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.
PhD candidate Thomas Milnes explains his thesis research: the development of novel hardware and software techniques -- such as "digital aperture" and "programmable deconvolution" -- for the field of light field imaging.
A team of researchers including Professor Tonio Buonassisi and Professor Sanjay E. Sarma have designed low-cost, photovoltaic-powered sensors on RFID tags that work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.