Join The Group

MAVRIC has various research opportunities and always welcomes new members.

Opportunities for Existing Faculty and Researchers:

It's easy for existing faculty and researchers to join MAVRIC.

Please contact MAVRIC at: MAVRIC-Robotics@umich.edu for more information.


Opportunities for PhD Students:

There are several ways to become a student member of MAVRIC as a PhD student.


1) PhD applicants can directly apply to work with a faculty member.

School of Information to work with Lionel Robert (see info here).

Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering to work with Jessie Yang (see info here).

Department of Mechanical Engineering to work with Dawn Tilbury (see info here).


2) PhD applicants can apply to work with one or more faculty members through the Robotics PhD Program.

Robotics Institute to work with Lionel Robert, Jessie Yang and/or Dawn Tilbury (see info here)


Students have come from all around the world and have various educational backgrounds depending on the PhD program one is interested in pursuing.


Opportunities for Masters Students

MAVRIC has many opportunities for masters students.

Typically, masters students work in one of three arrangements:

1) Academic credit such as independent study during the academic year.

2) Paid employment during the academic year.

3) Various types of summer internships.


Masters students working in MAVRIC can at times have an opportunity to stay for a Ph.D.

Please contact MAVRIC at: MAVRIC-Robotics@umich.edu for more information.


Opportunities for Undergraduate Students:

A number of undergraduate opportunities exist with various research projects.

Similar to masters students, undergraduate student work in one of three arrangements:

1) Academic credit such as independent study during the academic year.

2) Paid employment during the academic year.

3) Various types of summer internships.


If you are interested please contact MAVRIC at: MAVRIC-Robotics@umich.edu for more information.