Welcome

VIJAY KUMAR is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer 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 has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 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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News

We are looking forward to hosting and celebrating ICRA 2022 in Philadelphia.
Jan 31, 2022
We are looking forward to hosting and celebrating ICRA 2022 in Philadelphia. Congratulations to Ian Miller, Laura Jarin-Lipschitz, Xu Liu, Siddarth Mayya, Daniel Mox, Senthil Kumar, Yuezhan Tao, Dinesh Thakur, Walker Gosrich, and Lifeng Zhou, as well as lab alums Rebecca Li, Jimmy Paulos, and Ke Sun for ICRA 2022 paper acceptances.
Congratulations to Anusha Srikanthan and Siddarth Maya for an Excellent Paper Award  at IROS 2021
Jan 30, 2022
Congratulations to Anusha Srikanthan and Siddarth Maya for an Excellent Paper Award  at IROS 2021 “Cognitive and Social Aspects of Human Multi-Robot Interaction”
       

Recent Highlights

Recent Publications

Daniel Mox and Vijay Kumar and Alejandro Ribeiro
Learning Connectivity-Maximizing Network Configurations (article)
Siddharth Mayya and Ragesh K. Ramachandran and Lifeng Zhou and Vinay Senthil and Dinesh Thakur and Gaurav S. Sukhatme and Vijay Kumar
Adaptive and Risk-Aware Target Tracking for Robot Teams With Heterogeneous Sensors (article)
Xu Liu and Guilherme V. Nardari and Fernando Cladera Ojeda and Yuezhan Tao and Alex Zhou and Thomas Donnelly and Chao Qu and Steven W. Chen and Roseli A. F. Romero and Camillo J. Taylor and Vijay Kumar
Large-Scale Autonomous Flight With Real-Time Semantic SLAM Under Dense Forest Canopy (article)
Laura Jarin-lipschitz and Xu Liu and Yuezhan Tao and Vijay Kumar
Experiments in Adaptive Replanning for Fast Autonomous Flight in Forests (inproceedings)
Ke Sun and Stephen Chaves and Paul Martin and Vijay Kumar
RTGNN: A Novel Approach to Model Stochastic Traffic Dynamics (misc)
Daniel Mox and Vijay Kumar and Alejandro Ribeiro
Learning Connectivity-Maximizing Network Configurations (article)
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