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President Obama Controls Robot to Inspect Bridge at Frontier’s Conference

A couple weeks ago, we presented our work in the White House Frontier's Conference here in Pittsburgh. We performed a live demo to President Obama where he controlled one of our robots to successfully inspect a simulated bridge environment.  This demo featured the robot semi-autonomously inspecting parts of a bridge stand-in and was controlled based on [...]

Workshop on 3D computer vision in the built environment

Last week, we journeyed to Tokyo, Japan, to lead a workshop entitled "3D Computer Vision in the Built Environment." The workshop was held in conjunction with the International Conference on 3D vision (3DV). The workshop featured a number of interesting talks on aspects of 3D computer vision related to civil infrastructure modeling and analysis. Professor [...]

Children inspect their own bridges with laser scanners

The students from one team scan their bridge with the Leica scanner Last weekend, we taught an all day class to 7th-9th grade students from around the Pittsburgh area.  The class is part of CMU's C-MITES program. The students learned about different kinds of bridges, laser scanners and how they work, and how [...]

New ARIA Flier and project overview

We've created a flier to briefly describe the ARIA project. Also, we've expanded our About ARIA page to provide a detailed description of the project, its goals and challenges, and our approach to the problem.