CI2CV's Commitment to Broader Impacts

1. Robotics and Water Quality

Water is essential to life on earth. It is one of the universal threads that connects and sustains us. The CI2CV Computer Vision Lab and the CMU Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach have partnered with Platypus LLC, a CMU spinoff, to empower educators, students, and citizens to monitor and collect data about water quality in their communities using innovative technologies and robots developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Our flagship robot is an autonomous robotic boat designed to extend the quantity and availability of water quality data.

Together, we’ve launched a robot lending library for all, robotic camps for high school students, research experiences for undergraduate students, and training for educators. For more information about these educational opportunities and events, to checkout a robotic boat, or to join the conversation, visit: Robot Lending Library.


Carnegie Mellon’s CI2CV Lab
Point of contact: Dr. Simon Lucey

Carnegie Mellon’s Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach
Point of contact: Dr. Judy Hallinen

Platypus LLC
Points of contact: Dr. Paul Scerri and Ms. Rachel Burcin

2. Mentoring of Undergraduate Students

Simon Lucey serves as a special advisor for the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars program. Through this partnership, we engage undergraduate students in research explorations on a range of computer vision topics. Project descriptions for summer 2017 RISS internships with our lab will be available soon!