Georgia Tech offers the first interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in robotics to students enrolled in a participating home school in the College of Computing or the College of Engineering. A fully integrated and multidisciplinary experience, the program educates a new generation of robotics researchers who are prepared to be impactful contributors upon entering the high-tech workforce. IRIM serves as the flagship for Tech’s robotics efforts and therefore, the research institute has an integral relationship with the program with almost all of IRIM faculty members serving as research advisors to students pursuing the robotics degree.
The program supports Tech’s mission to provide education in disciplines related to science, technology, and interdisciplinary areas, and to recruit and educate outstanding students who will provide leadership in a world that is increasingly dependent on technology. Currently, Tech has more than 40 faculty members actively engaged in the Ph.D. robotics program.