Innovation award goes to the first fully autonomous floor scrubber from Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics

Nilfisk Liberty A50 being demonstrated at the London Cleaning Show

Nilfisk Liberty A50 being demonstrated at the London Cleaning Show

At the London Cleaning Show, the innovation award in the floor cleaning category went to the Nilfisk Liberty A50. The first fully autonomous floor scrubber from Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics – and the first launch in The Horizon Program from Nilfisk, a strategic and long-term innovation program.

The A50 combines key features as CopyCat mode, Safety enabling vision and Fill in Mode and will be launched in a limited number during the first half of 2017.  

According to the jury, the Liberty was given the award because "innovation is at the heart of the solution".   Carnegie Robotics is proud that our partnership with Nilfisk as resulted in such a well received and regarded product.  Our perception, planning, and autonomy hardware and software brings the A50 to life.

Find out more about the award, the Liberty A50, and Nilfisk's Horizon Program.

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics Announce Partnership to Bring High-Precision GNSS and Inertial Technology to Robotics and Autonomous Driving

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics Announce Partnership to Bring High-Precision GNSS and Inertial Technology to Robotics and Autonomous Driving

Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to power a world of autonomous vehicles, is teaming up with Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), the industry leader in reliable robotic components and systems. This technology-focused alliance will yield a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control, the first of which will be announced on May 8, 2017 at the AUVSI Xponential 2017 event in Dallas, TX.

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Dr. David LaRose rejoins Carnegie Robotics as Chief Scientist

David LaRose has over 25 years of experience in robotics and computer vision. In addition to his current work at CRL, he has successfully commercialized technologies in the biomedical, environmental, military, energy, and agricultural markets. His inventions have been used in hundreds of operating rooms worldwide during fluoroscopic and orthopedic procedures, in biotech labs for computer-vision-based drug discovery, in active coal mines to predict conveyor belt failures, and in self-driving cars as part of the world’s first commercially deployed autonomous transportation services fleet. Prior to co-founding Carnegie Robotics, Dr. LaRose worked at Carnegie Mellon University, where his research led to the successful commercialization of systems ranging from an automated seedling inspection system for use in commercial farming to an award-winning robotic hydroblasting robotic system that safely removes toxic paint from the hulls of large ships using high-pressure water.

Dr. LaRose holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University. He holds nine US patents for inventions currently in use in the medical devices, biotech, and automotive industries, and has a strong track record of delivering working systems based on cutting-edge technology.

Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics to Preview Industry-Changing Advance Liberty A50 Autonomous Scrubber/Dryer at ISSA 2016

Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics to Preview Industry-Changing Advance Liberty A50 Autonomous Scrubber/Dryer at ISSA 2016

Advance, the brand known and trusted to introduce productivity-enhancing innovations in the commercial cleaning market, proudly introduces the Advance Liberty A50 Autonomous Scrubber. The Advance Liberty A50, designed in partnership between Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics, LLC, a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and software, is specifically designed to leverage today’s most advanced autonomous technologies to make commercial floor care in such settings as retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, and more, more productive, safer and easier than ever. 

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NASA's Valkyrie robot as you've never seen it before -- with the MultiSense SL

NASA has unveiled a new version of their Valkyrie robot, named R5, that uses our MultiSense SL as it's main perception sensor.  The SL is actually mounted upside down, with the laser underneath the stereo camera and the laser is hidden behind IR-transparent plastic.

WIRED magazine has more detailed in a comprehensive article.

Nilfisk Launches The Horizon Program and Partnership with Carnegie Robotics Enables Intelligent Cleaning Products

Nilfisk Launches The Horizon Program and Partnership with Carnegie Robotics Enables Intelligent Cleaning Products

Nilfisk today announced The Horizon Program, a pioneering global program that will deliver the most intelligent and technologically advanced cleaning solutions in the industry. Working with Carnegie Robotics, LLC, the leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and software, Nilfisk's Horizon Program is a strategic, long-term program of multiple product launches, the first to be released in 2017.

The Horizon Program focuses on bringing state-of-the-art, autonomous cleaning technologies to market, enabling customers to deploy unmanned floor cleaning with accuracy and precision. These new products will provide the full spectrum of autonomous capabilities, so customers can experience self-operating, driverless cleaning options that meet their every need.

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Carnegie Robotics Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Carnegie Robotics Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), the industry leader in reliable robotic systems, has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management in the design and manufacture of robotic systems and components. The certification process included an extensive audit of CRL’s product development, manufacturing process, and customer relationships to assess compliance with the International Standard Organization (ISO) criteria for quality management systems. Carnegie Robotics designs and manufacturing components for autonomous field robotics systems for government, university, and commercial customers.

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Carnegie Robotics and Mine Vision Systems Partner to Deliver Smart Mining Solutions

 Carnegie Robotics and Mine Vision Systems Partner to Deliver Smart Mining Solutions

Carnegie Robotics, LLC (CRL), a pioneer in rugged robotic systems, and Mine Visions Systems (MVS), a leader in 3D vision and mapping software, are partnering to provide innovative solutions that will improve safety, increase productivity and advance the long-term sustainability of the mining sector. Under this agreement, MVS’s modeling software will join with CRL’s line of MultiSense cameras to deliver a robust, computer vision-based mapping tool for mining operations that is faster and more accurate than any currently on the market.

The industry vision of sustainability through a fully automated mine becomes closer to reality with smart mining solutions. The MVS-MultiSense solution supports the industry vision by providing more intelligent and productive equipment through CRL’s high-data-rate, high-accuracy 3D range sensors with MVS’ geological and geotechnical monitoring software. It produces high-fidelity 3D models with high- resolution 2D images of the mine within hours instead of weeks, giving operators near-real-time information for mine management. It supports the need for fleet tracking throughout the mining operation allowing for more increased equipment performance and efficiency. The MVS-MultiSense tool delivers unprecedented geotechnical insight through accurate mapping and modeling of the mining environment while providing a more thorough understanding of the working environment to increase safety and decrease exposure to life-threatening obstacles.

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Northrop Grumman and U.S. Navy Complete CDR for EOD Robotic System

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced that, in conjunction with the U.S. Navy, has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for Increment one of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) program.

Carnegie Robotics is proud to be part of the Northrop Grumman team that is designing and producing this advanced EOD robot for the U.S. Navy.  

Carnegie Robotics's Power Capability Module (CM):

  • Provides monitored and conditioned power, including soft-fusing, to the rest of the robotic system.
  • Distributes the intrasubsystem gigabit ethernet network when paired with the Master Capability Module.
  • Interfaces via MIL-STD-38999 connectors that conform to the Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Interoperability Profile (IOP).

More information about the AEODRS program is available at Unmanned System Technology.

MIT Enterprise Forum event will showcase Pittsburgh & Carnegie Robotics

On March 29th, the MIT Enterprise Forum is holding an event at the Alpha Lab Gear space in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood.  "Pittsburgh Presents Robotics: Why the World is Watching" will be moderated by David Kalson of Cohen & Grigsby and the panel will include:

  • Steve DiAntonio, President and CEO of Carnegie Robotics
  • John Bares, Founder of Carnegie Robotics and Director of the Uber Advanced Technology Center
  • Chris Moehle, Managing Director of Coal Hill Ventures
  • Jim Rock, CEO of Seegrid

You can register for the event at EventBrite.  For additional information please see this press release.