The master's program in Robotics is a unique program administered by Penn’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, recognized as one of the nation’s premier research centers. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the program provides an ideal foundation for what today’s experts in robotics and intelligent systems need to know — from artificial intelligence, computer vision, control systems, dynamics, and machine learning to design, programming and prototyping of robotic systems.
The modern expert in robotics and intelligent systems must be proficient in artificial intelligence, computer vision, control systems, dynamics, machine learning, as well as the design, programming, and prototyping of robotic systems. Such subjects typically reside in different departments, and departmental programs do not offer the flexibility for cross-departmental training. The Robotics Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program offers a more balanced and flexible academic curriculum that cuts across multiple departments.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Robotics program are expected to have a strong academic background in computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering.