Outreach

Pico_ThumbLift Project
The goal of the Lift project is to create an inexpensive, printable quadrotor platform for use in the middle or high school classroom. The fully open source project involves the development of the printable platform, the design of a graphical programming environment and the investigation into the use of AprilTags for indoor localization. This project is funded in part through the NSF Expeditions in Computing program.

NateResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET)
Kumar received a NSF supplement under the Expeditions in Computing program to support a local high school technology teacher and robotics coach for a summer research experience. The teacher participated in research involving the transformation of a MakerBot into a circuit board printing device.

FFL_2011b-11-1175466402-OPenn FIRST LEGO League
The GRASP Lab manages the Southeastern Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League and Jr. FIRST LEGO League region. GRASP supports over 150 middle school robotics team that participate in autonomous robotics competitions. Dr. Vijay Kumar’s students and staff organize competitions, provide training for coaches, mentor local teams and serve as judges and volunteers at events. Read More

UP_SEAS_11SAAST-783SAAST Robotics
Each summer the GRASP lab teaches a 3-week long robotics course for high school students participating in the SAAST program. The course, founded by Dr. Vijay Kumar, is supported by GRASP students, faculty and staff.  Read More

IMG_1892GEMS Robotics
The Girls in Engineering Math and Science program is a weeklong summer camp for middle school girls that is hosted by the Advancing Women in Engineering Program. The GRASP lab teaches a robotics only track with robotics related lectures and activities. Read More

QuadsNational Robotics Week K-12 Open House
Every spring the GRASP Lab welcomes 200 K-12 students for the National Robotics Week Open House. Students have a chance to view robotics demonstrations, interact with robotics researchers and listen to lectures from robotics faculty. The event culminates in a presentation by a GRASP student robotics competition team. Read More

studentsGRASP Lab Tours
Throughout the year the GRASP lab welcomes robotics teams and K-12 class for one-hour lab tours and extended learning experiences. Students get a chance to see the state of the art in robotics and even try hands-on demos. Read More

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