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David Wettergreen
Research Professor, RI
Office: NSH 2113
Phone: (412) 268-5421
Fax: 412-268-5895
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Administrative Assistant: Sanae Urano Minick
Affiliated Center(s):
 Space Robotics Initiative (SRI)
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
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Past Projects [Current Projects]
We are developing the Ambler, a six-legged walking robot that addresses the challenges of exploring rugged terrains, acquiring samples, and avoiding dangerous situations.
Anthropocentric Robotics
The goal of this project is to improve human-robot interaction by using anthropological resesarch methods to study how people think about robots.
Atacama Desert Trek
Robotic traversal of the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile
Dante I
Dante II
Planetary Exploration
DEPTHX: Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer (DEPTHX)
The DEPTHX: Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer project is developing an autonomy for underwater explorers to enable them to map their environment and plan and execute science investigations. The DEPTHX vehicle will explore the flooded caverns of the Zacaton Cenote in Mexico in 2006.
This project is investigating the use of a solar powered, autonomous airship for extended duration environmental sampling missions.
Inflatable Rover Technologies
We are developing inflatable rovers for exploration of extreme terrains.
LORAX: Life on Ice, Robotic Antarctic Explorer (LORAX)
The LORAX: Life on Ice, Robotic Antarctic Explorer project is preparing technology for a robotic investigation of microorganisms surviving within the near-surface ice of the Antarctic plateau.
Skyworker is an assembly, inspection, and maintenance robot that will softly and autonomously transport and manipulate payloads of kilograms to tons over kilometer distances.
Sun Synchronous Navigation (Hyperion)
We are developing the algorithms, technologies, and experiments that will fulfill the vision of sun-synchronous circumnavigation.
TRESTLE: Autonomous Assembly by Teams of Coordinated Robots
The TRESTLE project is developing the architectural framework necessary to coordinate robots performing complex assembly projects.