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Carnegie Mellon Robotics Team Wins Initial DARPA Event

Team Explorer Performs Impressively at Subterranean Challenge’s Tunnel Circuit PITTSBURGH—Team Explorer from Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University deployed robots to autonomously map and search underground mines and outscored 10 competing teams at the initial scored event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. On four occasions during the eight-day event, each team deployed multiple robots [...]

Professor Srinivasa Narasimhan to serve as the Interim Director of the Robotics Institute

Professor Srinivasa Narasimhan has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the Robotics Institute. Srinivasa has established a world-class sensing group in the Robotics Institute and has led the development of numerous award winning imaging technologies with applications in every robotics field. He and his team are currently working on futuristic cameras for non-line-of-sight [...]

Hebert Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s Top-Ranked School of Computer Science

Acclaimed computer scientist and AI researcher has led Robotics Institute since 2014 PITTSBURGH—Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics, has been named dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s world-renowned School of Computer Science (SCS), effective August 15. Hebert, director of the School’s Robotics Institute since 2014, will lead a school with [...]

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 [...]