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.
Associate Professor Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots.
Using machine learning along with data from wave tank experiments, MIT engineers led by Professor Themis Sapsis and Dr. Debbie Eeltink have found a way to model how waves break.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.