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2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Unveil New Lunar Rover, "Andy"

Designed to scramble up steep slopes and survive the temperature swings and high radiation encountered while exploring the Moon's pits, caves and polar ice, Andy is CMU's contribution to an effort led by Pittsburgh's Astrobotic Technology to land a robot on the Moon and win the $20 million-plus Google Lunar XPrize. The unveiling takes place at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24, in the Planetary Robotics Laboratory on the first floor of the Gates and Hillman Centers. MORE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Marks 30th Birthday of Self-driving Car Technology

SRX Cadillac"The evolution of AV technology at Carnegie Mellon is a remarkable success story that epitomizes how innovation advances when engineers, computer scientists and robotics researchers collaborate," said Farnam Jahanian, vice president for research at Carnegie Mellon. To date, CMU has filed more than 140 invention disclosures for AV technologies. At left is CMU's self-driving Cadillac SRX.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Computer Scientist Mary Shaw Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Mary ShawShaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Software Research, will receive the medal from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 20. MORE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Carnegie Mellon School of Music Renames Recording Studio in Recognition of Generous Gift From Nick and Kimi Vlahakis

Kimi and Nick VlahakisTheir two-part gift includes a substantial annual gift to support regular studio operations, and a planned gift of $1 million that will be used to help ensure the studio's effective operation in perpetuity, and to support undergraduate merit scholarships and operations in the School of Music. MORE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Student-Developed Communication Device Aids People with Lou Gehrig's Disease

Abhishek Sharma and Douglas Rew, master's degree students in software engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, developed iExpress, which enables people to communicate with their eyes via computer. 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CMU Congratulates GE on Plans for New Manufacturing Facility

GE LogoIt’s an exciting time, as more dynamic companies continue to gravitate toward CMU’s and the region’s excellent talent base in the science and technology fields. Over the past several years, CMU has attracted Google, Intel, Apple and Disney to the region. MORE