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Lycos is one of the original (est. 1995) and most widely-known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for video viewing and sharing, social networking, blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search.

Acquired by Sonic Foundry

In 1997, Carnegie Mellon formed a spinoff company, Mediasite Inc., that commercially developed and productized core Informedia technology. MediaSite became recognized as a global pioneer in the development of automated rich-media publishing, management and access applications. Its advanced media access technologies, coupled with a suite of publishing tools, operates in multiple languages across multiple digital delivery platforms to significantly enhance a host of media production, business, educational and consumer applications.
Medrespond MedRespond is an online healthcare communications provider leveraging advanced interactive video, content management and search technology to inform and educate healthcare providers and patients. The company develops a next-generation online service that allows pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and nonprofit health and disease associations to establish and nurture deeper, more robust bonds with their various constituencies. The service is built on patented technology - originally called "Synthetic Interview" and now termed "Custom Conversations" - that is exclusively licensed by MedRespond from Carnegie Mellon University for use in the healthcare arena. Custom Conversations gives MedRespond clients the opportunity to offer an engaging, compelling web presence, featuring user-driven video interaction with experts relevant to the informational needs of targeted users.

Medrobotics has built a flexible robot platform, which is a highly articulated multi-link robot, allowing minimally-invasive procedures to replace open surgical procedures for many parts of the anatomy that are otherwise difficult or previously impossible to reach.  Medrobotics has exclusive worldwide licenses for its technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh as well as additional robust development of its own intellectual property portfolio. The Company has an operational facility in New England, with partners located throughout the United States.

Medrobotics Closed $11.7 Million in "Series C" Funding in November 2011

Modular Robotics Modular Robotics makes robot construction kits. By combining sensor, logic and actuator blocks, young kids can create simple reconfigurable robots that exhibit surprisingly complex behavior. The blocks are are self-describing, so they can provide helpful feedback to the user, and automatically adjust their functionality based on how they've been assembled. The blocks are 40mm plastic cubes with magnetic connectors -- just pick them up and start building! Using just the blocks, you can create smart robots which sense, plan, and act.
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In 2009, Dr. Metin Sitti, a professor from Carnegie Mellon University, founded nanoGriptech LLC as a spin off from the University.  Inspired by the amazing climbing abilities of geckos and insects due to their micro and nano-scale foot hairs, nanoGriptech aims to develop and mass produce repeatable polymer micro/nano-fibrillar adhesives for a wide range of product applications.  nanoGriptech has R&D facilities to design, prototype and evaluate various fiber adhesive designs for various product applications in its' location two-blocks away from Carnegie Mellon University.

Hear CTTEC's i-cast with Metin Sitti of nanoGriptech

NavPrescience NavPrescience is developing personalized and predictive navigation solutions to improve the experiences of drivers. NavPrescience is a Quality of Life Technology Foundry spin-off based on 3 years of research at Carnegie Mellon University. The company is currently in stealth mode.

Developed at Carnegie Mellon University, Panopto is the product of years of advanced research in scalable rich media systems that harness the advantages of today's video, capture, stream, search and archival technologies. The Panopto team includes industry leading researchers and developers from Carnegie Mellon University.

Hear CTTEC's i-cast with Eric Burns of Panopto


Acquired by Google

Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition (PittPatt) is a global company focused on face recognition software: PittPatt finds, tracks, clusters, and recognizes faces in video and photographs. PittPatt's software is used within U.S. and foreign government agencies and has garnered the attention of leading companies where face recognition software is used to identify shoplifters, protect privacy, identify actors in movies, or locate a photo of your favorite aunt.

Hear CTTEC's i-cast with Henry Schneiderman of PittPatt

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Plextronics, Inc. is an international technology company that specializes in printed solar, lighting and other electronics. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the company's focus is on organic solar cell and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting, specifically the conductive inks and process technologies that enable those and other similar applications. Particularly relevant as the worldwide search for renewable energy becomes more urgent, the company's technology will enable the mass production of printed devices, such as low-cost organic solar cells and high-efficiency lighting.

Backed by Brussels-based Solvay S.A.

pna PNA Innovations provides customized reagents for targeting DNA and RNA in a wide range of biotechnological and biomedical applications. These products rely on gammaPNA, which exhibits unprecedented affinity for natural nucleic acids, offering improved recognition of RNA while enabling entirely new applications based on targeting of double-stranded DNA.
Acquired by Verio
The Pennsylvania Research and Economic Partnership NETwork - one of the country's first regional networks specializing in education, research and technology transfer to be subsidized by a combination of state government, private industry and membership fees from large institutions.
Quantapoint Quantapoint provides laser scanning technology and services that help our clients achieve Zero-Defect Projects™. Quantapoint “digitizes” facilities using its patented laser scanning technology and provides professional services for visualization, analysis, quality control and decision support to help eliminate potential risks across the project lifecycle.
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re2 Inc. is a leading developer of Intelligent Modular Manipulation Systems for mobile robotic platforms. The company's manipulation systems utilize the RE2 JAUS Software Development Kit, ensuring plug- n-play interoperability with robotic platforms. re's customers include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Government Labs, Universities, and DoD Prime Contractors. re's expertise lends itself to several markets, including Defense, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security.

Hear CTTEC's i-cast with Pat Rowe of RE2

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Acquired by Google
reCAPTCHA is a free CAPTCHA service that helps to digitize books, newspapers and old time radio shows. Check out our paper in Science about it. A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You've probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from "bots," or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs

RedZone Robotics simplifies wastewater management by providing municipal clients with the information and tools necessary to address their most valuable wastewater assets – their sewer pipes. At RedZone we deliver high performance pipeline inspection products and services for municipalities, contractors and engineering firms across North America.

Backed by ABS Capital Partners, Switzerland-based FourWinds Capital Management and Pittsburgh-based Smithfield Trust Co. 

robo matter logo RoboMatter is a Carnegie Mellon University Spinout whose mission is to provide educators with strategies that engage children in "hands-on minds-on" activities rooted in inquiry designed to teach technological literacy and develop workplace competencies.  The company is designed to use the interest and appeal of robotics to inspire and motivate a larger number of children to pursue science and engineering related careers.
rubitection Rubitection Inc’s initial patent pending product, the Rubitect will help healthcare institutions manage pressure ulcers (PUs) more effectively by improving the accuracy of early pressure ulcer diagnosis. The Rubitect addresses the clinical problems associated with the subjective manual blanch test, the clinical standard by providing a reliable and quantitative method for diagnosing PUs.

* List is not exhaustive.