Ecological Time Machine

Chris Bartley, a robotics software engineer at Carnegie Mellon University, is part of the team behind GigaPan, an extraordinary set of technologies for generating and visualizing billion-pixel images, allowing viewers to virtually zoom deep into a landscape, travel backward and forward in time, and explore data in ways never before possible.

Chris is a Principal Research Programmer in the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute.  In all its projects, the CREATE Lab seeks to effect positive, lasting, and meaningful change in communities around the world by coupling deep problems with understanding, innovation, and cultural transformation. Technology is merely one of many tools, not the end goal.  In realizing the lab’s vision, Chris has had the privilege to work with an extraordinarily talented group of people on a diverse set of projects including educational robotics, electric vehicles, gigapixel imagery, and health and environmental data visualization.

Chris has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, a MS in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and over twenty years of software development experience.

Read about GigaPan in Conservation magazine