About Us

The goal of the Human And Robot Partners (HARP) lab is to understand and develop autonomous, intelligent robots that help people live better. Our robots engage people through social and physical interactions, monitoring human behavior to understand and predict the types of help people need. Our lab’s expertise includes robotics, human-robot interaction, machine learning, computer vision, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and cognitive science. Application domains include assistive robot manipulators for people with motor impairments, robot tutors for education, and robot therapy assistants for people with cognitive or social disabilities.

We are a part of the Robotics Insitute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Stop by our lab in NSH 4502 for a visit!


  • 11 Mar ‘19: Mike Lee presented his work titled “Calibration of Trust through Robot Self-Confidence” at the 2019 HRI Pioneers workshop.

  • 07 Mar ‘19: Reuben’s paper “Semantic Gaze Labeling for Human-Robot Shared Manipulation” has been selected for presentation at ETRA ‘19!

  • 01 Mar ‘19: Calvin presented his research work on “Imitation Learning for Assistive Control” at MechE’s annual Graduate Research Symposium.

  • 31 Jan ‘19: Michael Huang received an undergraduate research award, the Semiconductor Research Corporation-URO. Congrats Michael!

  • 31 Jan ‘19: We have a few new lab members! Welcome Michael (sophomore), Siddharth (sophomore), Roman (senior), and Calvin (MS MechE).

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