A Look at 5 U.S. Universities That Have a Strong Focus on Robotics

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Carnegie Mellon University

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and is is credited for establishing the world’s first PhD program in robotics in 1986.

In addition to the PhD program, it offers master’s programs in robotics, robotic systems development, and computer vision, and an Additional Major in Robotics for undergraduates.

The Pittsburgh-based institute is based out of a 100,000 sq. ft. facility on campus and has an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of space at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Lawrenceville.

In addition to being used for teaching, the institute is also a research hub. Faculty on staff are exploring a range of topics, including aerial robots, industrial robots, robots in construction, underwater robots, and search and rescue robots.

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1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2. Carnegie Mellon University

3. Georgia Institute of Technology

4. Stanford

5. University of Michigan

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