Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring

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Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring

New Tool Helps Even Novices Identify Insects Inhabiting Streams, Lakes and Rivers   PITTSBURGH—A new online field guide to aquatic insects in the eastern United States, macroinvertebrates.org, promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality, enabling even novices to correctly identify freshwater insects inhabiting rivers, lakes and streams. Carnegie Mellon University, working with [...]

Congratulations to our four best paper finalists at the CVPR 2019 in Long Beach, CA.

“Neural RGB-> D Sensing: Depth and Uncertainty from a Video Camera,” by Chao Liu; Jinwei Gu; Kihwan Kim; Srinivasa G Narasimhan; Jan Kautz http://openaccess.thecvf.com/…/Liu_Neural_RGBrD_Sensing_Dep… “Shapes and Context; In-the-wild Image Synthesis & Manipulation, “Aayush Bansal; Yaser Sheikh; Deva Ramanan http://openaccess.thecvf.com/…/Bansal_Shapes_and_Context_In… “A Theory of Fermat Paths for Non-Line-of-Sight Shape Reconstruction,” by Shumian Xin; Sotiris Nousias; Kyros Kutulakos; [...]

CVPR 2019 Best Paper Award

Congratulations Shumian Xin, Ioannis Gkioulekas, Aswin Sankaranarayanan and Srinivasa Narasimhan and their U. Toronto colleagues for their CVPR Best Paper Award “A theory of Fermat Paths for Non-Line-of-Sight Shape Reconstruction” (out of ~5000 submitted papers). An amazing paper on non line of sight sensing. Read it: Here          

Researchers See Around Corners To Detect Object Shapes

Non-Line-of-Sight Technique Can Spot Washington’s Profile on a Quarter PITTSBURGH—Computer vision researchers have demonstrated they can use special light sources and sensors to see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling them to reconstruct the shapes of unseen objects. The researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toronto and University College London said this [...]

NASA Selects Carnegie Mellon To Develop Lunar Pit Exploration Technology

New Funding Will Advance Technology for Eventual Moon Mission PITTSBURGH—NASA has approved a $2 million research initiative for Carnegie Mellon University roboticists to develop technologies necessary for robots to explore pits on the moon — the lunar equivalent of sinkholes — which might provide access to shelter and resources that could sustain future lunar missions. [...]

Carnegie Mellon Robot, Art Project To Land on Moon in 2021

CMU Becomes Space-Faring University With Payloads Aboard Astrobotic Lander PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University is going to the moon, sending a robotic rover and an intricately designed arts package that will land in July 2021. The four-wheeled robot is being developed by a CMU team led by William “Red” Whittaker, professor in the Robotics Institute. Equipped with [...]

Admoni, Nourbakhsh Prime for Discussion on AI

By Michael Henninge As the house lights rise in the O'Reilly Theater, actress Jill Tanner begins her performance as the titular character in the show "Marjorie Prime." She's dressed casually, and speaking to a much younger man in a full suit — a holographic representation of her late husband. He's a youthful, AI version of [...]

Pitt and CMU To Create Autonomous Robotic Trauma Care System

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University each have been awarded four-year contracts totaling more than $7.2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an autonomous trauma care system that fits in a backpack and can treat and stabilize soldiers injured in remote locations. The goal of TRAuma Care [...]

Martial Hebert reappointed as Director of Robotics Institute

Martial Hebert, Director, Robotics Institute Tom M. Mitchell, Founders University Professor, Interim Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University announced today that Martial Hebert has agreed to serve an additional five year term as Director of the Robotics Institute.