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.
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.
"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