Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is moving into new space

Currently located within Newell – Simon Hall at 5000 Forbes Ave. along CMU’s Oakland campus, the RI is setting its sights on leasing additional space in a former Barnes & Noble location on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. This will be an expansion to the institute’s current footprint, which is also scattered across other buildings on CMU’s campus…

CMU professors Jean Oh, head of the Bot Intelligence Group; Zac Manchester, who runs the Robotic Exploration Lab; and Sebastian Scherer, the AirLab leader, will use the space for their respective research teams that conduct robotics-based work relating to aerial autonomy, collaboration and exploration, among others.

“This move is just the beginning of a major expansion of the Robotics Institute,” Aupperlee said in an email to Pittsburgh Inno. “When the Robotics Innovation Center opens at Hazelwood Green, it will provide CMU robotics researchers with roughly 150,000 square feet for research, integration, iteration and commercialization.”