UConn ECE Adds New Robotics Major

Ashwin Dani, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has approved a new undergraduate major in Robotics Engineering open to prospective and existing students starting in Fall 2022. UConn will be one of only two U.S. research-active universities to offer a major in Robotics Engineering. The major is focused on the design, construction, and operation of robots.

While popular fiction brings to mind talking and walking machines, a broader definition of a robot is a machine that is capable of autonomously carrying out complex actions. Robotics is a growing field that has applications in a number of commercial areas including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, maintenance, surveillance, amongst others.

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Published: July 14, 2021

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