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Chris Atkeson
Professor, RI/HCII
Office: NSH A527
Fax: 412-268-6436
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Administrative Assistant: Lynnetta J. Miller
Affiliated Center(s):
 Quality of Life Technology Center (QoLT)
 Center for the Foundations of Robotics (CFR)
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Robotics Institute's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney’s Latest Character
October 29, 2014. The pivotal character in Disney's new animated feature, "Big Hero 6," is a balloon-like robot called Baymax that was inspired by an inflatable robotic arm developed at the Robotics Institute. Soft robotics is a growing field of research at Carnegie Mellon University and beyond.
CMU Roboticists Join Team WRECS for DARPA Robotics Challenge
December 17, 2013. The Tartan Rescue Team and its CHIMP robot will be Carnegie Mellon University’s most visible presence at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in Homestead, Fla., Dec. 20-21, but CMU also will play an important role on a second participant, Team WRECS, based at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Chris Atkeson, professor of robotics, and 10 current or recent CMU grad students and postdocs, are part of WPI’s Robotics Engineering C Squad (WRECS).
RI's Whitman Competes on Discovery's “Big Brain Theory”
April 25, 2013. Eric Whitman, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute, was one of 10 people who compete in the new Discovery Channel series, "Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius" hosted by Kal Penn. The show, which seeks to identify talented young innovators, will premiere at 10 p.m. May 1.
Two CMU Teams to Compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge
October 24, 2012. Roboticists at Carnegie Mellon University will field two teams in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, a competition in which robots will perform complex, physically challenging tasks as they respond to disaster scenarios in human-engineered environments, such as nuclear power plants.