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Penn's Student-Run Robotic Soccer Team
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GRASP Lab Presents- The UPennalizers


The UPennalizers is the research-oriented RoboCup team at the University of Pennsylvania. We participate in domestic and international robot soccer robocups every year. We do research to advance our skills and knowledge in robotics under the supervision of Dr. Camillo J. ("CJ") Taylor , in affiliation with General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. Visit us at our Facebook page!

  • 1999-

    Two years after the first international RoboCup, this robot soccer team was formed and began stepping up to the challenges put forth by the robocup

  • -2006

    While the league was still utilizing four-legged Sony Aibos, the UPennalizers made the quarterfinal rounds every year

  • 2009-

    The team reformed and returned to begin competing in the Standard Platform League with Aldebaran Nao robots, taking on bipedal motion alongside improved vision techniques and advanced behavior control

  • -2019

    The team transitioned to being entirely student-run and self-funded.