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Robotics at USC

For more information about all the exciting robotics activities at USC, please visit the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC) website.


This is a great time to learn about robotics and make the world a better place with human-centered technology. I welcome serious student interest ("I have gone carefully over your research web site, read some of the papers, including ..., and would love to apply the following skills I have ... along with my passion for ..., for ... hours per week. I am serious about this."), not the dabbling type ("I hear robotics is hot and your lab seems a cool place to see some stuff, browse, and move on to the next thing that seems interesting...").

All students interested in getting involved in the Interaction Lab should first visit the Interaction Lab website and familiarize themselves with the ongoing research. Then please follow the directions found on the Interaction Lab contact web pages .

Lab Tours

For more information about ours of the Interaction Lab, please visit the Interaction Lab outreach web page.


All students (K-12 and university, USC and outside) interested in volunteering, please see the Students section above. Non-student adults with relevant career expertise (in research, K-12 outreach, technology transfer, and/or equity and diversity) who would like to volunteer, email Prof. Mataric with details of your expertise, interests, and availability. .


Would you like to see our robots in elder care facilities, rehab centers, hospitals, schools, and homes? So would we! If you have ways of making that happen faster, email Prof. Mataric with details of your expertise, interests, and availability. .

Research Budget & Administrative Contact

Jessica Burdick
burd637 (at) usc (dot) edu
(213) 821-4083

University of Southern California
Jessica Burdick c/o Maja Mataric
Computer Science Department
941 Bloom Walk, SAL 104
Los Angeles CA 90089

if urgent, please reach me via the relevant contact above

mataric (at) usc.edu   please expect delays, there is too much email in the world