Georgia Tech’s Ph.D. Program in Robotics

Since 2008, Georgia Tech has offered the first and only interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program in robotics in the U.S. Available to students enrolled in a participating home school in either the College of Computing or the College of Engineering, our program is a fully integrated and multidisciplinary experience. We educate a new generation of robotics researchers who are prepared to be impactful contributors upon entering the high-tech workforce. The Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) serves as the flagship for Tech’s robotics efforts; therefore, IRIM has an integral relationship with the program, and many IRIM faculty members serve as research advisors to students pursuing the degree. The program supports Tech’s mission to provide instruction in disciplines related to science, technology, and interdisciplinary areas. In addition to performing original research culminating in a doctoral thesis, students complete 36 hours of coursework and focus on three of five core robotics areas: Mechanics, Controls, Perception, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Autonomy.