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"It seems like the more people I talk to, the more I realize just how good of an engineering program LSSU has. I appreciate your classes, your ability to make learning an enjoyable experience, and the hands-on attitude of LSSU as a whole. I am very glad I chose LSSU."

Jake Weinmann Controls Engineer, ADD Software/Fanuc Robotics

Electrical Engineering

LSSU is 1 of only 3 universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level
Facilities

The Robotics and Automation Laboratory has over $1 million in robotics equipment. Courses in systems integration and machine vision, automated manufacturing systems, and robotics engineering prepare you for robotics careers in the fields of applications, design, software, equipment development, and controls. Students work with Karel and V+ software, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and application of C programming concepts.


The Robotics and Automation Laboratory has 14 robots and equipment valued at over $1 million for use in the undergraduate curriculum.

Meet our Robots

  • Staubli: One of the fastest and most accurate articulated robots with six degrees of freedom.
  • Adept: Made by the only U.S. robot manufacturer and one of the most widely used selective compliance articulate robot arm (SCARA) type robots fitted with machine vision
    systems and cameras.
  • Fanuc: From the Arcmate family with six degrees of freedom built by one of the world’s largest robot manufacturers.
  • Motoman: One of the three largest robotics companies and one of America’s fastest-growing companies.

In the Lab


Electrical engineering students have access to several labs including control systems, digital/microprocessor and integrated systems.

 

   

David Baumann

"Engineers apply scientific knowledge to design things that help people live better lives. As electrical engineers, we convert the motion of electrons into practical devices that do things like making cars safer, enabling deaf people to hear, and allowing a daughter in Michigan to instantly send family photos to her father in China. What a great way to make a living!"

--David Baumann, PhD
Professor

Economic Analysis of the Soo Locks

Joseph Reath

In this project, we focus on the relationship between the economy and the shipping through the Soo Locks. Using data collected from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, we analyze the relationship between net tonnage through the Soo Locks and various economic measures, including a variety of components of real GDP of the U.S. and of the states bordering the Great Lakes.

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