Robotics Laboratory

Students working on a robotic project

The Robotics Laboratory provides students an opportunity to plan, interface, and program an assigned automated task.  Students solve design problems through software and hardware implementation of robotic systems. The lab experience in robotics is part of a senior level course, Advanced Manufacturing (MME 434), which provides an in-depth study of manufacturing processes in order to produce a product with the highest usable quality at the lowest cost. 

Workplace design, assembly, inspection features and positioning devices are analyzed.  Advanced techniques involving robotics and computers used in developing manufacturing processes are also studied.  In addition, the lab is used for robotics related educational outreach programs for elementary through high school students.