Pursuing Advances and Discoveries to Lead the Robotics Revolution
Having the ability to imagine how robotics can solve problems is part of the fascination for a new breed of engineers who will lead the robotics revolution. Toward that end, graduate students explore areas such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, natural language and speech understanding, wireless networking, and nanotechnology.
Following WPI’s principle of integrating theory with practice, what students learn in the classroom is applied to constructing and controlling robots for specialized applications. Faculty members from the Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical & Computer Engineering departments contribute to this comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum.
HELPING HUMANS AND ROBOTS WORK TOGETHER
Charles Rich, professor of computer science and an expert on artificial intelligence (AI), is teaching robots to interact more naturally with humans—which is paving the way for robot helpers to have an impact in people’s lives.