At ICRA 2022, Penn Engineers Welcomed the World’s Roboticists to Philly

June 1st, 2022

From Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27, Penn Engineering hosted the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) at the Pennovation Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. One of the world’s major robotics conferences, ICRA brought roughly 4,500 guests from 89 countries to the city, in addition to virtual attendees, as the conference marked its first in-person event since 2019.

Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, and George Pappas, UPS Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering were the co-chairs of the conference, helping to organize academic talks, workshops, the robotics expo and contests, as well as tours on Penn’s campus, including the GRASP Lab, Singh Center and Penn Medicine.

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