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Uber Poached Driverless Car Engineers With Six-Figure Bonuses and Double Salaries

Researchers and scientists from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) were poached by Uber earlier this year to staff the ridesharing company’s new Pittsburgh-based tech center, which is aiming to build and create driverless cars that could someday replace its many drivers.

The world’s top robotic research institute was left in crisis mode due to the raid. A source, whose name remains anonymous and who was present during the mass exits, told the Verge: