Arne Suppé

I am a Senior Research Programmer with the NavLab Group in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. However, my most recent work has been for the new branch campus in Doha, Qatar. I managed a project to create two research platforms to study robot mapping and navigation in human environments. Like the NavLab 11 in Pittsburgh, the robots carry scanning laser range finders, cameras, DGPS and inertial sensors but in a more compact package on a Segway RMP base.

March 2005 - Qatar
The robots were designed and assembled in Pittsburgh, but they were shipped to Qatar in parts, where I reassembled and tested them.

Education City, Doha
Two LADARS mount fore and aft for a 360 degree field of view. The mount compensates for platform pitch as the robot accelerates. The struts on the base prevent the robot from falling over during and emergency.

Dune Bashing

Picnic in the Desert

Sunset at the Circus


April 2005 - Belgium



Antwerp – The Steen

August – November 2005 - Denmark
I spent three months in Europe, mostly in Denmark, exploring the islands by bicycle.

Møns Klint

St. Jørgens Church, Svendborg


Valdemars Slot, Tåsinge