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Robots Will Work Together To Map, Detect Objects in Mine-Disaster Scenario

Carnegie Mellon, Oregon State Robotics Team Prepares for Subterranean Challenge PITTSBURGH—A pair of wheeled robots and a pair of drones, assembled by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University, will work together to autonomously map and search an underground mine as competition begins this week in the $2 million DARPA Subterranean Challenge. The [...]

Air Lab Presents Work on Autonomous Aerial Cinematography at IROS and ICRA 2019

Recently published work, "Autonomous Aerial Cinematography In Unstructured Environments With Artistic Decision-Making", outlines a flying robotic system for filmmaking with creativity firmly in the driver's seat. From the paper: Aerial cinematography is revolutionizing industries that require live and dynamic camera viewpoints such as entertainment, sports, and security. However, safely piloting a drone while filming a [...]

“Visual Knitting Machine Programming” to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2019

Vidya Narayanan (CSD) and collaborator Kui Wu (University of Utah) will present the CMU Textiles Lab paper "Visual Knitting Machine Programming" at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. The paper will be part of the "Textiles and Fabrication" session on Tuesday July 30th from 2pm-3:30pm The paper demonstrates a new data structure, the augmented stitch mesh, and [...]

James McCann to run SIGGRAPH Frontiers workshop: “Textiles: Virtual to Actual”

James McCann is running a SIGGRAPH Frontiers workshop titled "Textiles: Virtual to Actual" at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. The workshop will be from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, July 28th [https://s2019.siggraph.org/conference/programs-events/organization-events/frontiers-workshops/textiles-virtual-to-actual/?sess=sess301]. It features talks from folks in the textiles industry about what problems graphics may help them solve, and talks from folks in graphics who [...]

Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI Form Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research with $15-Million Multiyear Grant

Agreement Affirms Pittsburgh’s Status as the ‘Capital of Autonomy’ with CMU at the Center of the Growing Industry PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI today announced a five-year, $15 million sponsored research partnership under which the self-driving technology company will fund research into advanced perception and next-generation decision-making algorithms for autonomous vehicles. Argo AI and [...]

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 [...]

Robotics Institute Team Presents Best Technical Paper at Web4All 2019 Conference

This week at the Web4All Conference in San Francisco, Dragan Ahmetovic and Saki Asakawa presented the following papers: “Impact of Expertise on Interaction Preferences for Navigation Assistance of Visually Impaired Individuals” Dragan Ahmetovic, João Guerreiro, Eshed Ohn-Bar, Kris Kitani, Chieko Asakawa “An Independent and Interactive Museum Experience for Blind People” Saki Asakawa, João Guerreiro, Daisuke [...]

Girls of Steel Preparing for FIRST Robotics Finals Competition

Team brings home two awards from Greater Pittsburgh Regional Girls of Steel 2019 The Girls of Steel, a robotics team sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center, won two awards at the FIRST Robotics Competition Greater Pittsburgh Regional, qualifying the team and its robot, Laika, for the finals in Detroit. The team [...]