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NREC News Stories

The latest news from the National Robotics Engineering Center


Monday, December 11, 2017

Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy completed its 14th year of summer teacher training in 2017.

Over 120 teachers attended seven one-week sessions at The National Robotics Engineering Center and another 100 teachers participated in the online courses.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NREC Continues Robotic Prototyping Efforts to Support Mississippi River Navigation

NREC has been awarded a contract to continue efforts with the US Army Corps of Engineers to modernize the mat sinking operations that occur on the Mississippi river.
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Minister of Education of Thailand visits NREC

Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education of Thailand, visited NREC earlier this week to learn about the latest robotics and educational technologies.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

NREC Hosts 70 Construction Leaders to Demonstrate Robotic Technologies for Project Execution

NREC welcomed 70 leaders of the construction industry to highlight assistive robotic technologies and their potential to improve key areas of project execution.
Friday, June 16, 2017

NREC signs agreement with Harsco to improve customer yield

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) signed a research agreement with Harsco Corporation to develop ruggedized sensors to measure steel makers Iron (Fe) yield at various points during their steel making process.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ambassadors from 34 countries visit NREC

The National Robotics Engineering Center on May 23 hosted ambassadors hailing from over 34 countries.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

NREC awarded Pipeline Profiler project

NREC is helping Anglo American Copper Chile decrease potential downtime while continuing to protect the environment.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Industry Day 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 1 p.m., NREC will open its doors for our second Industry Day event.
Friday, February 10, 2017

NREC initiates robotic prototyping to support Mississippi River navigation

NREC has begun working with the US Army Corp of Engineers to modernize the mat sinking operations that occur on the Mississippi river.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Night at NREC 2017

NREC will open our doors to robotics enthusiasts for an event called the NIGHT AT NREC.
Friday, January 13, 2017

CHIMP technology enables MHI/Waseda’s legged robot to be more intelligent

NREC continues their groundbreaking humanoid robotics research with a recent collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD (MHI).
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

NREC to host the ARM Institute

The U.S. Department of Defense has selected the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute for the Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII) initiative.


Monday, October 10, 2016

60 Minutes visits NREC

NREC was visited in the spring by Charlie Rose of CBS News to record a segment on artificial intelligence that would be featured on an episode of 60 Minutes.
Friday, March 11, 2016

NREC developing cockpit automation system for DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program

NREC is developing an Off-road Crew Augmentation System that would allow crewmembers to operate the next generation of military ground vehicles to their maximum capabilities.
Friday, March 25, 2016

NREC contributes to DARPA Autonomous Anti-Submarine Vessel

The Sea Hunter is designed to autonomously cruise the seas with minimal supervision from a remote operator while hunting and tracking submarines over long distances and extended periods of time.
Friday, February 19, 2016

Tour our Facility, Meet our Engineers and see Demos 

NREC will open their doors to Robotics enthusiasts for an event called the NIGHT AT NREC.
Monday, September 12, 2016

The National Robotics Engineering Center celebrates its 20th Anniversary

On July 1, 1996, the National Robotics Engineer started operating in a newly renovated building that was part of Pittsburgh steel manufacturing history. Twenty years later, the impact on Pittsburgh and Lawrenceville is noticeable.
Friday, February 12, 2016

NREC to host Industry Day on April 9

The National Robotics Engineering Center is home to the world’s leading robotics experts, conducting applied research and development on innovative robotic programs.
Friday, November 11, 2016

NREC hosts United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

The Deputy Secretary of Defense Mr. Robert O. Work and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mr. Stephen P. Welby visited NREC on June 9, 2016 to better understand “breakthrough” ideas that can have a transformative impact on U.S. defense operations.
Friday, September 30, 2016

NREC computer network compromise investigated

The National Robotics Engineering Center obtained information shortly before Labor Day suggesting that its computer network had been compromised.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Carnegie Mellon, Sikorsky Aircraft use collaborating autonomous systems to demonstrate new technological capabilities for keeping warfighters safe

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Sikorsky Aircraft recently participated in a joint autonomy demonstration