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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CMU’s Soccer-Playing Robots Score Fifth International RoboCup Win

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Carnegie Mellon University’s robot soccer team took home its fifth world championship without allowing a single goal at the 2015 RoboCup on July 22 in Hefei, China.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

FDA Approves Robot Developed at Carnegie Mellon for Surgical Procedures

Medtronics
The Flex® Robotic System, based on the research of CMU's Howie Choset, enables surgeons to access and visualize hard-to-reach anatomical locations through the mouth.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Neuroscience-based Algorithms Make for Better Networks

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Researchers from CMU and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

CMU Leads Google Expedition To Create Technology for “Internet of Things”

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CMU will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Questioning the Fairness of Targeting Ads Online

Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, according to CMU experiments. MORE
Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

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The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Ariel Procaccia Wins Computers and Thought Award

Ariel Procaccia
Procaccia is being honored for his contributions to the fields of computational social choice and computational economics.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blended Learning To Boost Capacity of Computer Science Course

Jacobo Carrasquel
Jacobo Carrasquel will be using videos, optional mini-lectures and an online software application called Classroom Salon to reach more students.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Learning in the Real World Tops Learning From a Tablet

Tablet Learning
Despite the increasing use of technology, CMU researchers demonstrated that kids still need physical experiments to enhance their learning.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

“Make For Humanity” Campaign Launches During National Week of Making in D.C.

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CMU's Illah Nourbakhsh says the Maker Movement has empowered people to create projects that make life more livable and sustainable.
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Robot Finishes Third In DARPA Robotics Challenge

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During its best run on Friday, CHIMP completed all eight tasks in 55 minutes, 15 seconds.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

CHIMP
The Tartan Rescue Team from CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center is making final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals June 5-6. The team’s four-limbed robot, CHIMP, is capable of performing all eight of the tasks it will encounter in a simulated disaster course the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is assembling at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anti-Ebola Health Messages Go Viral in Guinea

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Halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no laughing matter, but a phone information service developed by CMU researchers is leveraging people’s interest in phone games and wacky humor to help spread urgent health information to people in Guinea.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Online Service Helps Apartment Hunters in Search

EDigs
The free service, EDigs, considers your lifestyle to identify your perfect rental.
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Pros Rake In More Chips Than Computer Program During Poker Contest

Poker Pros
Four of the world's best players of Heads-up No-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.
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For more, check out the SCS news website. Questions? Contact Byron Spice at bspice@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-9068.