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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Girls of Steel Win Chairman’s Award In Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

Girls of SteelThe CMU-sponsored team has qualified for its fifth consecutive trip to the FRC Championship, April 22-25, in St. Louis, Mo. MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Turning Your Smartphone Into a Ruler

smartphone rulerUsing video from smartphones or other devices to create 3-D models of the world has become increasingly common as computer vision has grown more sophisticated. Researchers at CMU have developed a way to use a smartphone’s sensors to build 3-D models of faces or other objects and — literally, with the wave of a hand — provide accurate measurements of those objects. MORE
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Automated Braille Writing Tutor Wins Touch of Genius Prize

Braille Writing TutorThe innovative device developed by the TechBridgeWorld research group helps visually impaired students learn how to write Braille using a slate and stylus. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Snake Robots Learn To Turn By Following the Lead of Real Sidewinders

SnakeBot and SandHowie Choset, professor at CMU’s Robotics Institute, said by learning from real sidewinders, researchers can make snake robots much more valuable as tools for urban search-and-rescue tasks, power plant inspections and even archaeological exploration. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Study Shows People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information

Privacy NudgeAn experiment at Carnegie Mellon shows that when people learn exactly how many times these apps share that information they rapidly act to limit further sharing. MORE
Monday, March 16, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Spinoff Introduces Speck, a Personal, Wi-Fi-connected Air Quality Monitor

Speck in the kitchenIntroduced at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, Speck is an air pollution monitor in the home that measures the levels of PM2.5, the tiniest of particulates capable of lodging deep in the lungs and aggravating heart and lung diseases. MORE