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  • IRCS Sunset

    IRCS will be closing on June 30, 2016, as the SAS and SEAS leadership realigns initiatives with the strategic plans of the two schools. The Cognitive Science major will continue into the post-IRCS era.

  • GRASP Lab awarded new RET grant from NSF - Research Experiences for Teachers

    The GRASP Lab has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to provide a research experience in robotics for middle school teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.

  • Penn Research Helps Develop Predictive Model of How Humans Estimate Speed

    Johannes Burge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Wilson Geisler, Professor and Director of the Center for Perceptual Systems at UT Austin, have analyzed all of the steps involved in estimating how fast an object is moving in order to build an "ideal observer,” an optimal visual model.

  • Penn’s THORwIn Takes Home Gold at RoboCup

    Coached by Daniel Lee, Director of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP Lab, the University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team continues its international reign, winning the Robot Soccer World Cup’s AdultSize Humanoid League for the second year in a row. Its robot, THORwIn, a collaboration with UCLA, beat Iran’s Team Baset in a 5-4 shootout.