal Locomotion
  3. Manipulation