Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Simaan for undergraduate reserarch oppertunities.
If you are an undergraduate or a graduate student interested in robotics you should consider Introduction to Robotics (MECE E4602) as an elective. If you are an undergraduate it is highly recommended that you also consider taking Mechanics of Machines MECE E 3401 as it will provide some background that you will find useful.
Typically I offer 1-2 masters students per semster the oppertunity to participate in the ongoing research in my lab. Typical research projects may have any combination of the following tasks: design/optimization, robotics (kinematic analysis), theoretical study of new robotic architectures, programming, design and development of experimental setup, and literature review. Some of these projects are co-supervised by my existing Ph.D. students or post-docs.
Prerequisites: Approval by faculty member who agrees to supervise the work. Undergraduate students (typically Juniors or Seniors) who want to get involved in research projects will be assigned a project based on the ongoing research in ARMA. Typically I take no more than underaduate 2-3students per a semester. The grade is based on a research plan that I make with the student during the first 2 weeks. A time commitment of 9-12 hours for 3 points credit is normally expected.
The projects may require some Pro/E design skills, some Matlab programming, and possibly some C++ programming. I ususally tailor the projects based on the lab needs and the background and interests of the student. If you are highly motivated I encourage you to discuss your interests with me while you are still at your first junior semster or even at the end of your sophomore year.