Cornell Robotics Day

03/12/18: Come join us tomorrow for the first annual Robotics Day at Cornell. Events will run 9am-4pm in Duffield Hall – these include the final competition in ECE3400 and Mechatronics, with more than 80 teams competing. All are welcome!

Here’s a composition from ECE3400 in 2017:

Update: Here’s a local newscast on Robotics Day.

Symposium on Computational Fabrication

29/11/18: Kirstin joins as Robotics Area Chair for the 3rd annual Symposium on Computational Fabrication, held next Summer at CMU, Pittsburgh.

Cluster of Excellence

14/11/18: Huge congratulations to our collaborators at the University of Stuttgart, who was just awarded 50 million Euros to start up a Cluster on Integrative Computational Design and Construction in Architecture by the German Research Foundation DFG. This grant will greatly benefit the future of automated construction, and it will enable us to support interdisciplinary exchange programs for many years to come!

Best Student Paper Award

18/10/18: Yawen and Owen’s paper on a Scalable Compiler for the TERMES Distributed Assembly System won the Best Student Paper Award at DARS 2018!

25 Women in Robotics

10/10/18: Prof. Kirstin Petersen made the 25 Women in Robotics List on Robohub.


09/10/18: The Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) has its opening event today, which includes a presentation of our project on Robots and Enology.

ELI Award

27/09/18: Congratulations to Aleena Kurumunda for receiving the Engineering Learning Initiatives Award funded by “Robert A. Cowie ’55 ME”, to work towards an intelligent soft robot capable of substrate classification!


SOCO workshop talk

07/09/2018: Please join us as we present our work on collective construction of overhangs (Robots Building Bridges, Not Walls) at the workshop for Self-Organizing Construction, part of the IEEE intl conference of Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems, in Trento Italy, 2018.

NSF – NRI Award

20/08/18: In collaboration with the Verifiable Robotics Lab and the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship Lab, we just received funding to explore Ad-Hoc Collaborative Human-Robot Swarms. This grant will cover three graduate students and “half” a postdoc for three years!


DARS 2018 paper

07/08/18: Big congrats to Yiwen Hua and Yawen Deng for getting their paper on a “Scalable Compiler for the TERMES Distributed Assembly System” accepted to the International Symposium for Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2018.