Welcome to RoboGrads!  We are a graduate student organization that serves to represent the interests of graduate students who are involved in research labs in the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM).  We also organize a variety of academic, social, and outreach events, shown on the calendar below along with robotics-related talks, proposals, and defenses.

WARNING: Some of the information here may be outdated. We are currently working on a migration to a new website, which should appear here soon. In the meantime, please visit https://sites.gatech.edu/robograds for latest information.


Check out our Robotics Art Competion rules here to help design our new logo!

Are you an MS / PhD Student or a Post-Doc working on robotics or robotics-related research at Georgia Tech?  You can join RoboGrads using the following registration link to stay up-to-date on RoboGrads events:

Join RoboGrads! 

Online Resources

We maintain community resources on the RoboGrads Wiki.  This includes information about labs at Georgia Tech conducting robotics research.  New or prospective student?  Browse the labs to learn more about who's doing what robotics research at Georgia Tech!  Current student?  Update information about your lab!

Robotics spans many home departments.  We maintain a list of home department differences to clarify the requirements and options for students pursuing a robotics PhD in each home department.

Learn more about robotics at Georgia Tech at the IRIM website or the Robotics PhD website.

Browse publications and talks from IRIM at SMARTech.

Interested in applying to the robotics PhD program at Georgia Tech?  Start the application process here.

Not a current or prospective student?  Check out Outreach events that RoboGrads provides.

Interested in touring some of our cutting-edge research robotics labs?  Would you like graduate students to host a robotics demo at your event? Sign up HERE to get in contact with us!

About RoboGrads

RoboGrads is run by a student-elected executive board.  To find out more about the roles of the executive board, the current board members, and contact information, see the Executive Board page.

The purpose of RoboGrads is to:

Some of our activites and events include:

  1. Represent the interests of the students participating in the Robotics PhD program (Robotics students)
  2. Provide a forum for Robotics students to discuss the progress and development of the program
  3. Promote the recruitment of new students and facilitate a smooth transition into the program
  4. Sponsor social events to engage Robotics students in a non-academic setting
  5. Disseminate accurate and up-to-date student-specific information about the program
  6. Liaise with other Robotics organizations to provide a relevant network for Robotics students
  7. Give opportunities for service in the community using principles learned in the program
  • Fall Orientation
  • Faculty/Student Mixers
  • Qualifying exams FAQ
  • Student Research Presentations
  • Monthly Student Socials
  • Soccer/Intramural sports
  • Halloween party @ Tech Rech
  • RoboWomen Events
  • Outdoor Social Events
  • Robotics Cultural Enrichment
  • Faculty-Student Speed Advising Session

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