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Passionate about Robotics & AI?

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Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars provides funded, high-quality undergraduate research experiences to propel your academic future. Conduct research in robotics and artificial intelligence with over 50 pioneers defining the field (e.g. autonomy, field robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-robot interaction, computer vision, graphics, and space robotics)

Join us for a summer of research, innovation, and discovery.

Explore your research possibilities and student experience at CMU‘s Robotics Institute!

Quick Dates and Information

Scholarships fund your exploration.

We believe every student should have the opportunity to explore research – that’s why RISS doesn’t let financial barriers hinder you from participating. If you are passionate about robotics, we’re here for you. Upon selection, you’ll be eligible for numerous scholarships.

Open New Doors

When you join us, a team of mentors and tutors are ready to back you, passing on years of knowledge & experience, and helping you at every step. The program equips you with essential skills and knowledge so you are better prepared for graduate school and industry.  You will also attend robotics talks and workshops that expand your perspective of the field. Your work over the summer will culminate in a presentation and published journal What you do here together will open doors for years to come.

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Information Sessions

Join us for an information session to learn more!


John M. Dolan, RISS director
Rachel Burcin, RISS co-director


Carnegie Mellon RI Summer Scholar: Skye Thompson

Carnegie Mellon RI Summer Scholar: Wu Lan

Adaptive Agent Architectures for Team Space Fortress: Carnegie Mellon RI Summer Scholar Suhas Raja