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 the world including MIT, Stanford, and CMU.


Deputy Director

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 multiple DoD agencies to conduct funded research and development.

We incorporate Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) into most of our work:

  • distributed perception
  • localization and mapping
  • radiological, nuclear, chemical, biological sensing
  • self-driving vehicles
  • aerial swarms
  • threat recognition
  • ethics of autonomous weapons

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




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Contact Us


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

Email: eecsroboticsadmin@westpoint.edu
Phone: (845) 938-9658


West Point’s Academic Research Directorate (ARD) assists with research requests. You can learn more at the ARD site or by emailing the Associate Dean of Research.