AI, Data, and Robotics

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Research at the Intersection of the Physical, Digital, and Biological Worlds

Technologies empowered by wireless and wired systems are connecting people and devices like never before so that humans can work smarter, faster, and safer. At WPI, researchers focused on the Smart World of the future are developing ways to secure cyber networks from intruders, analyze weaknesses in integrated circuits, build robots to assist humans with diverse tasks in health care, improve learning and education, and much more.

Research at WPI

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An App That Detects Infections

With $2.5 million from the NIH, computer science researcher Emmanuel Agu is leading work on a smartphone app that will detect infections in open wounds.
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Screening for Depression

Elke Rundensteiner, director of the Data Science Program, and her colleagues use deep learning to scan voice recordings for signs of depression.
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Enabling Robots to Work Together

Carlo Pinciroli's work in swarm robotics in enabling robots to coordinate their work, communicate with one another, and complete tasks together.
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Institutes & Centers

Autonomous Vehicles

Vladimir Vantsevich and Lee Moradi have established an Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute that is expanding interdisciplinary research into autonomous off-road technologies.

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Corporate Partners


Robots and Sensors for the Human Well-Being (ROSE-HUB) is an industry/university cooperative research center that bridges the gap between academic research and commercial robotics technology.


Unity Hall

Unity Hall

This state-of-the-art building provides a base for WPI faculty, researchers, and students to come together with partners from industry, government, and academia to develop solutions with computational methods and smart design to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Academic & Research Computing

Researchers have access to and training on core facilities around campus. Everything from microscopes to high performance computer clusters are available, WPI supports the spaces and equipment that brings ideas to life. 

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High Performance Computers

Science and engineering increasingly rely on numerical analysis and computational simulations to better understand complex phenomena. WPI researchers have access to a broad spectrum of high-end robust hardware and up-to-date commercial software.

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