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Develop Robotic Systems that can Sense, Plan, and Act to Solve Home and Commercial Challenges.

The University of Washington Master’s of Science in Technology Innovation Robotics Track (MSTI) prepares graduates for a successful career in the rapidly growing field of robotics systems and controls.

MSTI Robotics Track graduates will work with leading robotics companies on projects with real-world impact to learn and apply skills including:

  • User research and marketability of solutions
  • Programming robots using Robotic Operating System (ROS)
  • Using data from sensors with computer vision and machine learning
  • Robot navigation algorithms and control schemes
  • Applying human/robot interaction skills to enhance safety and efficiency of robot solutions

MSTI Robotics Track

Robotics continue to transform industries and sectors from medicine to manufacturing, and the demand for an innovative workforce able to design and implement meaningful robotics solutions is growing. Bridge business principles, human-centered design, and robotics fundamentals like navigation, manipulation, and mobility.

Graduates of the MSTI Robotics Track will be well-equipped for roles in control systems, product management, design, validation, and testing in robotics-related industries including:

  • Autonomous vehicle and drone applications
  • Assistive robotics in healthcare
  • Collaborative robotics applications for manufacturing and warehouse settings

The MSTI program teaches higher-level design thinking and technology development skills such as:

  • User-centered design
  • Programming for digital and physical user interfaces
  • Developing sensors and circuits
  • Finance and accounting for entrepreneurs
  • Effective hardware/software development
  • Corporate and IP law

Learn more about the MSTI degree

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The service robotics market is projected to grow from USD 36.2 billion in 2021 to 103.3 billion by 2026.

MarketsandMarkets, 2021

Take an Inside Look

Check out how MSTI students built an fully automated stockroom delivery and retrieval system using Fetch and Kinova Robots. Read the blog.

Quick Facts

18-Month Intensive Program
95% Placement rate for graduates
Cohort Program with Team-based Projects
There’s a difference in academic research and product research. I think this program has enabled students to explore a realistic example of what product research can be like in industry, in the wild.

Jenna Guergah, Fetch Robotics