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Martial Hebert
Director, Robotics Institute, RI
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Office: NSH 4113
Phone: (412) 268-5704
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Administrative Assistant: Lynnetta J. Miller
Affiliated Center(s):
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
 Center for the Foundations of Robotics (CFR)
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DOE Selects Robotics Institute For Environmental Remediation Training
March 16, 2016. The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management has selected Carnegie Mellon University to provide specialized training for graduate students in robotics to support environmental remediation of nuclear sites.
NREC Selected For Research Projects Totaling More Than $11 Million
March 08, 2016. Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years. The projects range from research on a wheel that can transform into a track to automated stress testing for critical software.
Computer System Will Be an Angel on Your Shoulder, Whispering Advice, Instruction
December 01, 2015. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are building a computer system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person’s shoulder and whisper instructions for tasks as varied as repairing industrial equipment, resuscitating a patient or assembling IKEA furniture.
IBM Research, Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform To Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings
October 15, 2015. Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University have announced the first open source platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.
Robotics Hub Will Leverage CMU’s Rich Talent Pool to Foster Pittsburgh Startups
August 11, 2015. A Pittsburgh venture capital fund, Coal Hill Ventures, is launching a new business accelerator, dubbed the Robotics Hub, to identify, build, and guide the most promising startups – regardless of origin - in the burgeoning field of advanced robotics. GE Ventures is its founding sponsor.
Time Video Highlights CMU’s Role in Pittsburgh’s Comeback
July 10, 2015. A newly released video from Time magazine, Pittsburgh: The Comeback, highlights the role of technology, and particularly the contributions of Carnegie Mellon University, in the revitalization of Pittsburgh. SCS Dean Andrew Moore and Robotics Institute Director Marital Hebert are among the community leaders interviewed on camera.
Robotics Institute Style: Alums’ App Provides Tool for Fashionistas
January 05, 2015. Robotics Institute alumnus Henry Kang used the subject of his Ph.D. research, image-based object recognition, to help create an iPhone app, StyleIt, that gives users advice on how to create stylish outfits.
Martial Hebert Named Director of Robotics Institute
November 06, 2014. Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University since 1984, will become director of the university’s Robotics Institute, effective as of Nov. 15, School of Computer Science Dean Andrew W. Moore announced.
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.