News Archives - The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University

AI vs Human: The Creativity Experiment

Can AI match humans for artistic creativity? Rad Yeo explores the 'creep' of generative AI, from performing a ChatGPT written comedy routine to portrait painting robots. If it can, what does it mean for humanity? That is the question posed in the new documentary from ABC Australia featuring the work of Peter Schaldenbrand, Jim McCann [...]

CMU Sensor Objectively Measures Scratching Intensity

Akhil Padmanabha knows about itching. His chronic itching caused by severe eczema was so debilitating that he was hospitalized twice and had to be home-schooled during most of his high school years. Itch so impacted his life that, as an undergraduate, he contemplated becoming a psychologist so he could help chronically ill teens facing similar [...]

New Bachelor of Science in Robotics Program Launched!

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) has launched a new undergraduate degree to educate and train the next generation of roboticists needed for the growing field. The Bachelor of Science in Robotics will fuse the school's rigorous computer science curriculum with the university's world-renowned work in robots, computer vision and artificial intelligence through [...]

CMU Robot Puts on Shirts One Sleeve at a Time

Most people take getting dressed for granted. But data from the National Center for Health Statistics reveals that 92% of nursing facility residents and at-home care patients require assistance with dressing. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (RI) see a future where robots can help with this need and are working to make it [...]

Zakia Hammal Named Finalist for AI Researcher of the Year for the Women in AI Awards

Zakia Hammal, a systems scientist in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and an assistant research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Women in AI Awards North America 2023. Hammal is a finalist in the AI Researcher of the Year category. The Women in AI Awards [...]

Parenting a 3-Year-Old Robot

CMU, Meta AI Researchers Develop Robotic Learning Agent That Can Master Multiple Skills RoboAgent can complete 12 manipulation skills across differing scenes. This research points toward a robotic learning platform adaptable to changing environments. Humans are social creatures and learn from each other, even from a young age. Infants keenly observe their parents, siblings or [...]

Enabling Autonomous Exploration

CMU's Autonomous Exploration Research Team has developed a suite of robotic systems and planners enabling robots to explore more quickly, probe the darkest corners of unknown environments, and create more accurate and detailed maps — all without human help. A research group in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is creating the next generation [...]

SCS Researchers Build New Generation of 3D Sensors With Micrometer-Scale Resolution

Researchers at CMU and the Israel Institute of Technology’s Technion have created 3D sensors that capture micron-scale depth detail, like the raised height of Washington’s head on a U.S. quarter. Ever wonder what the raised height of Washington's head is on a U.S. quarter? Or the thickness of different inks on a chocolate bar wrapper? [...]

ICRA Outstanding Interaction Paper Award

Congratulations to members of Changliu Liu's Intelligent Control Lab Alvin Shek, Bo Ying Su and Rui Chen for winning the 2023 ICRA Outstanding Interaction Paper Award! The paper "Learning from Physical Human Feedback: An Object-Centric One-Shot Adaptation Method" received the 2023 ICRA Outstanding Interaction Paper award. For robots to be effectively deployed in novel environments [...]