• At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming. Read more...
  • Congratulations to our very own Daniel Lee for being elected as an AAAI Fellow for significant contributions to machine learning and robotics, including algorithms for perception, planning, and motor control! Read more...
  • The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Laboratory hosted the FIRST® LEGO® League regional Championship on Saturday February 6th for the sixth year in a row. The event included 48 teams, each vying for the coveted 1st place Champion’s Award and a trip to the World Festival. Read more...
  • The Jerboa is a 12DOF, passive-compliant legged, tailed biped actuated by four brushless DC motors. We anticipate that this robot will be capable of executing a broad range of locomotion tasks including sitting, standing, walking, hopping, running, turning, leaping, and more. Read more...

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 unviersity. GRASP students work and learn within an intellectual setting founded on the strength of its  academic programs led by an expert faculty. 

research

Through innovative, inter-disciplinary faculty research projects, GRASP leverages unique collaborations across fields to advance the knowledge base of robotics. The GRASP Laboratory is an agile and flexible robotics research space defined by its scholarly and creative approach to robotics, science, and technology.

innovation

The GRASP Lab operates as a hub for connecting our research with the venture capital that entrepreneurs provide. The GRASP team is devoted to advancing innovation in robotics that results in new products and services. The Lab builds partnerships with startups, and other collaborators that align with Penn's initiatives in innovation, and create opportunities to further impact the societal advantages of robotics.

Startups  Industry Connections

engagement

The GRASP Laboratory engages with the K-12 community, education organizations, government, and science institutions to host events, teach summer classes, support robotics education, develop curriculum, and seek methods of inspiring America's youth to become involved with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Robotics.