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WSE Offers Innovative Master’s Degree in Robotics

October 22, 2013

In response to industry’s growing need for engineers with the specialized skills and expertise to design and deploy advanced robotics systems, the Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering now offers a Master of Science in Engineering in Robotics (MSE Robotics) degree program. Anchored in the school’s Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), considered one of nation’s the top robotics research labs, the new, deeply multi-disciplinary degree program is designed for top students from a variety of engineering, scientific and mathematical backgrounds.

“The demand for engineers who have the kind of multi-disciplinary knowledge and training needed to design and develop robotics systems is spiraling, and is expected to continue growing,” said Noah Cowan, deputy director for Hopkins robotics academic programs. “We’re responding to that need.”

Students work on the da Vinci robot in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics

Students in the new MSE in robotics degree program can pursue a track in medical robotics.

“Students have great flexibility even within the designated tracks to develop a largely customized program, based on their own interests and career goals,” said Cowan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering who is also director of the Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems (LIMBS) laboratory.

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