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Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

The B.S.E. in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering provides educational experiences aimed toward producing graduates who will:

  • Become successful practitioners in an engineering or related career.
  • Pursue graduate study and/or continuing education opportunities in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership and excel in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
  • Function as responsible members of society with an awareness of the ethical and social ramifications of their work.

Mechatronics is a synergy of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer engineering, and control engineering. It is centered on mechanics, electronics, control, software computing, embedded processing, communications, electromagnetism, electro-mechanism, and micro- and nano-technologies. This synergy generates simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems. Mechatronic systems are found in:

  • transportation systems (autonomous vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicle drives, traffic information and control),
  • manufacturing (robot manipulators, collaborative robots, machine tools, assembly lines),
  • healthcare (social, rehabilitation, surgical, and medicine delivery robots),
  • consumer products (robotic vacuum cleaners, entertainment, home, office, stores),
  • security systems (police robots, nonlethal devices),
  • defense systems (machines and vehicles),
  • exploratory systems (unmanned vehicles and sensors),
  • aerospace (space rovers and manipulators).

Robots are physically embodied systems capable of interacting with the physical and social environments around them to semi-autonomously or autonomously accomplish various tasks, often in place of or in support of a human. Robotics engineering focuses on the design, development, evaluation and integration of robots so they can sense, plan and act to complete these tasks. It brings together a number of fields, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, artificial intelligence and psychology.

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Brian K. Dean, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Academic Programs Coordinator
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4478
Office: (248) 370-2822
[email protected]

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
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Rochester , MI 48309-447
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