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!


  • 9 Oct ‘18: HARPLab gave a demo for members of the AFL-CIO during their visit to CMU’s Block Center for Technology and Society.

  • 8 Oct ‘18: HARPLab spread the love of STEM by sharing a demo with visiting middle schoolers as part of CMU’s TechNights initiative.

  • 5 Oct ‘18: HARPLab gave a demo to members of the Goldenway Education Foundation Ltd. during their campus visit.

  • 14 Sept ‘18: Prof. Admoni participated in the "Designing Intelligence: Shaping AI and Society" panel as part of the Grand Opening of Tepper Quad, where she discussed the future of artificial intelligence. A recording can be found here.

  • 20 Aug ‘18: Welcome to the incoming RI grad student class!

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