2013-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Press Release: DARPA Selects Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Rescue Team for Funding To Prepare for 2014 Robotics Challenge

CHIMP RobotThe Tartan Rescue Team's CHIMP robot ranked third among teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials this weekend, scoring 18 out of a possible 32 points during the two-day competition. MORE
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Diana Marculescu Leads Team Developing Novel Monitoring Tools for Hydropower Generation

Diana MarculescuA three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Marculescu and her team investigate and ultimately control large-scale sustainable energy harvesting in river networks. Her team is banking on the efficiency of hydrokinetic, or run-of-the-river, power extraction, which harvests a small portion of kinetic energy in the river at multiple locations. MORE
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Press Release: Beyond "Boss": Carnegie Mellon, GM Build on Success

SRX CadillacCarnegie Mellon has renewed its five-year agreement with General Motors to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously. MORE
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

News Brief: Coro Honors Carnegie Mellon's Jim Daniels for Values-Based Leadership

Jim DanielsAn award-winning poet, author and screenwriter, Daniels founded Carnegie Mellon's Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards 15 years ago to encourage Pittsburgh-area high school and college students to explore their personal connections with race and discrimination. MORE
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

News Brief: CMU Roboticists Join Team WRECS for DARPA Robotics Challenge

DRC AtlasProfessor Chris Atkeson and 10 other CMU roboticists have been working with a team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to prepare a 330-pound Atlas humanoid to perform human-like tasks in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. So far, the team has taken the Atlas from being barely able to walk and transformed it into a machine that can drive a car, climb a ladder and use power tools. Seventeen teams are set to compete in the trials Dec. 20-21, inculding six other teams who are also using an Atlas. MORE
Friday, December 13, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's CHIMP Robot Prepares For DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials, Dec. 20-21

CHIMP RobotCMU's Tartan Rescue Team is one of 17 teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. The DRC is intended to spur development of advanced robots that can mitigate disasters while working in environments engineered for people. Based on performance at the trials, up to eight teams will receive DARPA funding to help prepare for the DRC Finals next December. MORE