We believe robotics competition is a great way to demonstrate scientific and engineering solutions in practical settings and also to connect robotics research with broader audiences. We are currently working on some exciting research projects in preparation for RoboCup 2018.


Our team is studying the foundations in kinematics and dynamics for humanoid robot locomotion and for kick, squat, dive and get-up motions. We apply reinforcement learning to improving the gait of the humanoid robots.


Our robots use cameras as primary sensors for localization and object detection. We are focusing on light-invariant feature extraction and fast object detection using a combination of traditional computer vision algorithms and deep learning.


Our behavior projects range from lower level single robot behavior (path planning and decision making) to team coordination (position and role calculation, coordination in a multi-agent system, work distribution).

Research topics

  • Real time lighting invariant perception
  • Robust and natural locomotion
  • Dynamic coordination in multi-agent robotics soccer team

  • Interested in these topics? Our team is currently recruiting highly motivated and qualified students. Prospective students please email upennalizers{at}gmail{dot}com with a CV and a short paragragh describing your interests in the project(s). More details here.