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Sony Corporation announced yesterday that it has hooked up with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research that will initially focus on "optimizing food preparation, cooking and delivery." In a press release, Sony said they were starting off with food-related robots because the complexities involved with food could later be applied to a wider range of industries.
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Through the Table Talk Dinner Series, Comcast NBCUniversal's Entrepreneurial Engagement team takes us across the United States to meet tech entrepreneurs who build innovative products and influence startup culture in their cities. Authentic conversations between founders and product and innovation leaders at Comcast NBCUniversal helped create this series of stories about cities, like Pittsburgh, where tech and entrepreneurship is thriving.
A new artificial intelligence lab is setting up shop in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with the Bosch Group, a ...
A Pittsburgh robotics company with bots already roaming the aisles of Walmart will use its largest round of funding to date to ready the company for global expansion. Bossa Nova, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company, plans to expand around the world after landing $29 million in funding, said Martin Hitch, the company's chief business officer.
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In August, I spent four days in Pittsburgh. I had never been. The little I knew about the area was mostly from watching Steelers games and reading a few articles. But I was curious why Pittsburgh kept popping up in lists as a top new destination for businesses.
Facebook wants to flex its artificial intelligence muscle even more, and it's looking to university towns to help. The social networking giant is opening two new offices in Seattle and Pittsburgh, The New York Times reported Friday and Facebook confirmed, as part of an expanded effort to attract AI researchers and experts.
Carnegie Robotics lobby, courtesy of RIDC/Desmone Architects A long-term investment to convert a former steel mill in Lawrenceville into space for Carnegie Robotics helped to boost Pittsburgh's status as a place for robotics companies, and now the mill redevelopment has become a model project for commercial real estate developers.
Innovation Kate O'Keeffe - May 31, 2018 - 0 Comments Back in 1940, a Canadian named Norman Breakey invented the paint roller-a leap forward in painting technology. Immediately, professional painters panicked, fearing large-scale job loss, and for years, paint rollers were banned from professional painting jobs.
The following is an adapted excerpt from " The New Localism - How cities can thrive in the age of populism ," published by Brookings Institution Press.