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  • Carnegie Mellon researchers demo robotic hand costing less than $2,000

    Carnegie Mellon researchers demo robotic hand costing less than $2,000

    With prices ranging from $16,000 to $150,000, the cost of robotic hands has stunted progress in manipulation research. Even as machine learning and artificial intelligence enable robots to acquire more skills and accomplish more tasks, the lack of suitable, reliable and affordable hardware has limited the transfer of these gains out of simulation and into…

  • Carnegie Mellon builds killer robot to save economy

    Carnegie Mellon builds killer robot to save economy

    A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute has developed an autonomous robot to find and kill dangerously spotted lanternflies before they’re even born. Spotted lanternflies are invasive insects known to destroy economically important crops. (See video below.) TartanPest uses an all-electric tractor, a robotic arm and computer vision to traverse fields and forests while…

  • Facebook files patent for robotic eyeball

    Facebook files patent for robotic eyeball

    Social media giant Facebook has filed a patent for a robotic eyeball, according to a report on Gizmodo.com. The “mechanical eyeball” is said to feature human-like abilities and can be integrated to humanoid or other types of robots. Why Facebook, which recently rebranded itself as Meta, is developing a robot eyeball is subject to considerable…

  • Carnegie Mellon awarded $150 million to develop robotics research facility

    Carnegie Mellon awarded $150 million to develop robotics research facility

    The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $150 million to support science and robotics research through the building of a new facility.  Farnam Jahanian, CMU president, says: “Pittsburgh’s future – and the future of US innovation and global competitiveness – are inextricably linked to scientific and technological advances, and how well organizations,…

  • Omron developing robotic suitcase with AI to assist visually impaired people

    Omron developing robotic suitcase with AI to assist visually impaired people

    Omron has joined a consortium which is developing a robotic suitcase with artificial intelligence to assist visually impaired people. As well as Omron, the consortium includes companies such as IBM Japan, Mitsubishi Motors, and Shimizu Corporation. The AI suitcase is described as an integrated solution that will help the visually impaired to get around town…

  • Honeywell unveils automated robotic unloader for distribution centres

    Honeywell unveils automated robotic unloader for distribution centres

    Honeywell has announced a new automated robotic solution for unloading packages from truck trailers and shipping containers at distribution centres. The robotic unloader uses artificial intelligence to operate fully autonomously inside of a trailer, which significantly reduces the manual effort required to operate receiving docks for retail merchandise and parcel distribution centres. It drives into…

  • Carnegie Mellon names one of its rooms after Leybold

    Carnegie Mellon names one of its rooms after Leybold

    University marks inauguration of a Leybold Conference and Reception Room at Carnegie Mellon University Nanofabrication Facility Being at the forefront of university research is very important for innovating next generation vacuum technology products. As a local partner with Pittsburgh based Carnegie Mellon University, Leybold has been not only a supplier, but also a generous and…

  • Denso teams up with Carnegie Mellon to develop artificial intelligence knowledge

    Denso teams up with Carnegie Mellon to develop artificial intelligence knowledge

    Industrial robot-making giant Denso to advance artificial intelligence knowledge, signs technical advisory contract with Carnegie Mellon University In an effort to deepen and advance its knowledge in artificial intelligence, Denso has entered into a technical advisory contract with one of the world’s foremost researchers in computer vision, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Dr Takeo Kanade. Through this contract,…

  • Carnegie Mellon says autonomous car tech could bring social and economic benefits

    Carnegie Mellon says autonomous car tech could bring social and economic benefits

    Partially automated cars provide enough benefits to warrant widespread adoption of current safety technologies, say boffins  Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars.  The researchers examined forward collision warning, lane departure warning and…

  • DoE awards Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute $3m to train students in nuclear clean-up operations

    DoE awards Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute $3m to train students in nuclear clean-up operations

    The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has selected Carnegie Mellon University to provide specialized training for graduate students in robotics to support environmental remediation of nuclear sites. Deputy DoE Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall announced the selection during an appearance at Carnegie Mellon recently. The five-year agreement for the Robotics Traineeship program is valued…