Lab News

March 2022

David Watkins on winning team for 1st Place in NeurIPS Minecraft Challenge

April 2020

CS Department Honors
  • Iretiayo Akinola receives Paul Michelman Award
  • David Watkins receives CS Service Award Award
  • Jeff Hu receives CS Scholarship award

November 2019

Harlem Childrens Zone High School Students visit the Lab

May 2019

Awards to Lab members:

David Watkins-Valls: CS service award for service as Ph.D. representative to the department.

Jingxi Xu: Andrew P. Kosoresow Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service

May 2019

GraspIt! Turns 20! Read the Original ICRA 1999 paper.

Many thanks to Andrew Miller, Matei Ciocarlie, Jon Weisz, Corey Goldfeder, Jake Varley, Iretiayo Akinola and David Watkins-Valls for keeping the GraspIt! Github vibrant and up-to-date.

November 29, 2018

CMU Robotics Institute lecture by Prof. Allen: Multimodal Geometric Learning for Grasping

September 10, 2018


David Watkins receives Army Research Lab fellowship

March 5, 2018

Prof. Allen receives Google Faculty Research Award

Jan. 10, 2018

Ireti Akinola named Microsoft Phd Fellow

Ocotber 19, 2017

Frontiers in Robotics Conference Highlights Columbia Research and Innovation

March 30, 2017

Farewell lunch for Chaiwen Chou moving to Amazon

April 20, 2017

Professor Allen named 1 of 20 Data Science Professors to Know

April 26, 2016

Robert Ying wins Theodeore Bashkow Undergraduate Research award

February 23, 2016

Yinxiao Li's video of his ICRA 2016 paper Multi-Sensor Surface Analysis for Robotic Ironing has received a lot of press! See Yinxiao's Laundry Robot page

February 23, 2016

Matei Ciocarlie wins Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship

Dec. 16, 2015

Robert Ying wins CRA Undergraduate Research Award Honorable Mention

May 8, 2015

Watch the Lab's first drone flight!

April 30, 2015

Matei Ciocarlie wins ONR Young Investigator Award

April 21, 2015

Ben Shababo wins Hertz Fellowship

April 20, 2015

Jon Weisz wins Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize for Excellence

April 20, 2015

Paul Blaer appointed Lecturer in Discipline at Columbia CS Department

April 20, 2015

Danfei Xu wins Theodeore Bashkow Undergraduate Research award

January 14, 2015

CBS News visits the Columbia Robotics Lab

December 16, 2014

Danfei Xu wins 2015 Computing Research Assocation Undergraduate Reserch Award

December 5, 2014

Columbia School students visits the Robotics Lab

December 4, 2014

Oxbridge Academy students visit the Robotics Lab

November 2014

Columbia CS Department named #3 most innovative by recent poll

September 2014

Robotic Grasping System: Helping the Severely Disabled Take Back Control

September 18, 2014

Former lab member Joseph Del Preto, SEAS 2013, wins Best Paper Award award at IROS 2014:

Printable Robots (video), paper

August 1, 2014

Dr. Matei Ciocarlie is now a Professor in the Columbia Mechanical Engineering Department

July 24, 2014

Columbia Robotics ranked in top ten for Best Universities for Robotics in the US

July 1, 2014

Dr. Austin Reiter is now a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins University

May 29, 2014

Jake Varley awarded NSF EAPSI scholarship to study in Korea

May 17, 2014

Three papers accepted at IROS 2014

May 22, 2014

Columbia Robotics hosts New England Manipulation Symposium

Nov. 2010

Gary Kasparov and Peter Thiel visit Columbia robotics Lab (go to 8 minute mark on video)