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Control, Instrumentation, and Robotics

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Controls, Instrumentation and Robotics

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.

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Research areas in MechE are guidelines, not boundaries. Our faculty partner across disciplines to address the grand challenges of today and tomorrow, collaborating with researchers in MechE, MIT, industry, and beyond.