Intelligent Systems and Robotics

Department of Intelligent Systems and Robotics

In partnership with the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), UWF will provide the first Ph.D. program in Intelligent Systems and Robotics in the state of Florida serving the needs of manufacturing, healthcare, defense and other high-tech industries as well as provide significant economic benefits to the region and the state.


Collaboration between the University of West Florida and the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

The University of West Florida has partnered with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition located in downtown Pensacola to develop a doctoral program in intelligent systems and robotics. 

“We are very excited about this new doctoral degree program. The program brings together the strengths of UWF engineering and computer science programs with the expertise of a world-class research center, IHMC. It’s a game changer.”

UWF President Martha D. Saunders

The new doctoral program aligns with the University’s strategic vision for research that impacts Northwest Florida’s economic development and technology enterprise. It will serve the manufacturing, health care, defense and other high-tech industries, providing critical support to high-demand career fields.

"I’ve envisioned a program like this for a long time. It will attract top young talent from the world. This is such a great move not only for UWF and IHMC, but also for Pensacola and the state.”

Ken Ford, director and co-founder of The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)

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