Alex Krause, Author at The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University
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School of Computer Science Part of Two New NSF AI Institutes

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science will contribute fundamental and cutting-edge research to a government-led push to bring about life-changing advances through artificial intelligence. The U.S. National Science Foundation today announced a $220 million investment in 11 new Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. School of Computer Science (SCS) researchers will participate in two of the [...]

Robotics Institute Ph.D. Students Selected for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Qualcomm has accepted Gengshan Yang and N Dinesh Reddy into its current class of Innovation Fellows for the pair's work on creating computer-generated 3D models of traffic, people, animals and their interactions in cities. They join 15 other projects selected from the hundreds that applied, and will receive $100,000 in funding and mentoring from top Qualcomm engineers. [...]

MoonRanger Passes Key NASA Review Ahead of Lunar Mission

MoonRanger, a suitcase-sized rover developed by CMU and its spinoff Astrobotic in collaboration with NASA's Ames Research Center, passed NASA's key decision point review and is in the final stages of preparation for a 2023 mission. Joint Project Between CMU, Astrobotic, NASA Ames Research Center Eyes 2023 Launch MoonRanger, an autonomous rover headed [...]

CMU AI, Robotics Team Up With Apple To Improve Device Recycling

CMU researchers are working with Apple to develop new ways to disassemble old technology, building on Apple's existing recycling innovations like recycling robots Daisy and Dave. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working with Apple to develop new ways to disassemble old technology. This work builds on Apple's existing recycling innovations, including its [...]

CMU Leaves Marks on Mars

Wheels tested at CMU are driven on red planet By Jason Maderer Email Wearing 3D glasses and sitting at the flight operations console in Pasadena, California, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Vandi Verma (pictured at right) studies the contours and rocks that litter a barren landscape no human has ever visited. With a series of keystrokes and careful [...]

Carnegie Mellon Method Enables Telescoping Devices That Bend and Twist

Robots That Readily Expand or Shrink Would Be Possible Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found a way to design telescoping structures that can bend and twist, enabling robots of various shapes to collapse themselves for transport or entering tiny spaces, and making possible robotic arms and claws that can reach over or around large obstacles. [...]

Graphics and Robotics Pioneer Receives Highest Honor in Computer Graphics

Professor Jessica Hodgins has earned the 2017 Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) has named Jessica Hodgins, [...]

A Computer That Reads Body Language

Real-Time Detector Sees Hand Poses and Tracks Multiple People PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help [...]

Robot Design for Dummies

CMU's Interactive Tool Helps Novices and Experts Make Custom Robots PITTSBURGH – A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a library of components [...]