Carnegie Mellon University

We Engineer Robotics Solutions

NREC develops and matures robotics technologies and solutions from concept to commercialization. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which creates robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.

Why NREC?

20+ years of making Robotics a reality.
375+ million dollars in total funding.
659 individual inventions.
700+ combined years of experience.

Featured Projects

UGV & UAV Collaboration project by the National Robotics Engineering Center.

UGV and UAV Collaboration

Optionally piloted helicopter teamed up with an unmanned ground vehicle to autonomously survey sites for radiation as well as biological or chemical contamination. 

Stress Testing Autonomous Systems project by the National Robotics Engineering Center

Stress Testing for Autonomous Systems

NREC developed the Stress Testing for Autonomy Architectures (ASTAA) tool to find safety problems in autonomy systems that are unlikely to be discovered by other types of tests or extended field testing.

Working with NREC

Custom Robotics Solutions

Our proven INNOVATE process combines dedicated listening, inventing, prototyping and testing that leads to successful projects, technology transfer and commercialization. 

Licensing

There are 650+ inventions available for licensing from past projects. For information on how you can license NREC's technologies for use in your products and services, please contact us.