Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
|Carnegie Mellon Joins Launch of Alliance To Mentor African-American Computer Scientists
May 21, 2013. Carnegie Mellon University has joined Clemson University and five other university partners to launch the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Science (iAAMCS), a U.S. resource for increasing African-American participation in computing. It includes a robotics competition that will be run by David Touretzky, research professor of computer science.
|More Than a Good Eye: HERB Uses Arms and More To Discover Objects
May 06, 2013. A robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it — an object’s location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted — a robot can continually discover and refine its understanding of objects, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute.
|“Girl of Steel” Wins Dean’s List Honor at FIRST Championship
May 03, 2013. Naoka Gunawardena, a junior at The Ellis School and a member of the Girls of Steel, a robotics team sponsored by the Field Robotics Center, was one of 10 national winners of Dean’s List honors at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Championship April 27 in St. Louis.
|CREATE Lab and Partners Display Projects at Assemble Gallery
May 02, 2013. Robots that interpret poetry, the electronic innards of toys and low-cost sensors that count the pollution particles in the air are among the artifacts that will be on display when the Robotics Institute's CREATE Lab takes over the Assemble gallery May 3-31.
|Nourbakhsh's Book Suggests Humans Brace Themselves for Robo-Innovation
March 25, 2013. Robots already vacuum our floors, help dispose of bombs and are exploring Mars. But in his new book, “Robot Futures,” Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, argues that robots are not just wondrous machines, but a new species that bridges the material and digital worlds. The ramifications for society are both good and bad, he says, and people need to start thinking about that.
|Human-Scale CHIMP Robot Has Four Limbs, But Moves Like a Tank
March 12, 2013. A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center is building a new class of robot to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Robotics Challenge — a human-size robot that moves, not by walking, but on rubberized tracks on the extremities of each of its four limbs. Though the appearance of the CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform, or CHIMP, is vaguely simian, its normal mode of locomotion will be much like that of a tank, with the tracks of all four limbs on the ground.
|BallCam Gives Spectators Ball's-Eye View of Football Field
February 27, 2013. Football fans have become accustomed to viewing televised games from a dozen or more camera angles, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) in Tokyo suggest another possible camera position: inside the ball itself. They have shown that a camera embedded in the side of a rubber-sheathed plastic foam football can record video while the ball is in flight that could give spectators a unique, ball’s-eye view of the playing field.
|Kanade: Computer Vision to Drive Sports, Entertainment, Medicine
February 25, 2013. Takeo Kanade, one of the world’s foremost researchers in computer vision, spoke to students, faculty and the community as part of the A. Nico Habermann Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
|CMU To Develop Robots for Anglo American PLC
January 09, 2013. Carnegie Mellon University has signed a five-year master agreement with one of the world’s largest mining companies, London-based Anglo American PLC, to develop robotic technologies for mining.