Robotics Education at Georgia Tech - A Leader in Interdisciplinary Approaches

Georgia Tech offers the first interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in robotics to students enrolled in a participating school within either the College of Computing or the College of Engineering. A fully integrated, multidisciplinary experience, the program educates a new generation of robotics researchers as well as innovative leaders prepared to make an impact upon entering the workforce. 

IRIM serves as the flagship for Tech’s robotics efforts and, therefore, has an integral relationship with many faculty members serving as research advisors to students pursuing the robotics degree. The program includes both coursework and research, with teaching needs served by faculty members in various units across campus. 

Academic excellence is the cornerstone of Georgia Tech's value to our students, faculty, and the larger community.

We take a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, hands-on approach to education, where knowledge isn’t the end but rather the means through which problems are solved, discoveries are made and opportunities are created. Tech's academic programs are consistently recognized among the best and prepare students for success in a world where technology touches every aspect of our daily lives.

Georgia Tech’s Ph.D. in robotics is recognized as one of the best in the U.S., and the program’s graduates go on to be leaders in both industry and academia, securing positions at companies and institutions such as Google, KUKA Robotics, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon.

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Other Initiatives  

In addition to our Ph.D. program in robotics, IRIM provides leadership in Tech's traineeship program in healthcare robotics.

Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science: An Interdisciplinary Traineeship Program in Human-Centered Robotics

Georgia Tech’s multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in Robotics currently accepts students from various engineering backgrounds. Although it does not have a direct focus on health, it provides sufficient foundational knowledge in the core elements of robotics, which includes control, mechanics, perception, autonomy/artificial intelligence, and human interaction.