Applying insect intelligence to micro-robots
A new review paper co-written by ME Assistant Professor Sawyer Fuller makes the case for drawing inspiration from insects to create AI for autonomous micro-robots.
Celebrating our 2022 graduates
The 2022 ME graduation celebration included speakers and student awards.
Mehmet Kurt receives NSF CAREER Award
The ME Assistant Professor received an NSF CAREER Award to research the dynamics of soft, highly damped materials and engage LGBTQ+ communities.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The UW department of mechanical engineering is committed to recruiting, welcoming and supporting a diverse and multi-faceted population of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.
Innovation & Impact
ME is a leading department at the UW for innovation, commercialization and industry collaboration. As an international epicenter for turning ideas into actions, the University of Washington is launching hundreds of companies across a wide range of fields based on UW research and technology.Learn more
Clubs & Competitions
ME’s nationally-recognized clubs and competitions provide students a chance to apply and develop their engineering skills and network for their future lives and careers. Many students even choose to center some of their degree requirements around these activities.Learn more
RESEARCH IN FOCUS
Improving the integration of machine vision, intelligence and manipulation is key to developing robotic systems that are better at assisting humans with complex tasks. UW mechanical engineers build robots that play games, perform tasks and advance robotics research goals.Read more
Video courtesy of the UW MACS Lab
Krithika Manohar specializes in machine learning and other mathematical approaches that allow engineers to predict and control what’s going on inside complex and dynamic systems.