GRASP Technical Tours

Monday, May 23rd (1pm – 4pm) & Friday, May 27th, 2022 (9am-12pm)

We are very excited to welcome ICRA attendees to the GRASP lab tours at Pennovation!

Here is some information to get you started for your visit.


COVID Policy

Our goal is for you and our students to remain healthy and safe for your visit. Visitors MUST complete the PennOpen Campus Screening on the day of the tour, and will be asked to present a Green Pass upon exiting the bus. Masks will be required, except when actively eating or drinking. A limited number of masks will be available on-site for people who are not able to bring their own.

Map & Program Details

Research demos and posters are stationed around the Pennovation Center. Feel free to visit the demos that spark your interest!

Find Out About…

Mapping and Localization: 1, 14, 19, 20, A, C, E
Design and Fabrication: 4, 6, 11, 17, 24, B
Learning-Based Control: 7, 8, 9, 16, 23
Computer Vision: 10, 13, 15, 23
Human-Robot Interaction: 9, 12, 13
Aerial Vehicles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 19, A, B, C
Legged Locomotion: 5, 18, F
Manipulation: 7, 9, 23, 24
Swimming Robots: 21, 22

Demo Details

Learn More About the Demos Here

StationDemos & Schedule
1Fast autonomous UAV flight in GPS-denied conditions (every 30 minutes, :00, :30)
2Maneuverable Piccolissimo 2 (every 15 minutes, :15, :45)
3Decentralized Planning with Shared Semantic Representation for Multiple Robots (every 30 minutes, :00, :30)
4Soft Hybrid Aerial Vehicle via Bistable Mechanism
5Kod*lab Legged Robot Demos
6Self-Assembling Modular Robot for Extreme Shapeshifting (SMORES-EP)
7Building Dynamics Models through Contact Discontinuities
8Model Zoo: A Growing “Brain” That Learns Continuously A Model for Perimeter-Defense Problems with Heterogeneous Teams
9Reactive Motion Policy Learning: A Dynamical Systems Approach
10Analysis of a Flock of Visually Similar Birds in an Outdoor Aviary
11CMOS Integrated, Sub-1mm Robots
12Quori: A Community-Informed Design of a Socially Interactive Humanoid Robot (every 15 minutes, :00, :15, :30, :45)
13Reconstructing 3D Humans from Images
14Lifelong Learning of Occupancy Grid Prediction
15Event-Based Cameras
16Safety-critical Learning, Optimization, and Control
17Variable Topology Truss
18Cassie Locomotion Controllers
19Multi-robot Air-ground Collaborative Semantic Mapping and Localization (every 30 minutes, :15,:45)
20Autoware Autonomous Go-Kart
21ScaLAR Lab Demos (every 15 minutes, :00, :15, :30, :45)
22Origami-inspired Robot that Swims via Jet Propulsion
23Know Thyself: Transferable Visual Control Policies through Robot-Awareness
24Building with Found Material
StationIndustry Spinoffs & Friends
BIQ Motion Control
CExyn Technologies
DPennovation Works
ELF Intelligence

Food Trucks

Food trucks are available on-site in case you would like to purchase food or beverages.
(5/23) – The Walking Taco and Pizza Crime – Pop Up
(5/27) – The Jeet? Mobile (Breakfast/ Philly Style lunch options) and Ma & Pa’s Tex – Mex BBQ


Contact Cynthia Sung (crsung (at), Charity Payne (charity (at), and Sirianna Arathi (sirianna (at)

On-site, you can ask any of the volunteers in the bright red GRASP t-shirt.