On Penn Today – “A robot made of sticks”

On Penn Today – “A robot made of sticks”

In late summer, just as the leaves were starting to crisp and curl in the heat, Devin Carroll walked out of his apartment, looked on the ground, and picked up a couple of sticks that he thought might work for his robot. About half an inch thick and the length of an adult hand, he stripped the three sticks of their bark and lashed them with string to StickBot, a modular robot composed of circuitry, actuators, a microcontroller, and a motor driver.

Variable Topology Trusses (VTT)

Variable Topology Trusses (VTT)

Variable Topology Trusses (VTT) are a new type of modular self-reconfigurable robot. A VTT is composed of linear actuator modules that are connected to form a truss using reconfigurable joints. 

One application of VTT is to form a temporary support structure to shore up damaged buildings, protecting rescuers during a search and rescue operation.

Large-scale Autonomous Flight with Real-time Semantic SLAM under Dense Forest Canopy

Large-scale Autonomous Flight with Real-time Semantic SLAM under Dense Forest Canopy

The Kumar Lab is developing autonomous flying robots that can fly under forest canopies and between rows of trees in farms to provide tree growers and farmers with the necessary information for operations in agriculture and forestry. Specifically, robots explore in unstructured, GPS-denied environments without radio signals and create semantic maps

GRASP Lab Virtual Facility Tour

GRASP Lab Virtual Facility Tour

A virtual tour through our 21,000 square feet of research facilities.

Virtual GRASP Lab Demo Videos

Virtual GRASP Lab Demo Videos

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Join us TOMORROW in welcoming Dr. Harold Soh as he presents "Towards Trustworthy Robots that Interact with People" from 3:00PM - 4:00PM.
For more info, please visit: https://www.grasp.upenn.edu/events/fall-2022-grasp-sfi-harold-soh-national-university-of-singapore/

"Experiments in Robotic Gestures" showcases pieces from three artists who worked with students @GRASPlab and Weitzman School of Design. See the result on display now at the University City Arts League.
https://technical.ly/software-development/robotics-art-residency-university-city-grasp-lab/ The program is supported by a @SachsArtsPhilly grant https://twitter.com/TechnicallyPHL/status/1599844183912501248

"Experiments in Robotic Gestures" showcases pieces from three artists who worked with students @GRASPlab and Weitzman School of Design. See the result on display now at the University City Arts League.
https://t.co/uTtwXHicSL  The program is supported by a @SachsArtsPhilly grant https://t.co/rLnlYn4MB6
Technical.ly Philly @TechnicallyPHL

This piece at the 'Experiments in Robotic Gestures' exhibit at the University City Art League was created by Nikkita Staggs

Join us TOMORROW in welcoming Dr. Matthew Johnson-Roberson as he presents "Lessons from the Field: Deep Learning and Machine Perception for field robots" from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.
For more info, please visit:
https://www.grasp.upenn.edu/events/grasp-on-robotics-matthew-johnson-roberson-carnegie-mellon-university/

Seminars & Events


Seminars & Events

Recent Publications


Wei-Hsi Chen, Woohyeok Yang, Lucien Peach, Daniel E. Koditschek, Cynthia R. Sung +

Publisher IEEE

Year 2022

Matthew Malencia, Sandeep Manjanna, M. Ani Hsieh, George Pappas, Vijay Kumar +

Publisher IEEE

Year 2022

Academics


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.

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