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|Robot Butler Preparing For Stage Debut This Spring|
March 05, 2014. HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, is no thespian. He's a mobile, two-armed robot that serves as a testbed for software and technologies that will someday enable robots to assist people in their homes. Nevertheless, HERB will appear this spring in "All in the Timing," a collection of plays by David Ives, and ETC student Katie Correll is part of a team preparing the robot for his stage debut.
|Dragan Receives Intel PhD Fellowship|
November 05, 2013. Anca Dragan, a Ph.D student in the Robotics Institute since 2009, is one of 15 U.S. students chosen for the 2013-2014 Intel PhD Fellowship Program. She is a member of the Personal Robotics Laboratory led by Sidd Srinivasa, associate professor of robotics.
|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.
|HERB Debuts in Oreo “Cookie vs. Creme” Video|
March 08, 2013. The Robotics Institute’s Home Exploring Robot Butler, better known as HERB, is featured in a YouTube video that is part of Oreo’s ongoing “Cookie vs. Creme” campaign. The video, shot Feb. 12 in the Personal Robotics Lab in Newell-Simon Hall, debuted March 8.
|HERB Welcomes President-elect Suresh|
February 22, 2013. HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, was among the first campus celebrities to shake hands with CMU President-elect Subra Suresh and his family at a Feb. 21 welcome reception in Rangos Hall. The Robotics Institute’s Personal Robotics Lab uses the two-armed HERB as a testbed for algorithms, software and other technology that will enable robots to perform challenging manipulation tasks in places where people live and work.
|Robotics Institute Featured in National Geographic's August Issue|
August 11, 2011. National Geographic magazine's August 2011 issue considers how robots and humans will increasingly interact in the not-so-distant future. The article by Chris Carroll discusses Robotics Institute projects, including the Home Exploring Robotic Butler (HERB) and Snackbot, and the Entertainment Technology Center's efforts to make a Japanese android more human-like.
|The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.|
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