Some of the best colleges for robotics engineering are the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. At the University of Southern California, students and faculty have access to two robotics research labs. The robotics labs at the University of Pennsylvania are some of the most advanced in the world, allowing students to create state-of-the-art prototypes.
Robotics engineering programs at the University of Pennsylvania, which are administered by the General Robotics, Automation and Perception Laboratory, are available at both the undergraduate and master's degree levels. They cover a range of topics, including kinematics, design, prototyping and artificial intelligence.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) offers a comprehensive range of qualifications, from certificate programs through bachelor's and master's degrees, to doctorates. Students at WPI can opt to pursue a 5-year program combining a Bachelor of Science with a Master of Science in Robotics Engineering.
Some other highly-rated colleges for robotics engineering courses are Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, the University of Georgia and Washington University in St. Louis. The latter of these offers a master's program intended to aid students in pursuing robotics careers post-graduation. The course can be completed either part time or in less than 1 1/2 years full time.