Graduates of this program
should have a variety of career options in industrial applications, defense, homeland security, space exploration, or they can pursue study of a more advanced degree. The design and development of intelligent autonomous systems capable of interacting with the environment to complete complex tasks is a rare skill and the discipline is an emerging field.
Research Areas and Resources
Robotics and Intelligent Autonomous Systems offers a very extensive and diverse base of research areas. These areas include but are not limited to:
- pattern recognition;
- computer vision and perception;
- navigation and localization;
- embedded systems and digital design;
- digital and nonlinear control;
- digital signal processing and sensor fusion;
- communications; manufacturing;
- and advanced materials and micromachines.
School of Mines has a variety of computing platforms
, labs and manufacturing facilities available. Resources include PC/Linux labs, Robotics Labs, Embedded Systems lab, general purpose electronics test labs, Neural Networks and Controls Lab, Micromechanics lab, and the Center for Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (CAMP). The institution encourages its students to use the facilities in the creative and efficient solution of scientific and engineering problems.