Illah Nourbakhsh will speak on

"The New Large Gigapan Controller"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday April 3, 2011 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Room 1102


Illah will demonstrate the new large Gigapan Camera Controller and his latest work. I will describe the current status of our community products, describing both our target communities spanning the cognitive pipeline, and the new technologies we are releasing this year:


Illah R. Nourbakhsh is an Associate Professor of Robotics and head of the Robotics Masters Program <> in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He was on leave for the 2004 calendar year and was at NASA/Ames Research Center serving as Robotics Group lead<> . He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University in 1996. He is co-founder of the Toy Robots Initiative <> at The Robotics Institute, director of the Center for Innovative Robotics <> and director of the Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE lab <>) . He is also co-PI of the Global Connection Project <>, home of the Gigapan> project. He is also co-PI of the Robot 250 <> city-wide art+robotics fusion program in Pittsburgh. His current research projects include educational and social robotics and community robotics. His past research has included protein structure prediction under the GENOME project, software reuse, interleaving planning and execution and planning and scheduling algorithms, as well as mobile robot navigation. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory he was a member of the New Millenium Rapid Prototyping Team for the design of autonomous spacecraft. He is a founder and chief scientist of Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc., which was acquired by Witness Systems, Inc. Illah recently co-authored the MIT Press textbook, "Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots".