VIJAY KUMAR is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsComputer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kumar's group works on creating autonomous ground and aerial robots, designing bio-inspired algorithms for collective behaviors, and on robot swarms. They have won many best paper awards at conferences, and group alumni are leaders in teaching, research, business and entrepreneurship.

Kumar is a fellow of ASME and IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is the founder of Exyn Technologies, an advisor to Treeswift, and serves on the board of WeRobotics and O2Micro.

Vijay Kumar has held many administrative positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the position of the Deputy Dean. He served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

More information about Kumar’s research can be found in his TED talks.

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Recent Highlights

Recent Publications

M Calvo-Fullana and D Mox and A Pyattaev and J Fink and V Kumar and A Ribeiro
ROS-NetSim: A Framework for the Integration of Robotic and Network Simulators (article)
G V Nardari and A Cohen and S W Chen and X Liu and V Arcot and R A F Romero and V Kumar
Place Recognition in Forests With Urquhart Tessellations (article)
I D Miller and A Cowley and R Konkimalla and S S Shivakumar and T Nguyen and T Smith and C J Taylor and V Kumar
Any Way You Look at It: Semantic Crossview Localization and Mapping With LiDAR (article)