New Center Coming Soon

Construction has begun on a $9 million space for students to create innovative robotics and autonomous systems, and learn the skills to be leaders in the robotics industry. 

For more information, contact RASTIC Director Kenn Sebesta, PhD at (617) 353-2800 or kenn@bu.edu.


Hands-on Training Center

3D View of future RASTIC layout

Enhancing a Top Robotics Education

Boston University won a competitive award and recognition as a top robotics school in the state. The prize money is being used to build RASTIC.


Where Students Develop Key Skills

“We recognize the critical need to build cutting-edge facilities informed by our deep partnership with industry. Doing so ensures that our graduates have the skills and experiences they need to thrive.”

-  Provost ad interim Kenneth Lutchen

Getting Involved

The center is specifically designed for masters-level robotics programs, and to complement undergraduate capstone courses and research-oriented labs, like the Robotics Laboratory.

Robotics at Boston University

Center Size

2,000 sq ft
Female student working with robots hand so it can hold an object, while other students work on controlling other aspects of the robot

Funds to Construct & Equip

$ 8.8 Million

Spotlight Student Projects

RASTIC will magnify opportunities to advance technologies in high-demand areas, including sustainable agricultural systems, human-robot interactions and so much more.