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Feb 1994
CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center Founded

CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center Founded

Carnegie Mellon University forms world renowned National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC).  Originally funded with a NASA grant, the NREC was re-oriented in 1996 to advance field robotics for industrial, military, and agricultural field robotics applications.  Specializing in autonomous operations and self-driving systems, as well as hardened sensors and the computing systems to support them, CMU’s NREC quickly became the world’s leader in field robotics.

Jun 1997
John Bares Appointed as Director of NREC

John Bares Appointed as Director of NREC

 

John Bares appointed as Director of the National Robotics Engineering Center.  The organization is grown into a powerhouse of field robotics over the subsequent 13 years.

May 2007
NREC Wins the DARPA Urban Challenge

NREC Wins the DARPA Urban Challenge

The team of Carnegie Mellon University, NREC, and General Motors wins the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge.

Jan 2010
Carnegie Robotics LLC is Born

Carnegie Robotics LLC is Born

Jun 2011
National Robotics Initiative

National Robotics Initiative

44th President of the United States, Barak Obama, selects NREC as the venue to announce the new National Robotics Initiative.

Apr 2013

ROWBOT Founded

Carnegie Robotics spins out ROWBOT as “the robotic solution for row crop agriculture”

Feb 2014
Carnegie Robotics Finds a New Home

Carnegie Robotics Finds a New Home

Carnegie Robotics finds a permanent home in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, moving into the Heppenstall Co. plant, which manufactured industrial cranes until lying vacant in 1979.

Sep 2014

STADOFF ROBOTIC EXPLOSIVE HAZARD DETECTION (SREHD) – NEUTRALIZATION

Carnegie Robotics chosen by the U.S. Army to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots.

Feb 2015
Uber ATG is Born

Uber ATG is Born

Carnegie Robotics and Uber launch self-driving car development in Pittsburgh.  John Bares and Dan Beaven made Director and Director of Finance of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center.  Bares, along with David LaRose and a number of Carnegie Robotics Engineers and founders form the self-driving engineering team, taking the technology to over 1M autonomous miles and a world industry leading effort.

Jan 2016
ISO 9001

ISO 9001

Carnegie Robotics LLC is awarded the ISO 9001 certification.

Oct 2018

DURO Global Navigation Satellite System

Carnegie Robotics co-develop and launch with Swift Navigation the Duro and Duro Inertial Global Navigation Satellite System.

Aug 2020

Thoro.ai is Launched

Thoro.ai, a spin-out from Carnegie Robotics, develops robotics technology to safely navigate and perform useful work inside and around buildings while among people.