Major Qualifying Project

The MQP is a high-level research project in the student's major field. Through the MQP every WPI student has the chance to experience the kind of real-world problem solving that will soon characterize their professional careers. With an MQP on their resume, WPI students have a leg up on the competition when it comes to launching careers or gaining admission to the best graduate schools.

The MQP involves problems typical of those found in the student's professional discipline and addresses challenging research issues. These qualifying projects are far from trivial; each requires a substantial part of an academic year, culminating in a project report and poster on Project Presentation Day.

View some recent Robotics Engineering MQPs below:

Project Year: 2013-2014

Project Year: 2012-2013

Project Year: 2011-2012

Project Presentation Day

  • Intelligent Vision-Driven Robot For Sample Detection And Return

  • Intelligent Surveillance UAV

  • Indoor Navigation and Manipulation Using a Segway RMP Platform

  • Personal Assistive Robot

  • Optimal Driveline Robot Base