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Martial Hebert reappointed as Director of Robotics Institute

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.

Carnegie Mellon Educational Software Slated for Pilot Project in Zambia

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 [...]

RI in the News: Universities driving robotics research and development

Researchers at multiple universities are developing and researchering potential uses for robots in industries such as inspection, medical, and automotive. By Tanya M. Anandan Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and Robotics Online April 26, 2019 Courtesy: Carnegie Mellon University/RIA Several universities are driving robotics research and continue to attract and recruit renowned faculty to their robotics [...]

Smell Something, Say Something: Carnegie Mellon and Seventh Generation Partner to Take Action Against Air Pollution with “Smell MyCity” App

Smell MyCity app leverages data and technology to empower citizens to track air pollution in their communities and become advocates for better air quality BURLINGTON, VT / LOUISVILLE, KY – March 28, 2019 – Seventh Generation, a leading household and personal care products company and pioneer in the environmentally conscious products space, today announced a [...]

Choset To Receive Engelberger Robotics Award

Honor Recognizes Excellence in Robotics, Service to Humankind Byron Spice Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Howie Choset, the Kavčić-Moura Professor of Computer Science, will receive the 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award for Education. Howie Choset, the Kavčić-Moura Professor of Computer Science, will receive the prestigious 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award for Education. The award recognizes his [...]

CMU’s Zoe Rover Shows Robots Can Find Subterranean Organisms

Mission in Chile's Atacama Desert Will Aid Search for Life on Mars Byron Spice Thursday, February 28, 2019 An autonomous rover designed and built by the Robotics Institute drilled into the soil of the Atacama Desert in 2013 and discovered unusual, highly specialized microbes. An autonomous rover named Zoë, designed and built by [...]

Nourbakhsh Elected as Hastings Fellow

By: Byron Spice Illah Nourbakhsh, the K&L Gates Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies, is one of 18 newly elected Hastings Center Fellows. llah Nourbakhsh, the K&L Gates Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies, is one of 18 newly elected Hastings Center Fellows, The Hastings Center announced today. The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan, [...]

Matt Mason featured on Peggy Smedley Show

How can technology help in the supply chain? Peggy and Matt Mason, chief scientist, Berkshire Grey, and professor, Carnegie Mellon University, dive into the topic of robotic manipulation. He says there are a lot of problems and great applications for robotic manipulation and details how robotic manipulation works in conjunction with the sensory input. He [...]

RoadBotics’ AI Could Change the Way Cities Maintain Roads

By automating assessments of road conditions, RoadBotics could help cities save time and money By Prachi Patel, IEEE Spectrum Image: RoadBoticsRoadbotics’ software gives each road segment an aggregate score from Level 1 to Level 5 based on the quantity, extent, and severity of problems it spots. ’Tis the season for potholes. When temperatures drop, the [...]

NREC Building What Will Be Its Largest Robot

Automated system will fashion concrete mats to protect Mississippi River levees Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center has built a mat-sinking robot at their Lawrenceville facility, as seen here on December 7, 2018. PITTSBURGH—A yellow, steel structure built this fall in front of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) will [...]