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 [...]
PRECOG: PREdiction Conditioned On Goals in Visual Multi-Agent Settings N. Rhinehart, R. McAllister, K. M. Kitani, S. Levine Best Paper, ICML 2019 Workshop on AI for Autonomous Driving arXiv 2019 Workshop home page.
“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; [...]
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
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Finalist in Global Learning XPRIZE Lets Kids Teach Themselves Reading, Writing, Math PITTSBURGH—RoboTutor LLC, a team based at Carnegie Mellon University that was a finalist in the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, has announced that its educational apps will be used to teach 10,000 children basic reading, writing and mathematical skills in the [...]