Integrating Robots into the Future of Work


INTEGRATE, short for “Integrating Robots into the Future of Work,” is a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program developed to provide a unique academic environment to enrich the training of graduate students in STEM disciplines, including computer science, engineering, psychology, and economics, to address fundamental research challenges in realizing the integration of robots into the future of work at the micro, systems, and macro scales.

Who is involved?


  • Bilge Mutlu, CS
  • Robert Radwin, ISyE
  • Michael Zinn, ME
  • Lindsay Jacobs, Public Affairs
  • Paula Niedenthal, Psych

Other Faculty

  • Michael Gleicher, CS
  • BJ Ard, Law
  • Timothy Smeeding, Econ, Pub. Aff.
  • Emily Ward, Psych
  • Rebecca Cors, WEC

Affiliate Faculty

  • David Autor, MIT
  • Peter Adamczyk, UW, ME
  • Ramon Aldag, UW, Business
  • Victor Bennett, U Utah
  • Jette Ernst, Roskilde U
  • Charlotte Jonasson, Aarhus U
  • Robert Seamans, NYU
  • David Shaffer, UW, Ed Psych
  • Yuhang Zhao, UW, CS
  • Shiyu Zhou, UW, ISyE
  • Zhenhua Zhu, UW, ME

Advisory Board

  • Henrik Christensen, UCSD
  • S. K. Gupta, USC
  • Julie Shah, MIT
  • Bill Smart, Oregon State

Can I be involved?

If you are graduate student (MS or PhD) in computer science, psychology, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or economics, you can be involved in INTEGRATE (funded from the program or unfunded). Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive funding. If you would like to learn more about the program, contact program director Professor Bilge Mutlu (