Carnegie Mellon University is scrambling to recover after Uber
Technologies Inc. poached 40 of its researchers and scientists
earlier this year, a raid that left one of the world’s top
robotics research institutions in a crisis.
In February, Carnegie Mellon and Uber trumpeted a strategic
partnership in which the school would “work closely” with the
ride-hailing service to develop driverless-car technology.
Behind the scenes, the tie-up was more combative than
Uber and Carnegie Mellon have yet to work jointly on any projects.