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What Drives Red Whittaker?

by Christine O’Toole, Pittsburgh Quarterly Higher Education 2018 Winter   In January, Carnegie Mellon University professor Red Whittaker set a goal that had nothing to do with robotics: to best a field of competitors in an indoor rowing race. The ergometer competition, a 2,000-meter battle on stationary machines, marked the first time the 69-​year-​old Whittaker [...]

Argo AI collaborates with CMU, Georgia Tech researchers on self-driving cars

  Aaron Aupperlee  Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 11:06 a.m.   Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based startup developing self-driving technology for Ford, will team up with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech to work on computer vision and machine learning technology. Deva Ramanan and Simon Lucey from CMU and James Hays from Georgia Tech will join the [...]

CMU Robotics center to focus on practical application

WASHINGTON — Seventeen years after LTV Steel closed its Hazelwood operation, its site is being prepared for new life as a catalyst for the region’s — and the nation’s — next big industrial revolution. A new nonprofit offshoot of Carnegie Mellon University is in negotiations with foundations that own the former industrial site known as [...]

Carnegie Mellon Makes Facial Image Analysis Software Available to Researchers

Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Sensing Laboratory will celebrate the new year by making available to fellow researchers its advanced software for tracking facial features and recognizing emotions, filling a gap that has slowed development for real-time facial image analysis applications. Automated facial analysis is at the heart of a host of potential applications, from monitoring [...]

CMU Wins 5th International RoboCup Championship

Carnegie Mellon University’s robot soccer team took home its fifth world championship without allowing a single goal at the 2015 RoboCup on July 22 in Heifi, China. The CMDragons won the final round of the Small Size League (SSL) 5-0 over MRL, a team from Qazvin Islamic Azad University in Iran. “An accomplishment of this [...]