Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics

Welcome to the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics

The Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics (LPR) is in the Computer Science Department at UMass Amherst. Our lab studies computational systems that solve sensory and motor problems. Experimental platforms include sensor networks, mobile manipulators, and integrated bimanual humanoids.

Current projects focus on knowledge representations grounded in closed-loop interaction, learning to exploit whole-body dynamics for stabilization, risk-sensitive policy optimization, human-robot interaction and communication, and computational models for learning and development.

Lab Director

LPR People
Rod Grupen
Rod Grupen
Professor Emeritus, CICS