Robotic systems have wide applications in modern technology and manufacturing. Robots can vary in complexity and use, from microrobots for surgical procedures to moderate-size robots common in manufacturing and undersea exploration to macrorobots used for disposal of nuclear wastes and as arms on space-station modules. The program designed for a minor in robotics provides a fundamental understanding of robotic operation and preliminary training in design and use of robots.

Units required: 18


Math 217Differential Equations3
Physics 197Physics I4
Physics 198Physics II4
CSE 131Introduction to Computer Science3

Required courses:

MEMS 255Engineering Mechanics II3
ESE 351Signals and Systems3
or MEMS 4310 Dynamics and Vibrations
ESE 446Robotics: Dynamics and Control3
ESE 447Robotics Laboratory3
Total Units12

Plus two courses chosen with the approval of the director of the program for a minor in robotics. Suggested courses are:

CSE 417TIntroduction to Machine Learning3
CSE 452AComputer Graphics3
CSE 546TComputational Geometry3
ESE 407Analysis and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems3
ESE 435Electrical Energy Laboratory3
ESE 441Control Systems3
or MEMS 4301 Modeling, Simulation and Control
MEMS 3110Machine Elements3

To find out more about this minor, contact the director (Heinz Schaettler) of the program.