Current
Adaptive Introspection for Robust Long D...
Long duration autonomy for unmanned systems is difficult to achieve as current systems are design limited to anticipated exceptions and do not adapt t...
Autonomous Driving Motion Planning
A viable autonomous passenger vehicle must be able to plot a precise and safe trajectory through busy traffic while observing the rules of the road an...
Autonomous Mobile Assembly
The ACE project is concerned with autonomous mobile assembly. A mobile manipulator is assigned to acquire a piece and insert it in a predefined spot....
Autonomous Vineyard Canopy and Yield Est...
Vineyard managers want to know the state of their vines -- both the size of the vine canopy and the predicted harvest yield. Such information can be u...
Comprehensive Automation for Specialty C...
CASC is a multi-institutional initiative led by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute to comprehensively address the needs of specialty agriculture fo...
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!...
Helicopter Obstacle Avoidance and Landin...
In this project we develop the trajectory planning system for an autonomous helicopter. The helicopter is used for cargo delivery. To read more about...
Hydroponic Automation
We are developing robotic approaches towards hydroponic growing. Hydroponic growing can increase overall crop yield. This is especially important for...
Indoor Flight in Degraded Visual Environ...
Our goal is to fly indoors in degraded visual environments to localize people and fire. We are developing accurate real-time localization and control...
Life in the Atacama
For the most current information, see our official project page. Evidence suggests that the interior of the Chilean Atacama Desert, the most ar...
Low-Flying Air Vehicles
Operating an aircraft near the ground is dangerous work. Low-altitude missions include Casualty Extraction, Cargo Resupply, Transport, and Reconnaiss...
Lunar Ice Discovery Initiative
Disambiguation: For the Astrobotic Technology Icebreaker mission please visit this link The Icebreaker Lunar Ice Discovery Initiative intends to co...
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...
Lunar Rover for Polar Crater Exploration...
The polar craters of the moon lie in permanent shadow and may hold water ice frozen in the deep cold. The Scarab rover has been designed to carry a 1...
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...
Robotic Perception for Underground Rescu...
Robots are potential tools for life saving in underground rescue operations like mine disasters. Human rescuers are thwarted by roof falls, explosio...
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...
Transportation Energy Resources from Ren...
We are developing a robotic phenotyping systems for phenotyping crops for rapid breeding decisions. This system positions sensors within the canopy fo...
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...