Interdisciplinary Approach Equals Broader Knowledge
Because no single discipline sufficiently provides the scope and range of knowledge that is being increasingly demanded of robotics engineers, WPI’s Robotics Engineering program employs an interdisciplinary approach.
Our Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering departments play a key role in the education of tomorrow’s robotics engineer. The engineering components teach students how to build the body of a robot, while computer science focuses on how to control its behavior.
Our Commitment to Robotics Comes FIRST
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an organization founded by renowned inventor—and WPI alumnus—Dean Kamen in 1989. FIRST sponsors annual robotics competitions, tech challenges, workshops, and much more.
WPI remains involved in FIRST by sponsoring two teams in the international FIRST Robotics Competition each year and by developing the technology used in the competition. In addition, WPI was the first university to offer a full four-year tuition scholarship to a FIRST student. Learn more...