Kod*fest:  What Is Robotics? The Koditschek Festschrift

A celebration of Dan Koditschek and Kod*lab’s research and culture in the academic tradition of Festschrift.

Cowan, et al., Kod*fest: What is Robotics? The Koditschek Festschrift, Proceedings of a Festschrift held at the University of Pennsylvania, May 22, 2022.

Sunday, May 22, 2022


9:30AM Bagel platter and coffee

10:00 AM – 12:30PM Program

12:30PM – 2:00PM Lunch

2:00PM – 5:00PM Program [w/coffee break]

5:00-6:00PM Happy Hour

6:30PM Dinner (by invitation)


Glandt Forum

Singh Center for Nanotechnology

3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Kod*fest is generously supported in part by Electrical & Systems Engineering, a department of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Detailed Schedule

9:30AM Light breakfast and coffee

10:00-10:05 Introduction

10:05-10:20 Noah Cowan 

10:20-10:30 Louis Whitcomb 

10:30-10:50 Al Rizzi 

10:50-11:10 Clark Haynes

11:10-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-11:50 Sonia Roberts

11:50-11:55 Omur Arslan

11:55-12:00 Paul Reverdy

12:00-12:05 Feifei Qian

12:05-12:25 Tonia Hsieh

12:25-12:30 Gavin Kenneally

12:30PM – 2:00PM Lunch

2:00-2:20 Aaron Johnson

2:20-2:40 Shai Revzen

2:40-3:00 Dan Guralnik

3:00-3:05 Avik De 

3:05-3:10 Jeff Duperret

3:10-3:15 Ani Majumdar

3:15-3:20 Matthew Kvalheim

3:20-3:25 Wei-Hsi Chen

3:25 – 3:40 pm Coffee Break

3:40-4:00 Isil Bozma 

4:00-4:20 Yuliy Baryshnikov

4:20-4:25 Tony Bloch

4:25-4:30 Andrew Spence

4:30-4:50 Bob Full

4:45-5:00 George Pappas & Vijay Kumar

5:00-6:00PM Happy Hour