The center's research activities include all aspects of robotics including design of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators, structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, and intelligence and autonomy for robotic systems.
The Maryland Robotics Center is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research within the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The mission of the center is to advance robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach. The center has over 26 labs and 40 participating faculty members from eight academic departments. Educational programs include Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate programs in robotics and the Robotics and Autonomous Systems undergraduate minor.