Interdisciplinary research, renowned faculty, world-class research facilities and educational programs

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. 

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The Maryland Robotics Center facilities include three collaborative spaces for aerial robotics, robotic manipulators, and robotics realization, three affiliated venues including the largest neutral buoyancy research facility on a university campus, and more than twenty faculty research laboratories.

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The Maryland Robotics Center offers Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate programs in robotics on campus and satellite locations througout Maryland. These programs are administered by the office of Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (former Office of Advanced Engineering Education).  Our programs are interdisciplinary in nature, emphasize systems thinking, and offer flexibility to concentrate in a variety of areas. Courses are taught by faculty and professionals at the forefront of advances in robotics. 

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MRC gratefully acknowledges support from the following sponsors and partners who have helped us build the MRC community.

University  Partners

J. Clark School of Engineering

External Sponsors and Donors

Lockheed Martin
Amazon Lab

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Maryland Robotics Center. The MRC time capsule commemorates the first 10 years of robotics research at the University of Maryland with a selection of robotics research artifacts from the period 2010-2020. The time capsule is located in the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, Robotics Manipulator Lab, Room 0116. 

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