For a long time I had been a
Program Manager in: The Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA

As of Aprl 2013, I have moved to Boeing Research and Technology in the Seattle area.
Consequently, many of the links to my work below will break until I host these pages elsewhere.
(And this page may break too, but how would you know?)
(Nevertheless, emails to the below email address should continue to be forwarded to me somewhere.)

(Gregg Podnar's official Robotics Institute homepage)

Send e-mail to:   gwp+ @
(This email address may not be used for solicitation.)

Also see: Accommodata Corporation

Curriculum Vitae with publications.
Summary of Robots (16.5MB PDF)


Official Project Page

A proposal for a Telepresent Assistant for use in space.
White papers on a robotic system for railroad safety: Rail-Scout
Stereoscopic views of an eye.
Stereoscopic view of a lab.
A guide to driving in Pittsburgh: Driving in the 'Burgh

  "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,
not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that
goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and
skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept,
one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and
the others, too."
— John F. Kennedy 1962
"My electric light inventions have brought me no profits,
only forty years of litigation."
— Thomas A. Edison ca.1920

"Being busy does not always mean real work.
The object of all work is production or accomplishment
and to either of these ends there must be forethought,
system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose,
as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
— Thomas A. Edison

"I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.— Thomas A. Edison
Many are inspired but few are given the means to realize.