News 2017-04-08T08:16:46+00:00


Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

PITTSBURGH — In 2015, Monocle magazine, a favorite read of the global hipsterati, published an enthusiastic report on Lawrenceville, the former blue-collar neighborhood here filled with cafes, hyped restaurants and brick rowhouses being renovated by flippers. Last year, in a much-publicized development, Uber began testing [...]

July 25th, 2017|

A Computer That Reads Body Language

Real-Time Detector Sees Hand Poses and Tracks Multiple People PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose of each [...]

July 6th, 2017|

Robot Design for Dummies

CMU's Interactive Tool Helps Novices and Experts Make Custom Robots PITTSBURGH – A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Robotics Institute Summer Scholars tackle Robot Build Challenge

Each summer, dozens of talented undergraduates from around the world come to Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute for its Summer Scholars program, an intensive 11-week program introducing them to state-of-the-art robotics research. Many of these students, however, have never built a robot as an undergrad. [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Smell Something, Say Something

Smell PGH App Helps Pittsburghers Report Foul Odors PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab are rolling out new features in Smell PGH, a smartphone app that helps Pittsburgh area residents collectively report foul odors and alert each other to suspicious smells that waft through [...]

June 22nd, 2017|