Welcome to the Robotics Research Center at West Point

The Robotics Research Center (RRC) is the Academy's premier resource for expertise and academic scholarship in the field of robotics that enables interdisciplinary cooperation and concentrates Academy-wide research efforts in robotic systems. The center supports margin-of-excellence research activities focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous systems to educate and inspire leaders of character who are prepared to think critically, innovate, and apply robotic systems in the Army.


Meet our Faculty

The Robotics Research Center Faculty are committed to your success. Our blended mix of military and civilian faculty members have attended the top schools in world to include MIT, CMU, and Stanford. 


Deputy Director

Executive Officer

RRC ribbon cutting
RRC Research

See our Research

The RRC fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and coordinates robotics research efforts at the Academy while engaging with defense, industry, and academia to solve Army and National problems. The RRC has developed strategic partnerships with the Joint AI Center and the Army AI Task Force. Within Army Futures Command and other DoD agencies, the RRC currently conducts funded research from 10 different partners.

We incorporate machine learning into most of our work to include:

  • self-driving vehicles
  • aerial swarms
  • object classification
  • ethics of autonomous weapons
  • localization and mapping
  • human-robot teaming

Check out our current research projects.




Read our Publications

The RRC regularly publishes in Tier-1 IEEE RAS Conferences to include ICRA and IROS.

The center also performs peer reviews on publication submissions and journal editorial functions.

The RRC assists cadets and faculty with writing and publishing for conferences, poster sessions, and journal submissions.

See our collection of scholarly works.

RRC lab




Drone Racing


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Contact Us


UPS/FEDEX Mailing Address:

Robotics Research Center
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
601 Thayer Road
West Point, New York, 10996-1905

Email: eecsroboticsadmin@westpoint.edu
Phone: (845) 938-2200