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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. [...]

Technology Has Come A Long Way, But What Does The Future Hold?

November 8, 2017 7:18 PM By David Highfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZHnrC_hojU   PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Cell phones and computers have dramatically changed our lives. Today’s reality would have seemed like science fiction when many of us were growing up, so what’s next? You may get a good glimpse by visiting Chris Harrison at Carnegie Mellon’s [...]

Boeing stakes spinoff from CMU’s Robotics Institute

By Patty Tascarella – Senior Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Boeing Co.’s new venture capital arm has invested in Pittsburgh-based Near Earth Autonomy, plus partnering to explore technologies for defense and commercial applications. Near Earth, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, develops software and senor technology enabling aircraft to inspect, map and survey terrain [...]

Rhinehart and Kitani receive Marr Prize Honorable Mention award

RI PhD student, Nick Rhinehart, and RI faculty, assistant research professor Kris Kitani, received the Marr Prize Honorable Mention award at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017, for their work on "First Person Activity Forecasting with Online Inverse Reinforcement Learning" Project link

Continuing Role For Robotics At Former Steel Mill

Hazelwood Green Will Be Home For Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute A view of downtown Pittsburgh is visible through the beams of the Hazelwood Green site. The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute will be one of the anchor tenants of Hazelwood Green, the former Jones & Laughlin Steel site in Hazelwood that is being redeveloped [...]

Boeing Invests in Drone Startup in Push for Automated Technology

By Dana Hull - Bloomberg Technology October 19, 2017 Near Earth spun out of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute Aerospace companies increasing support for new technologies   Boeing Co. is investing in Pittsburgh-based Near Earth Autonomy, a self-guided drone startup, marking its first financial backing for a company specializing in autonomous technology since establishing the HorizonX venture [...]