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Introducing BotChocolate

Students in the MSR program’s Embedded Systems in Robotics course talk about the challenges of creating a hot chocolate-making machine. 
Mar 17, 2023

The Building Blocks of Success

Four students used the lessons learned in Embedded Systems in Robotics to construct an assistant that helps humans play Jenga.
Mar 9, 2023

Bringing Robotics to the High Seas

Peter Sauer came to the MSR program looking to combine his passion for robotics and the water; he’s now helping bolster maritime security for the U.S. in the Middle East.
Feb 20, 2023

Making Autonomous Transportation a Reality

Roboticists are playing a key role in transforming the transportation industry into a field filled with autonomous vehicles. 
Feb 9, 2023

Becoming Prepared for Life After MSR 

Four recent MSR graduates reflect on their time in the program and offer advice to future MSR students. 
Jan 24, 2023

Julio M. Ottino Selected for 2023 G.I. Taylor Medal

Awarded by the Society of Engineering Science, Ottino was recognized for “pioneering theoretical and experimental contributions to the fluid mechanics of mixing.”
Jan 23, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Finding Her Wonderland

Zhouru Zhang’s internship at Argonne National Laboratory helped sharpen her robotics skills and gave her focus as she nears graduation from the MSR program.
Jan 9, 2023

Helping a Robot Pick up a Pen

An early-year hackathon prepared MSR students with fundamentals they'll build on during the rest of their time in the program.
Dec 16, 2022

Sharmila Mulligan Stresses Curiosity During Commencement Remarks

Mulligan spoke at the Saturday, December 10 PhD Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony, telling graduates that curiosity is “the very basis of education.”
Dec 12, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Roboticists' Role in Healthcare and Medicine

As robotic systems are becoming more common in hospitals across the country, so too is the need for roboticists who understand those systems and can use robotics to make a difference.
Nov 18, 2022

Search Committee Formed to Find New Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

The individual chosen will succeed Julio M. Ottino, who will step down as dean at the end of the academic year.
Nov 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Surgical Safeguard

Devesh Bhura brought his MSR experience to Johnson & Johnson MedTech this summer to help the company develop a new operating room robot. 
Nov 9, 2022

Moving Mobility Forward

Marshall Johnson hopes he — and future MSR students — are able to use his final MSR project to advance sip-and-puff technology and help individuals who do not have use of their hands.
Oct 26, 2022

Highlighting Robotics Careers in Nine Distinct Industries

The MSR program launched a new content series that explains how roboticists function in a range of fields and how the program prepares students to thrive in those roles.
Oct 14, 2022

Paving a Safer Road for Autonomous Vehicles

Bill Bi's work as a software engineer for autonomous vehicle startup Argo AI was honed during his time in Northwestern Engineering's Master of Science in Robotics (MSR) program.
Aug 24, 2022
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