Robotics and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Because both the robotics and intelligent transportation fields are in high demand in the United States and worldwide, concentrating on those two fields in conjunction will enhance employment opportunities upon graduation. Ohio State remains at the forefront of this technology, with the added boost of assisting the City of Columbus, which landed the coveted US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge in 2016. Funding from the initiative will turn Columbus into the nation's first city to fully-integrate self-driving electric vehicles, smart grids, smart streetlights and collision avoidance sensors as part of its transportation system.
Furthermore, various large companies in the United States, such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Uber, and GM, are actively conducting research of autonomous vehicles and robots. Students in this concentration will have a vast array of opportunities to participate in advanced research.