Car service startup Uber is reportedly building a robotics lab in Pittsburgh which will create self-driving taxis.
The unnamed sources confirmed the rumor to TechCrunch and mentioned that the startup has been hiring from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, TechCrunch reported. Despite this news, the university declined to comment on the rumor. From the report:
Sources tell us Uber is hiring more than fifty senior scientists from Carnegie Mellon as well as from the National Robotics Engineering Center, a CMU-affiliated research entity. Carnegie Mellon, home of the Mars Rover and other high-profile robotics projects, declined to comment at this time, as did scientists mentioned by our source. Uber has “cleaned out” the Robotics Institute, said the source.