Jessy Grizzle

Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor
Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering

Jessy Grizzle

Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor
Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering

Jessy Grizzle

Jessy W. Grizzle

Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor
Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering
Director of Robotics

University of Michigan
EECS Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
1301 Beal Ave. (3215 EECS Bldg.)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: (734) 763-3598
Fax: (734) 763-8041
Email:

Links

Finding the Bipedal Robotics Laboratory:

Annotated Photo of the Lab's Exterior.

Google Map Information.

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Need Map and Travel Information to Campus?

Maps of Campus, and Driving Directions.

Important Advising Warning

We are seeing students who are claiming to be robotics or control majors, when they are really doing a major in computer science. This will not be tolerated. If you are NOT making progress towards your robotics degree with a solid list of robotics courses, I will NOT sign your Study Plan. And without my signature, you cannot graduate. Professors Lafortune and Ozay have the same policy for control majors. For those of you who are really doing a Robotics or Control Major, you will find us to be very accommodating on your plan of study. If we can look at your plan of study and deduce your major from your course selections, you'll be fine. This menancing message is present only because we have a few students who really are abusing the system. Most of you are fantastic and I look forward to working with you to build an exciting, individualized study plan in robotics!

OPT and CPT

All of the instructions are here.

Before you meet with me, you must first set up a meeting with Mr. Eric Rutherford in the ECE Advising Office. He will check the correct boxes on the form and let me know it is ready to be signed. If you attempt to complete the form on your own, you will get both you and me in trouble. These are legal documents and must be treated with care. After you have met with Eric, I am very happy to sign your form. CPT and OPT are very important and we want you to find great jobs that add to your experience at Michgan.

Robotics Advising Information

The Graduate Academic Advisor is Prof. Jessy Grizzle. A list of all advisors can be found here.

ECE MS Plan of Study Form while other forms are here

See the Bright Green Stripe for ECE Pre-approved Robotics Courses. Note that ROB 501 and ROB 550 count as EECS Credits. Also, where it says that you need advisor approval to count EECS 568 or ROB 501 or ROB 550 as part of a robotics major, that is not exactly true, because, I will always approve them. :-)

Other Robotics courses are here and here. In principle, you need my approval to count them in your major. What I will check is that your set of courses makes sense. In ECE:Robotics, you follow the rules in ECE. By doing so, you have a bit more freedom in your course selection than the students in the COE:Robotics program.

Some of you are confused about the "optional" S/U (Pass-Fail) credits. Most students take zero or one of them. You can count a maximum of 6 S/U credits toward your MS degee.

If an EECS course is cross-listed with another department, then it can count as a cognate.

EECS Courses  and All Courses in COE 

Advice, Part 1: Take at MOST three courses your first term at Michigan. The grad courses take much more time than your undergrad courses. Give youself a chance to adjust to the system here and be successful. ROB 550 is a very intense course; it takes about 30 hours per week. It is hard to get in ROB 550 in the fall term because most of the slots are reserved for students in the CoE Robotics Program. The course is also offered in the Winter term and is open to everyone then. [You can still try for Fall term; some do get in!]

Advice, Part 2: Many students majoring in Robotics will also want to take computer vision or machine learning courses. Others will want some feedback control. These are fine selections. The Mechatronics course, ME 552, is pre-approved to count for EECS credit. I would not advise you to take both ROB 550 and ME 552, though you are allowed to do that, but for sure, do NOT take them the same semester; the combination would be far too time consuming. If you plan to take control courses as part of your robotics degree, it is important to note that EECS 560 is required for EECS 565 and strongly recommended for EECS 562.

Advice, Part 3: How do you know if your selection of courses constitutes a valid MS Major in Robotics? Either meet with me (by appointment, via email) or send me your Study Plan. Please use the online ECE MS Plan of Study Form; fill it out as completely as you can. If you are unsure about which courses to take in later terms or if you make a few mistakes, do not worry, you can revise your plan at any time!

Advice, Part 4: To find out what is going on in robotics, to learn about job and internship offers that companies share with faculty, to learn about seminars, please join the Robtics Announce email list. There is very little spam because only members of the list can email to the list.

Who is doing robotics research at UofM? A good place to look is here.

Control Advising Information

The Graduate Academic Advisors are Prof. Stephane Lafortune and Prof. Necmiye Ozay

Control Courses in the College of Engineering.

UofM Links

EECS YouTube Home Page and Facebook Student Page and Facebook Alumni and Fan Page

Course Tools and Wolverine Access and UofM Directory and M-Community and Exam Scheduler 

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