Roderic A. Grupen, computer science

Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences

Phone: (413) 545-3280


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.