Wei Wang

Assistant Professor


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Ph: (608) 263-2471

Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
College of Engineering,

Profile Summary

Wei Wang joined the Mechanical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in January 2024 and led the Marine Robotics Lab (MRL)

About MRL: Our group is broadly interested in designing and controlling autonomous robots within complex environments, with a special focus on aquatic settings. We are fascinated by innovative robot concepts that have the potential to offer groundbreaking solutions for both scientific and engineering challenges. We are also enthusiastic about enabling them to autonomously navigate in challenging environments. This includes novel methods and tools for control, planning, mapping, and perception. Our mission is to enable reliable and coordinated autonomy for a broad range of robotics applications, including but not limited to, aquatic monitoring, oceanic exploration, underwater construction, and urban transportation.

Current Interests: Dynamics and Control, Underwater Perception, Marine Robots, Bioinspired Robots, and Modular Robots.

Prospective Students: We are actively looking for multiple Ph.D. students (check out the opportunities page on our lab website for more information). Interested applicants can apply for UW-Madison Mechanical Engineering PhD Program and indicate Dr. Wei Wang as your prospective supervisor in your application.

We are also open to taking (undergraduate or graduate) research interns, please check out the opportunities page on our lab website for more information.

Please understand that due to the high volume of inquiries, I may not be able to respond to every email, and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.






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