Robotics and Mechanics

Robotics and Mechanics

From manufacturing to power systems to 3D printing, Michigan Technological University researchers are leading the path to new robotics and mechanics advances. At Michigan Tech, experts from mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science collaborate to bring groundbreaking ideas to fruition.

Major areas of research in robotics focus on manufacturing (automation of supply chains) and developing robotic technologies for implementation in a variety of industrial applications (like a robotic dynamic brake hose routing system). Our 3D printer research continues to make headlines worldwide and had solidified Michigan Tech as one of the foremost locations for mechanics and robotics research in the world.

Our robotics and mechanics researchers have access to amazing facilities and resources. Specialized lab space for internal combustion engine development, design, and manufacturing; human-robot interactions and dynamic systems work; and student-research-friendly Formula SAE and clean snowmobile research labs ensure that all levels of bright minds have access to the resources they need in order to succeed in their endeavors at Tech.

Graduate Research

At Michigan Tech, graduate students work one on one with faculty to conduct research in robotics and mechanics and related areas.

Are you a prospective or current graduate student? Connect with faculty members whose research interests are related to robotics and mechanics through our faculty locator.

Undergraduate Research

Our undergraduate students receive valuable hands-on learning and research experiences through enterprise and senior design teams. Learn more about related undergraduate research:

Enterprise Teams

Students earn credit for working on real client projects across multiple disciplines. Active enterprise teams in related categories include:

Senior Design Projects

Senior Design experiences provide students with an opportunity to further develop their teamwork and communication skills through unstructured "real-world" problem-solving.


Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are more in demand than ever. Michigan Tech offers a variety of STEM outreach programs to help spark the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.

Mind Trekkers

The Mind Trekkers traveling road show revels the science behind the mystery! Hands-on activities allow young and old learners alike to experience STEM in new and exciting ways. Walk on water, make ice cream in 60 seconds, and shatter roses like glass. Check the schedule to see when Mind Trekkers will be in your area.

Learn more about Mind Trekkers

Summer Youth Programs

Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is not your ordinary summer camp! SYP offers more than 50 career and adventure explorations for grades 6–11. Learn new software, rappel down a cliff, fly an airplane, cast molten metal, build a robot, produce a film . . . the opportunities are endless. The weeklong explorations are a great chance to explore college life at Michigan Tech.

Learn more about SYP

Western UP Center for Math, Science, and Environmental Education

The Western UP Center (a partnership between Copper Country Intermediate School District, Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, and Michigan Tech) offers a wide variety of award-winning student and community programs including:

  • summer institutes and courses for teachers,
  • Great Lakes education,
  • investigations aboard Michigan Tech’s Research Vessel Agassiz,
  • outdoor science field trips, and
  • family forest, science, and engineering nights.

Learn more about WUP Center

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