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Carnegie Mellon Offers Master's in Robotics

Carnegie Mellon University recently introduced a new master's degree in robotics systems development. The university's Robotics Institute said that graduates of this program will attend two full-time semesters on campus followed by a seven-month internship with an industrial partner active in robotics or automation markets. The curriculum includes instruction in robotic sciences and technologies, hands-on project courses, and seminar-style business and management courses in areas such as technology planning, product development, team and project management, production, and marketing and sales.

"Students will learn how to take an idea and turn it into a technology development plan, lead teams to execute the plan, and understand what it takes to go from prototype to a profitable product offering," said Hagen Schempf, a principal systems scientist in the Robotics Institute and director of the new program.

The Robotics Institute will accept applications for the program this fall. The institute recommended that candidates have an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, physical science, or applied mathematics and one to three years of experience in industry or a research laboratory.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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