There are two graduate programs and many undergraduate research opportunities supported by the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute (CoRIS). Students may earn Ph.D. or M.S. degrees in Robotics or AI, with optional double majors in AI, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Robotics.

Graduate Program in Robotics

The Robotics graduate program at Oregon State spans departments in the College of Engineering, with core faculty from mechanical engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering. Affiliations and collaborations across the university include oceanography, biomechanics, art, forestry, agriculture, and other programs.  

The robotics research groups are housed in Graf Hall, a two-story 18,000 square foot highbay space for use as a shared laboratory, with associated small laboratories, conference rooms, and offices for student use immediately adjacent.  This space provides a strong environment for collaboration and interaction among robotics graduate students and faculty.  More information on the Robotics Graduate program, including how to apply, can be found on the robotics degree page.

Graduate Program in Artificial Intelligence

The Artificial Intelligence program at Oregon State encompasses the theory and application of computer systems designed to make decisions and perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Application areas include automation, manufacturing, agricultural, transportation, health care, and security. More information, including how to apply, can be found on the Artificial Intelligence degree page.

Graduate Student Handbooks

Mime and Robotics


Undergraduate educational opportunities

Both EECS and MIME offer concentrations in robotics. Information about the EECS focus area can be found on the Robotics Focus Area page. Information about the CS focus area can be found on the Robot Intelligence page. Information about the MIME option can be found on the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Options page, under Robotic Control.

Undergraduate research opportunities

The CoRIS faculty are dedicated to providing opportunities for undergraduates to get involved in cutting edge research. 

Undergraduate Research