Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Minor in Robotics

Robotic systems have wide application in modern technology and manufacturing. Robots can vary in complexity and use, from microrobots for surgical procedures to moderate-size robots common in manufacturing and undersea exploration to macrorobots used for disposal of nuclear wastes and as arms on space-station modules. The program designed for a minor in robotics provides a fundamental understanding of robotic operation and preliminary training in design and use of robots.


· Calculus, Math 217 (Differential Equations)
· Physics 117A, 118A (General Physics I, II)
· CSE 131 (Computer Science I) or CSE 126 (Introduction to Computer Programming) or CSE 200 (Engineering and Scientific Computing) or MEMS 201 (Numerical Methods and Matrix Algebra) or equivalent

Required courses:

· MEMS 255 (Engineering Mechanics II)
· ESE 351 (Signals and Systems) or MEMS 431 (Structural Dynamics and Vibrations)
· ESE 446 (Robotics: Dynamics and Control)
· ESE 447 (Robotics Laboratory)

Two courses chosen with the approval of the director of the program for a minor in robotics. Suggested courses are:

· CSE 313A Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
· CSE 452A Computer Graphics
· CSE 546T Computational Geometry
· MEMS 311 Machine Elements
· ESE 441 (Control Systems) or MEMS 4301 (Modeling, Simulation and Control) or MEMS 4302 (Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Controls)
· ESE 407 Analysis and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems
· ESE 435 Electrical Engineering Laboratory.

To find out more about this minor, contact the director (Heinz Schaettler) of the program for the minor.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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