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Roboticists Go Off Road To Compile Data That Could Train Self-Driving ATVs

TartanDrive Dataset Likely Largest for Off-Road Environments Byron Spice   CMU researchers took an ATV on wild rides to gather data that could be used to train self-driving vehicles to drive off road in the future. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University took an all-terrain vehicle on wild rides through tall grass, loose gravel [...]

The Robotics Project, the Looking Back to Move Forward

As part of The Robotics Project, the Looking Back to Move Forward | A Re:collection of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon exhibition is open on the first floor of Hunt Library. Through more than 40 robots and artifacts, the exhibition explores past projects from a variety of research areas CMU is known for: field robotics, artificial [...]

Keenan Crane among SCS Faculty to Receive Endowed Professorships

Keenan Crane, Jodi Forlizzi, Jian Ma and Lining Yao have all recently earned endowed professorships in SCS. Four School of Computer Science professors recently received endowed faculty chairs in recognition of their work and to support further research. Keenan Crane received the inaugural Michael B. Donohue Career Development Chair. Crane's work focuses on [...]

Girls of Steel receive $10,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant

Girls of Steel, a FIRST Robotics Competition team at CMU, recently received a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant to create BuzzBand, a wearable fitness device designed for youth with autism who are facing sensory, physical and emotional challenges associated with exercise. Girls of Steel is one of only eight high school organizations nationwide to be selected [...]

New Robotics Institute Director Ready To Shape Future of Robotics

CMU Alum Matthew Johnson-Roberson To Head Institute in January   Much has changed since Matthew Johnson-Roberson last walked the halls of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. In the 15-plus years since Johnson-Roberson graduated, robots have proven they work. They can navigate city streets and sidewalks. They can fly autonomously to inspect bridges, buildings and tunnels. [...]

Team Explorer Competing in the DARPA Subterranean “SubT” Challenge Final Event

The DARPA Subterranean or “SubT” Challenge seeks novel approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments during time-sensitive combat operations or disaster response scenarios. Team Explorer will be updating their blog over the next few critical days of the final event. Coverage will also be streamed from the Darpa SubT TV Site . [...]

School of Computer Science Part of Two New NSF AI Institutes

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science will contribute fundamental and cutting-edge research to a government-led push to bring about life-changing advances through artificial intelligence. The U.S. National Science Foundation today announced a $220 million investment in 11 new Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. School of Computer Science (SCS) researchers will participate in two of the [...]

MoonRanger Passes Key NASA Review Ahead of Lunar Mission

MoonRanger, a suitcase-sized rover developed by CMU and its spinoff Astrobotic in collaboration with NASA's Ames Research Center, passed NASA's key decision point review and is in the final stages of preparation for a 2023 mission. Joint Project Between CMU, Astrobotic, NASA Ames Research Center Eyes 2023 Launch MoonRanger, an autonomous rover headed [...]

CMU AI, Robotics Team Up With Apple To Improve Device Recycling

CMU researchers are working with Apple to develop new ways to disassemble old technology, building on Apple's existing recycling innovations like recycling robots Daisy and Dave. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working with Apple to develop new ways to disassemble old technology. This work builds on Apple's existing recycling innovations, including its [...]

SCS Celebrates Simon, Alumni Research Professorships

Artur Dubrawski will receive the Alumni Research Professorship of Computer Science and Carleton Kingsford will receive the Herbert A. Simon Professorship of Computer Science in a virtual ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The usual ceremonies for these and other new professorships were delayed last year by the pandemic and have now been modified as virtual [...]