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  • KodLab officially releases info on their latest RHex robot, X-RHex, to the world.

    KodLab, part of the GRASP Lab at Penn, officially releases info on their latest RHex robot, X-RHex, to the world. X-RHex is the latest version of the highly mobile RHex platform, designed with greater strength, longer runtime, and more mobility than previous versions, with a modular payload architecture to support a variety of research needs.

  • GRASP Lab Drones on Colbert Report...YouTube Video "Construction with Quadrotor Teams"

    ThreatDown - Radical Muslim Snacks, Flying Robot Drones & Coked Up Vacuums

    "Sharia law creeps into America, flying robots build dorm shelves, and a woman finds crystal meth hidden in her vacuum cleaner." (05:04)

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  • UPenn MAGIC 2010 First-Round Competition

    Led by Professor Daniel D. Lee, the University of Pennsylvania MAGIC2010 team has been chosen as one in twelve teams from five countries that has been shortlisted to compete in the first round of the MAGIC 2010 robot challenge. This video shows the competition day. Currently Penn has been chosen as a finalist to compete in Australia...Details below

     

  • The UPennalizers - RoboCup 2010
  • Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight

    The autonomous quadrotor is controlled to precisely fly along aggressive trajectories.  Flips, flight through windows, and perching on surfaces are demonstrated in the video.  This is work by Daniel Mellinger, Dr. Nathan Michael, and Professor Vijay Kumar.

  • UPenn MAGIC 2010 Robot Challenge Proposal

    Led by Professor Daniel D. Lee, the University of Pennsylvania MAGIC2010 team has been chosen as one in twelve teams from five countries that has been shortlisted to compete in the first round of the MAGIC 2010 robot challenge. The Multi-Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC), jointly sponsored by the Defense Science & Technology Organization and US Department of Defense, invited worldwide proposals to develop teams of fully autonomous robots for military operations.

  • Modular Robot Reassembles When Kicked Apart

    Mark Yim and the ModLab. The CKBot modular robot system is combined with technology from Professor CJ Taylor for onboard localization with smart cameras mounted on each cluster. When randomly disassembled, each cluster of modules can look around and find other clusters then reassemble themselves.

  • " Little Ben" - 4th place finisher at the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

    The Ben Franklin Racing Team was the 4th place finisher at the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. The team was led by the University of Pennsylvania with partners Lehigh University and Lockheed Martin. The vehicle platform, nicknamed "Ben", is built upon a commercial 2006 Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid car, which was modified for autonomous control and navigation for competition.