A central course for the minor is Introduction to Robotics (16-311). This course gives students the big picture of what is going on in robotics. The minor also has two other required courses: (1) a controls class and (2) a manipulation class.
These courses provide students with the necessary intuition and technical background to move on to more advanced robotics courses. The minor also requires two electives. Students may satisfy one, and only one, of the elective requirements with an independent research project. Students can satisy one or both electives with an approved Robotics Institute course or any higher course with a robotics theme. Students must have course selection approved by the director of the minor by filling out the application form.
A 2.5 GPA in the curriculum is required for graduation.