NREC Building What Will Be Its Largest Robot

Automated system will fashion concrete mats to protect Mississippi River levees Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center has built a mat-sinking robot at their Lawrenceville facility, as seen here on December 7, 2018. PITTSBURGH—A yellow, steel structure built this fall in front [...]

January 9th, 2019|

Asakawa Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame

Her Home Page Reader gives internet access to blind and visually impaired computer users   Chieko Asakawa, the IBM Distinguished Service Professor in the Robotics Institute and an IBM Fellow at IBM Research, is among 19 innovators who will be inducted this year into the [...]

January 8th, 2019|

How the humble robotic arm took over the world

By Ben Craw Today there are about 2 million industrial robots being used around the world, and that number is growing exponentially. Robots are doing everything from welding cars and making Adidas sneakers to farming lettuce and exploring Mars. Global sales have doubled over the [...]

December 26th, 2018|

What K-12 Students Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

Tom Vander Ark Contributor Forbes Education I write about the future of learning, work and human development. Dec 12, 2018, 05:00am Amon Millner, Olin CollegeTom Vander Ark Machines that learn are reshaping lives and livelihoods. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most important change force [...]

December 12th, 2018|

RoadBotics piloting new AI tool in Detroit

By Patty Tascarella  – Senior Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Dec 10, 2018, 8:15am EST Detroit will use a Pittsburgh startup's technology to drive better roads. Detroit will use a Pittsburgh-based startup’s artificial intelligence pavement inspection technology to assess the city’s 2,600 centerline mile road [...]

December 10th, 2018|