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Prospective Students, Welcome to the Robotics Institute
Education at the Robotics Institute
The Robotics Institute is the world's first program to offer a PhD in robotics. Our Robotics PhD program will give you the theoretical background and the hands-on experience to become a world-class roboticist. RI alumni have diverse careers from developing and driving the Mars rovers to designing AI for tomorrow's video games.

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Robotics courses
Research at the Robotics Institute
The Robotics Institute is world-renowned for innovative robotics research. Our philosophy is "robots that work." Students get hands-on research experience designing, building, and testing robots. Often, students travel to distant locales, such as Mexico or Antarctica, for field tests in real-world environments. Learn more about research
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Student Life at the Robotics Institute
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