List of Top Robotics Engineering Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Robotics engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines computer science and mechanics. As of 2010, the majority of degree programs available in robotics engineering are at the graduate level, although some undergraduate programs and courses do exist, such as within the University of Pennsylvania and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Best Schools and Colleges for Robotics Engineering

1. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania has a long history, tracing its roots to 1740. By 1750, Benjamin Franklin and a board of trustees took over and initiated the school in its current incarnation. U.S. News and World Report ranked University of Pennsylvania number five in its 2011 Best Colleges list. The university is made up of 12 schools, including the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Within the Engineering Department, University of Pennsylvania offers a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Robotics. The program is administered through the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. In addition to a master's program, GRASP offers undergraduate courses in robotics.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1 College Hall, 34th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303
  • Phone Number: (215) 898-6000

2. Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 and boasts being one of the first technology universities in the U.S. For 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked the institute number 64 in its Best Colleges list and number 94 among Best Engineering Schools. Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers certificate programs as well as bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. Within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, undergraduate and graduate students can pursue degrees in robotics engineering.

Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280
  • Phone Number: (508) 831-5000

U.S. Colleges with Programs in Robotics Engineering

College/University Total Student Population Address Phone Number
University of Georgia 34,885 Athens, Georgia 30602 (706) 542-3000
University of Southern California 34,824 University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089 (213) 740-2311
Washington University in St. Louis 13,575 One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899 (314) 935-5000
Carnegie Mellon 11,197 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890 (412) 268-2000
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