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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 [...]

Air Lab Presents Work on Autonomous Aerial Cinematography at IROS and ICRA 2019

Recently published work, "Autonomous Aerial Cinematography In Unstructured Environments With Artistic Decision-Making", outlines a flying robotic system for filmmaking with creativity firmly in the driver's seat. From the paper: Aerial cinematography is revolutionizing industries that require live and dynamic camera viewpoints such as entertainment, sports, and security. However, safely piloting a drone while filming a [...]

James McCann to run SIGGRAPH Frontiers workshop: “Textiles: Virtual to Actual”

James McCann is running a SIGGRAPH Frontiers workshop titled "Textiles: Virtual to Actual" at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. The workshop will be from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, July 28th [https://s2019.siggraph.org/conference/programs-events/organization-events/frontiers-workshops/textiles-virtual-to-actual/?sess=sess301]. It features talks from folks in the textiles industry about what problems graphics may help them solve, and talks from folks in graphics who [...]

Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI Form Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research with $15-Million Multiyear Grant

Agreement Affirms Pittsburgh’s Status as the ‘Capital of Autonomy’ with CMU at the Center of the Growing Industry PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI today announced a five-year, $15 million sponsored research partnership under which the self-driving technology company will fund research into advanced perception and next-generation decision-making algorithms for autonomous vehicles. Argo AI and [...]

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 [...]