The GRASP Laboratory incorporates a selective and rigorous robotics program for graduate and doctoral students that boasts a research-focused environment within a distinguished Ivy League university. GRASP students work and learn within an intellectual setting founded on the strength of its academic programs led by an expert faculty.
GRASP Lab Virtual Facility Tour
A virtual tour through our 21,000 square feet of research facilities.
Virtual GRASP Lab Tour Videos
The Creation and Integration of Knowledge through Scholarly Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
We believe that our research in GRASP is better with a diverse team in a collaborative environment. We embrace and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are. In recognition of the importance of collaboration, we do not abide intolerance, disrespectful or hurtful behavior.
GRASP LAWS Initiative
Research into lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), and autonomous weapons systems more generally (AWS), is underway across the globe as a subset of broader military investments into uses of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab in collaboration with Perry World House has undertaken an initiative to help robotics researchers develop a disciplinary response to the challenges surrounding legal and ethical governance in the design and use of such systems.
GRASP Lab by the Numbers
Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy receives the 2021 Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award at ICCV
October 12th, 2021
“Dr. Andrea Thomaz and Dr. Vivian Chu of Diligent Robotics: ‘Embrace the chaos and focus on what needs your attention most'” on Thrive Global
September 16th, 2021
2021 IROS Conference Papers
August 6th, 2021
Seminars & Events