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Smart Air Filter Links to Speck Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Airviz, the Robotics Institute spinoff that markets the Speck indoor air quality monitor, has announced that Speck is now compatible with the first-ever Bluetooth-enabled air filter for home furnaces and air conditioning systems. The Filtrete-brand Smart Air Filter, made by 3M, includes Bluetooth-enabled pressure sensor that, when paired with the Filtrete Smart App, notifies users [...]

Carnegie Mellon Will Help Develop Camera To See Through Skin

NSF Awards $10 Million to Interdisciplinary Researchers at Five Universities By Byron Spice Monday, February 26, 2018 Computational illumination and imaging approaches developed at CMU produce images of different body parts that show features up to two millimeters deep. Researchers expect new techniques will enable images of structures at least 10 times deeper. [...]

Robotics pioneer Red Whittaker wants to put a robot on the moon, and land Amazon in his backyard

BY TODD BISHOP on February 22, 2018 at 5:00 am GeekWire is putting its own HQ2 in Pittsburgh for the month of February 2018 — reporting on the people, technologies and ideas transforming the industrial city into an innovation powerhouse. Red Whittaker, founder and director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center, with Cave Crawler, a robot developed to [...]

Gupta Wins Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

By Byron Spice       Thursday, February 22, 2018   In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta stands near one of the computer clusters used in his research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The school is letting hundreds of computers run constantly to [...]

Choset Among Recipients of New Kavčić-Moura Professorships

By Abby Simmons         Tuesday, February 20, 2018    The Robotics Institute's Howie Choset is among four CMU faculty members who will receive new Kavčić-Moura professorships. Robotics Institute faculty member Howie Choset is among four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members appointed to new Kavčić-Moura Professorships — designed to provide sustained, long-term support [...]

Bill Peduto: ‘Pittsburgh Was Already a Decade Ahead’

An autonomous vehicle crosses one of Pittsburgh's iconic bridges. Gene J. Puskar/AP   Richard Florida  Feb 8, 2018 Pittsburgh’s mayor talks about the city becoming the capital of autonomous vehicles and the challenge of including everyone in its renewal. Pittsburgh Mayor William (Bill) Peduto, who just began his second term this year, has [...]

Distinguished Carnegie Mellon University Professor Illah R. Nourbakhsh Joins ROBO Global Advisory Board

  DALLAS--(Business Wire)--ROBO Global, creator of the first benchmark index tracking the global robotics and automation market, has increased the depth and expertise of its advisory board with the addition of Illah R. Nourbakhsh, Professor of Robotics at The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Nourbakhsh, who is Director of the Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment [...]

Hands Off – Your autonomous car questions answered

By Howard Leff  Source Weekly January 24 2018   Bend's Mel Siegel knows more about self-driving cars than perhaps anyone else in town. He's a Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh—and an authority on the subject. In honor of the transportation issue, Mel answered some questions about the future of ground transportation. [...]