Archive for the ‘CMU spinoffs’ Category

RE2, Inc. (CMU) Licenses Robotic Tool-Change SBIR Technology to Northrop Grumman Remotec (01/03/2011)

April 11, 2011

RE2 is a CMU spinoff developing mobile manipulation systems.

From the company’s press release:
RE2, Inc., a leading developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems, is providing its Small Robot Toolkit (SRT) to Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc., which will use the tool-change technology to upgrade the manipulation capabilities of the Andros HD-1 unmanned ground vehicle. The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command recently awarded Remotec a contract to upgrade its fleet of Andros HD-1 Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to help counter evolving threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). read full press release

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Vanguard Customer Service Publication Picks Vivisimo’s (CMU) Velocity Platform for Product of the Year Award (12/28/2010)

January 4, 2011

Vivisimo develops technology for information optimization. The company was co-founded by CMU graduate students Chris Palmer, Raul Valdes-Perez and CMU post-doctoral student Jerome Pesenti.

From the company’s press release:
Vivisimo announced today that its Information Optimization (IO) Platform, Velocity, has earned Customer Interaction Solutions’ (CIS), a leading publication in contact/call centers, customer resource management (CRM), and teleservices, Product of the Year distinction. The award rounds out a landmark year for Vivisimo, which saw industry accolades, records sales figures, and a new product launch, Velocity 8.0. read full press release

NASA awards first half-million order in lunar data contract to Astrobotic (CMU) (12/20/2010)

January 4, 2011

Astrobotic Technology is a CMU spinoff focusing on commercial robotic services for lunar exploration.

From the company’s press release:
NASA has awarded the initial half-million-dollar task order from a $10 million NASA contract to Astrobotic Technology for a robotic expedition to the Moon.

“The amazingly short turnaround between proposal and award are a testament to NASA’s support for lunar commerce companies like ours,” said Dr. William “Red” Whittaker, chairman of Astrobotic Technology. read full press release

Panopto (CMU) Wins Highest Honors from Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for Promising New Knowledge Capture Technologies (12/2/2010)

December 13, 2010

Panopto, which was founded in 2007 with technology developed at CMU, focuses on media-rich knowledge casting and content management solutions. The company’s Executive Chairman of the Board, Dr. William Guttman, is Special Advisor to the Provost of CMU; in addition, the company’s Chief Scientist, William L. Scherlis, Ph.D., is Professor of Computer Science at CMU.

From the company’s press release:
The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced the results of its Innovation Incubator program, held in conjunction with the 10th annual Ed Tech Business Forum in New York City. For the first time in SIIA’s history, one product swept the honors as “Most Innovative Product/Service” and “Product Most Likely to Succeed in the Education Market.”

SIIA members and event participants selected Panopto Focus as the top choice in both categories among 34 product entries and eight finalists. Panopto’s products and services serve the corporate, government, healthcare, and education markets with innovative knowledge capture software. The product empowers users to capture and broadcast lectures, mini-lessons, training sessions and presentations with slides, audio, video and screen capture components. It includes sophisticated search and archiving capabilities as well as note-taking features to maximize learning time, productivity and learner achievement. read full press release

Iberia Selects Climb Level 4 (CMU) Aviation English Assessment and Training Software (11/30/2010)

December 13, 2010

Carnegie Speech delivers software for assessing and teaching spoken language skills. Among the company’s co-founders are CMU Chaired Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science Dr. Jaime Carbonell (also Chairman of the Board) and CMU Language Technologies Institute Associate Teaching Professor Dr. Maxine Eskenazi.

From the company’s press release:
Climb Level 4, a joint product and market development initiative between Carnegie Speech, (Pittsburgh, PA) and Mayflower College (Plymouth, UK), today announced that Iberia has selected Climb Level 4 software to prepare their pilots to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Level 4 English language requirements. In addition, Iberia has selected the Test of English for Aviation (TEA) as the method by which Iberia pilots will be evaluated. read full press release

Vivisimo (CMU) Selected as #1 Private Firm in Enterprise Search Space, According to Leading Market Research Firm (11/29/2010)

December 13, 2010

Vivisimo develops technology for information optimization. The company was co-founded by CMU graduate students Chris Palmer, Raul Valdes-Perez and CMU post-doctoral student Jerome Pesenti.

From the company’s press release:
Vivisimo, the leader in Information Optimization, today announced it received the highest ranking in Ovum’s 2010 Decision Matrix for Enterprise Search and Retrieval (ESR) for a private firm. The report evaluated twelve vendors including Autonomy, Endeca, Exalead, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. According to the Ovum report, Vivisimo’s Velocity platform is one of the most technologically advanced systems of the group, which is what catapulted the company to the head of the report’s “Consider” group. read full press release

Vivisimo (CMU) to Discuss Revenue and Value Optimization Tactics at Unifying Information Access Panel During National Enterprise Summit (11/15/2010)

November 16, 2010

Vivisimo develops technology for information optimization. The company was co-founded by CMU graduate students Chris Palmer, Raul Valdes-Perez and CMU post-doctoral student Jerome Pesenti.

From the company’s press release:
Vivisimo, the leader in Information Optimization, will join top industry experts to discuss the potent value creation found in information accessibility during the KMWorld Enterprise Search Summit on Nov. 16, 2010 at 2:15 p.m. in the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel. The case study-focused presentation will elaborate on the importance of quick, accessible and relevant information to users and organizations by exploring the implementation and use of Vivisimo’s Information Optimization platform in the following targeted areas: customer service, sales enablement, supply chain, and government. read full press release

Vivisimo’s (CMU) Federal General Manager Bob Carter to Discuss Intelligence Sharing and Dissemination During Annual National Security Summit (11/15/2010)

November 16, 2010

Vivisimo develops technology for information optimization. The company was co-founded by CMU graduate students Chris Palmer, Raul Valdes-Perez and CMU post-doctoral student Jerome Pesenti.

From the company’s press release:
Vivisimo, the leader in Information Optimization for government, will be discussing intelligence sharing and cyber defense during the National Security Summit on Nov. 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The presentation, “Secure Cross Domain Discovery and Dissemination in the Age of Cyber Attacks,” will offer a comprehensive unique insight into the requirements of an accessible, contextual, and effective intelligence delivery platform that are providing a greater sense of virtual security to our national interests. read full press release

Plextronics (CMU) and Cambrios Collaborate on Improvements to OLED-based Solid-State Lighting through Department of Energy Assistance Agreement (11/10/2010)

November 16, 2010

Plextronics, Inc. is an international technology company that specializes in printed solar, lighting and other electronics. Among the company’s co-founders are CMU Chemistry Professor Richard D. McCullough, Ph.D and CMU Entrepreneurship Adjunct Professor Andrew W. Hannah.

From the company’s press release:
Plextronics, Inc. and Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced today that they have entered into collaboration to develop a cost-effective, high performance material that could improve the manufacturing process and quality of lighting products based on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). The collaboration is funded, in part, through an assistance agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) Solid State Lighting (SSL) program. read full press release

Carnegie Learning, Inc. (CMU) Co-Founder Awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science (11/11/2010)

November 13, 2010

Carnegie Learning produces math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company was founded by cognitive and computer scientists at CMU along with veteran mathematics teachers.

From the company’s press release:
The Franklin Institute this week presented the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science to John R. Anderson, PhD, for the development of the first large-scale theory of the process by which humans perceive, learn and reason, and its application to computer tutoring systems. Anderson is a co-founder of Carnegie Learning, Inc. and his Adaptive Control of Thought (ACT) theory is the psychological model that is the foundation of the company’s Cognitive Tutor® software. read full press release