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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 [...]

Advancing Robotics to Boost U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

A new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), co-authored by Robotics Professor Howie Choset, argues that a thriving domestic robotics industry will help to enhance America’s competitivenessin the global economy, especially now that tensions are rising over global trade. The report, available online, suggests that robotics would have the greatest impact in five sectors [...]

Grant Helps Carnegie Mellon, University at Buffalo Improve Transit Access

Renewed federal grant supports research on transportation for people with disabilities A 10-year partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo (UB), to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities, has been extended for another five years. The two universities’ joint Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Accessible Public Transportationhas [...]

George Kantor Speaks at SXSW : AI Will Help Feed A Growing Planet

AI Will Help Feed A Growing Planet By the year 2040, there will be more people on the planet than food to feed them. Researchers want to change that: a sustainable solution to the emerging world food crisis is sprouting in an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. Much more than [...]

Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Winners

Minh Vo and Aayush Bansal were among the winners of 2017 Qualcomm fellowships. Congratulations! The QInF program is focused on recognizing, rewarding, and mentoring innovative PhD students across a broad range of technical research areas, based on Qualcomm’s core values of innovation, execution and teamwork. QInF enables graduate students to be mentored by our engineers [...]

Chieko Asakawa elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an [...]

BigData is getting bigger & better in the food industry

From IFT.org: Artur Dubrawski, director of the Auton Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, said that the lab researches new approaches to statistical data mining, specifically the underlying computer science, mathematics, statistics, and artificial intelligence of detection and exploitation of patterns in data. Government agencies routinely collect different kinds of data reflecting various issues regarding food safety, [...]

Gleason receives NSF GFRP fellowship

Cole Gleason, a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Kris Kitani (RI) and Jeff Bigham (HCII), received a NSF GFRP fellowship. Cole's research focuses on developing navigation technology for people with visual impairments by combining computer vision and crowdsourcing. Full story here