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"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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Robotics and Automation Option

The Robotics and Automation Laboratory has over $1 million in robotics equipment. Courses in systems integration and machine vision, automated manufacturing systems, and robotics engineering prepare you for robotics careers in the fields of applications, design, software, equipment development, and controls. Students work with Karel and V+ software, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and application of C programming concepts.


Computers and robot controllers use local area networks to control automation equipment on the Fanuc Robotics system integration line.


Staubli and Adept robots share rotary index tables and a roller conveyor system in an L-line set-up controlled by V+ programming and PLCs.

Meet our Robots

  • Staubli: One of the fastest and most accurate articulated robots with six degrees of freedom.
  • Adept: Made by the only U.S. robot manufacturer and one of the most widely used selective compliance articulate robot arm (SCARA) type robots fitted with machine vision
    systems and cameras.
  • Fanuc: From the Arcmate family with six degrees of freedom built by one of the world’s largest robot manufacturers.
  • Motoman: One of the three largest robotics companies and one of America’s fastest-growing companies.

 

  

Computer Engineering is moving from I-DEAS to Pro/ENGINEER beginning this fall. Faculty members Paul Duesing, Jon Coullard, David Leach, and Wael Mokhtar have attended several training sessions this summer for the new system.

About Pro/ENGINEER:

"Engineering departments face countless challenges as they strive to create breakthrough products. They must manage exacting technical processes, as well as the rapid flow of information across diverse development teams. In the past, companies seeking CAD benefits could opt for tools that focused on ease-of-use, yet lacked depth and process breadth. Or, they could choose broader solutions that fell short on usability. With Pro/ENGINEER, companies get both a simple and powerful solution, to create great products without compromise." - Parametric Technology Corporation

Second Place

“Simulated Arterial Blockages for Ultrasound Training" Presentation by Natasha Flynn of senior project Team Innovative Medical Training Devices.

Engineers, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate. This poster competition, held at the local District Student Conferences, is designed to emphasize the ability to deliver a visual presentation. Subject matter is to be related to some area in the field of mechanical engineering.

Apply Today!

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