Robotics Engineering / Robotics & Automation Degree Concentration

LSSU is one of the top public universities in the United States with an industrial automated robotics engineering systems specialization at the undergraduate degree level.

Looking to learn more specifically about a Robotics Engineering degree?

Please check again in mid-May for more information. In the meantime, please read on to learn more about the foundation in robotics and automation within our engineering programs that has been built at LSSU over the past three decades.

Engineering Robotics students have access to Staubli robots

One of the Best

Our Robotics and Automation Laboratory was recognized by TAC of ABET as one of the most complete and advanced of its kind in the country

Experience Counts

Specializing in robotics engineering education for more than 30 years

$2M Robotics Laboratory

15 industrial robots, vision systems, sensors and rotary index tables, using a variety of software and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Featuring top robots manufactured by:


Our class of Stäubli robots is among the fastest and most articulated with six degrees of freedom. The work cell features four robots with shared rotary index tables and a Bosch continuous palletizing conveyor system that operate as an 8-station system. The line includes tool changing systems, end-of-arm devices, and vision systems. They are operated by programmable logic controllers (PLCs) using DeviceNet and VAL3 software.


The robots of our FANUC oval line are part of the Arcmate family with six degrees of freedom. The workcell is surrounded by an oval track with four robots working together as an 8-station system. Activities are coordinated between the robots with a continuous conveyor system. Karel software is used for programming this workcell.

Engineering students with robots

Nearly 100% Placement

Our graduates are sought out by companies including:

Applied Manufacturing Technologies
FANUC Robotics
General Motors
JR Automation
Kawasaki Robotics

Hands-on Learning

More than 75 percent of our engineering classes have a laboratory component, including robotics, using industrial grade equipment.

Small Classes

Our average engineering class size is 14 students.

Small classes provides you plenty of personal, hands-on experience, early on in your learning.

Computer Engineering Program

Specialize in Robotics within these degree programs:

Mobile Robot

Mobile Robots

Students have the opportunity to work with both mobile robots as well as traditional industrial robots. In small class settings LSSU students often get to choose their own projects; a recent team of undergraduate research students created a custom LIDAR system for a Corobot mobile robot.

Robotics Engineering in Senior Projects

Capstone projects often involve robotics engineering; it is a great way of bringing our Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Electrical Engineering Technology students together for interdisciplinary projects. The above video shows the work of Team CAS and Team ACE on the KUKA robotics line.

Early Exposure to Robotics Engineering

Students are exposed to robotics engineering and other foundational engineering concepts early in EGNR101: Introduction to Engineering.

Are you a member of FIRST Robotics, FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST LEGO League?

Members of our faculty and students mentor three area high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams. We are an FRC Kick-off site and hold a Qualifying Tournament for FIRST LEGO League.

Be a part of LSSU’s FIRST Robotics Competitions

FIRST Robotics Competition on campus
First Robotics Competition
First Tech Challenge
First Lego League