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Offline blackop7Topic starter

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I'm currently a second year student at Georgia Tech. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, and I'm going to take one extra year of electives. So I graduate in Spring 2015. I am going to begin doing research either this spring or in the fall, and I'm going to try to do research every semester afterward along with classes. I intend to do two summer semesters of full time research, and my last semester in an internship at a research oriented company. I wanted to know of good robotics programs that have a wide range of classes and are heavy in research. I want to take both my majors further, but I do not know how feasible this is, so if it came down to choice, I would go with Mechanical Engineering. I'm also interested in Mechatronics. I've looked at a few programs, MIT and GaTech stood out to me, but I wanted to to get the opinions of people more knowledgeable than I am, especially people who are in robotics programs.

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Re: Robotics Programs for Mechanical Engineers and Computer Scientists
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 01:05:59 PM »
Have you looked at CMU?
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Re: Robotics Programs for Mechanical Engineers and Computer Scientists
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 07:49:49 PM »
Yes I have, and I do like that their Robotics Institute is so highly regarded. The only think that I don't like about them is that they don't seem to have many robotics classes. Georgia Tech has more classes. I've seen another university with even more classes, but they didn't seem to have a very good research program. Research and innovation is my passion, but I'd also like to take interesting classes. From my understanding, graduate school is more about research, although I'm not sure of that. If it is, I would definitely opt for CMU.

P.S. Sorry I've taken so long to respond, I've been busy with finals.

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Re: Robotics Programs for Mechanical Engineers and Computer Scientists
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 06:54:30 PM »
Yeah, it really depends on how you learn. Some people do best with just classes and nothing else. But I would agree with you that graduate programs in engineering are more about research than the classes.

Personally, I am 70% hands-on and 30% classes. Given the option, I would have gone with CMU since I've heard that their labs and clubs are phenomenal. I'm sure they'd have enough classes that I'd still feel like I'm getting my money's worth.
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