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

Henny Admoni, an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute, is part of a female-led team leveraging expertise in organizational science, cognitive science and AI to explore how AI can help humans work together better Stacy W. Kish Wednesday, October 9, 2019   Anita Woolley, Cleotilde Gonzalez and Henny Admoni are leveraging their collective expertise [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NASA has chosen CMU and Astrobotic to build a rover, under the direction of Professor Red Whittaker, that will land on the moon as early as 2021. This is the third moon research project for Whittaker that has been announced since early June

NASA Selects Carnegie Mellon, Astrobotic To Build Lunar Robot CMU's Red Whittaker Adds a Third Moon Project to His To-Do List Byron Spice Tuesday, July 2, 2019   NASA has chosen Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic to build a rover that will land on the moon as early as 2021. The rover, called MoonRanger, will [...]

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 [...]