Roderic A. Grupen

Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences

robotics, robots for healthcare, exploration and emergency response, speakers bureau

Phone: (413) 545-3280

Email: grupen@cs.umass.edu

Roderic A. Grupen’s research focuses on developing robotic systems that can interact with the messy and unstructured environments in which humans live, and learn skills and models of the world by exploration.  Grupen directs the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics where students build component technologies for motion planning, sensor-guided grasping, multi-objective control, learning, hierarchical knowledge representations and methods for collaborating and communicating with human beings.