Graduate Research at the Robotics and Motion Laboratory
First of all, thank you very much for your interest in our lab. We receive many requests from students around the world that express interest in doing graduate work with us or have questions about how they can be involved in our research. Given these numerous requests, we tried to include the most important information below. Please review this information carefully and let us know if you have additional questions.
Admission to Graduate School:
The most important thing to note is that if you want to do work in our lab, you need to be first admitted and enrolled at the University of Michigan. All applications for graduate studies at the University of Michigan are handled centrally. Please refer to the department's admission website for more information. If you have questions about the admission process, you can also contact the Academic Service Office directly. Application deadlines are typically in December (PhD) and January (MSE). Admission decisions for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan are not in our hands. The same holds for invitations to our Visit Days and phone interviews. Given the large number of applicants to the graduate program, we have to rely on this process when hiring students for the Robotics and Motion Laboratory.
Admission to the Robotics and Motion Laboratory:
If you are interested in working with our lab, you want to make sure that Dr. Remy sees your application. The only way of doing so is by tailoring your application to the RAMlab. List Dr. Remy as your first choice for an advisor and explicitly explain this choice in your Statement of Purpose. Please do not email us your application materials. In order to create a fair and level playing ground for all applicants, we never consider such emails. For the same reason, please also refrain from phone calls or surprise visits.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Many of the emails that we receive ask very similar questions, and we tried to summarize the answers below.