Current
Cooperative Robotic Watercraft
Small, autonomous watercraft are an ideal approach to flood mitigation and response. Relative to other types of vehicles, watercraft are inexpensive,...
Google Lunar X Prize
Please see our official Google Lunar X Prize webpage for more details.Thank you!...
Hydroponic Automation
We are developing robotic approaches towards hydroponic growing. Hydroponic growing can increase overall crop yield. This is especially important for...
Lunar Regolith Excavation and Transport
This research is developing techniques for working lunar regolith (soil) in order to support resource extraction and site preparation. We are conducti...
NavPal
Safe and independent navigation of urban environments is a key feature of accessible cities. People who have physical challenges need practical, custo...
Riverine Mapping
This project is developing technology to map riverine environments from a low-flying rotorcraft. Challenges include dealing with varying appearance o...
Sense and Avoid
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) today cannot sense and avoid autonomously. However, these aircraft represent a significant mid-air collision hazard to...
Specialty Crop Automation
The Integrated Automation for Sustainable Specialty Crops Farming project teams the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the University of Flo...
Past
Assistive Educational Technology
This project seeks to design, create, implement, test, and deploy interactive computer games and automated tutoring systems to motivate and enhance th...
Braille Tutor
Literacy has been shown to be a key factor in global development. For many visually impaired communities around the world, learning braille is the onl...
Cluster: Coordinated Robotics for Materi...
Planetary robots which perform assembly tasks to prepare for human exploration must be able to operate in unmodeled environments and in unanticipated...
Distributed SensorWebs
The Sensor Web initiative develops and implements wireless technology for distributed sensing and actuation in horticultural enterprises. The heart of...
Education e-Village
Education e-Village (E-Village) is a TechBridgeWorld project aiming to create an online community for technology and development education. E-Village...
Exploration of Planetary Skylights and C...
Skylights are recently-discovered “holes” on the surface of the Moon and Mars that may lead to planetary caves. These openings represent an unpara...
Human-Robot Teams
The vision of effective human-robot teams working together efficiently and seamlessly in uncertain and dynamic environments motivates our work. We bui...
TechCaFE
TechCaFE provides educators with simple and customizable tools to make learning fun for students. Through TechCaFE we are creating a suite of cultural...
UAV/UGV Air-Ground Collaboration
This project is concerned with the development of a distributed estimation system of collaborating UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and AGVs (Autonomous...
Urban Challenge
Original Project Text from 2006: In the Urban Challenge, fully-autonomous ground vehicles will conduct simulated military supply missions in a mock...
iSTEP
iSTEP (innovative Student Technology ExPerience) is a unique internship program that provides Carnegie Mellon University students with the opportunity...