The use of robots is moving rapidly beyond controlled environments such as factories to complex environments in the midst of human activity, demanding a nimble cross-disciplinary approach. Research in this area at Princeton includes computer vision, dynamics and control, integrated electronic systems, internet of things, smart cities, and stochastic control. The goal is to advance the productive, safe, and ethical use of robotics by connecting expertise in sensing, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, public policy, and other fields.

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News

  • Multi-colored filaments sprayed across an orange background

    Cellular scaffolding rewired to make microscopic railways

  • A palm-sized octopus figurine made of hydrogel

    Reusable and recyclable, this new hydrogel squishes the old version’s environmental impact

  • Photo of a robot with a camera "face" looking at a kitchen counter with two plastic water bottles and an apple.

    How do you make a robot smarter? Program it to know what it doesn’t know.

  • Inch by inch, this machine is leading soft robotics to a more energy efficient future

  • Engineers clean up with TidyBot

  • Foam board with a pinned grasshopper specimen, with wings extended, and four rows with different colors and shapes of synthetic wings under investigation for flying robots.

    Innovation funds support research in robotics, machine learning, climate resilience and more

Events

  • March 06

    4:30 pm

    The Foundation Model Path to Open-World Robots

  • March 21

    4:30 pm

    Mathematical Foundations for Physical Agents

Faculty

  • Parastoo Abtahi

    Computer Science

  • Ryan P. Adams

    Computer Science

  • Sigrid Adriaenssens

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Amir Ali Ahmadi

    Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Christine Allen-Blanchette

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Center for Statistics and Machine Learning

  • Ryne Beeson

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Daniel J. Cohen

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Jia Deng

    Computer Science

  • Jaime Fernández Fisac

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Michael Freedman

    Computer Science

  • Yasaman Ghasempour

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Branko Glišić

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jürgen Hackl

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Elad Hazan

    Computer Science

  • Kyle Jamieson

    Computer Science

  • Niraj Jha

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Alain Kornhauser

    Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Naomi Leonard portrait

    Naomi Ehrich Leonard

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Michael Littman

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Stephen Lyon

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Anirudha Majumdar

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Margaret Martonosi

    Computer Science

    Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

  • Forrest Meggers

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Architecture

  • Reza Moini

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Radhika Nagpal

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Computer Science

  • Karthik Narasimhan

    Computer Science

  • Daniel Nosenchuck

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Glaucio Paulino

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Princeton Materials Institute

  • H. Vincent Poor

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Peter Ramadge

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Clarence Rowley

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Szymon Rusinkiewicz

    Computer Science

  • Olga Russakovsky

    Computer Science

  • Kaushik Sengupta

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Bartolomeo Stellato

    Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Naveen Verma

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Mengdi Wang

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Center for Statistics and Machine Learning

  • Aimy Wissa portrait

    Aimy Wissa

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering