Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory


The Carnegie Mellon Innovations Lab (CMIL) is a multi-disciplinary research lab based at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus.  CMIL focuses on identifying, researching, testing, and maturing forward-looking mobility and aerospace technologies in areas such as sensor networks, computer networks and security, and wireless communication systems.  Leveraging its location at the NASA Ames Research Center, CMIL brings together the leading aerospace research professionals from both Carnegie Mellon and NASA to collaborate and innovate.

CMIL has a history of avionics and control systems R&D successfully applied towards high profile endeavors, several of which have been featured on The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels.” CMIL is also home to the MAX rover, a compact and low-cost mobile robotic chassis.   CMIL has spun off Senseta, Inc., developer of MAX and a leader in compact mobile robotics.  Other advanced research at CMIL includes developing algorithms for antenna systems and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) devices, photo-voltaic reliability and efficiency, RF/wireless systems, novel flight control technologies, and smart lunar landers.

Contact: Jason Lohn, CMIL Lab Director