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!


  • 12 Nov ‘18: Prof. Admoni served as a panelist at the 2018 reThink Food Conference held by the Culinary Institute of America and shared her views on Robotics and Machine Learning- Less Labor and More Creativity from Field to Fork.

  • 24 Oct ‘18: Stephanie presented her work in Colombia as a Geek Girls LatAm ambassador to support women doing robotics for education, AI, and HCI!

  • 22 Oct ‘18: HARP Lab grew by a few this fall as we welcomed new graduate students - Ada Taylor (PhD RI), Mike Lee (PhD RI), Pallavi Koppol (PhD CSD), and Sarthak Ahuja (MS RI)!

  • 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.

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