Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Robotics to Collaborate with GPS Maker on Automation

Carnegie Robotics, which spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2010, is partnering with Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup that builds global positioning systems for robots to sense the world around them. The companies are working on products that will be unveiled in May at the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International Xponential 2017 conference in Dallas.

Swift’s GPS systems developed primarily for autonomous cars — which, according to the startup, are 100 times more accurate than a traditional GPS — will be used by Carnegie Robotics for its line of outdoor robots, said Steve DiAntonio, its chief executive officer.