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EarthTime Focuses on the COVID-19 Threat

What Can Cities, Businesses and Civic Groups Do About Pandemics? Political scientist and urban specialist Robert Muggah has worked with the Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab to use the lab’s EarthTime platform to examine the threat of pandemics such as COVID-19 and ponder how governments and other groups can respond. The presentation displays time-lapse images of [...]

Asakawa Wins Helen Keller Achievement Award

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced that Chieko Asakawa, an IBM Fellow and the IBM Distinguished Service Professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, is one of three recipients this year of its prestigious Helen Keller Achievement Awards. The AFB recognizes Asakawa for her life’s work in furthering accessibility research and development, from [...]

New Software Agents Will Infer What Users Are Thinking

Robotics Institute Research Professor Katia Sycara DARPA Project Aims To Use Machine Social Intelligence to Improve Teamwork PITTSBURGH—Personal assistants today can figure out what you are saying, but what if they could infer what you were thinking based on your actions? A team of academic and industrial researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University [...]

Shaping the Future of Human-Robot Interaction at Davos

In the Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a robot mounted to a table must choose between three candy dishes. The robot — a sleek, multi-jointed black arm — has a camera mounted to its two-fingered gripper. The machine analyzes the eye gaze of a graduate student seated across the table [...]

Return to World Economic Forum

Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian led a university delegation to this year's World Economic Forum, an annual gathering that brings political, industrial, artistic and educational leaders together to discuss ideas and policy while shaping global agendas. The forum ran from January 21-24. This year's theme, "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World," recognized that no institution [...]

Mapping a Path to More Equitable Housing

For the sixth consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon University's EarthTime platform will help leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, visualize data on global challenges such as climate change, poverty and mental health. It's a unique map-based tool that's proven popular at the annual meeting, helping experts from institutions worldwide present data in [...]

For years, Research Professor Artur Dubrawski has collaborated with Michael Pinsky, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, to unravel medical mysteries

Artur Dubrawski Artur Dubrawski is not a critical care physician, but his best friend is. Dubrawski, a research professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, loves talking about disease symptoms with Michael Pinsky, a professor of critical care medicine, cardiovascular disease, bioengineering and more at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. They also [...]

Female-Led Team Uses AI to Help Machines Play Nice With Humans

Anita Woolley, Cleotilde Gonzalez and Henny Admoni are leveraging their collective expertise to explore how AI can help humans collaborate better. Three Carnegie Mellon University researchers are leveraging their expertise in organizational science, cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI) to explore how AI can help humans work together better. The collaboration includes lead [...]

Post-doc Joe Bartels has been named a 2019 Swartz Center Innovation Fellow

Robotics Institute Post-Doc Named Innovation Fellow Susie Cribbs Monday, September 9, 2019 Joe Bartels, a postdoctoral researcher in the Robotics Institute, was named one of three Innovation Fellows by Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Founded in 2015, the Swartz Center works with the CMU community to accelerate the process of bringing research innovations [...]