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.
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.
Pittsburgh is a vibrant city that was recently rated as America's most livable city. This is not the Steel City that you read about in the history books. The mills are long gone, and instead, we have beautiful parks, amazing architecture, and a friendly, hometown attitude.