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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
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

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. 
Friday, November 7, 2014

Do Your Smartphone Apps Invade Your Privacy? Carnegie Mellon Offers an Online Report Card

HongThe site assigns letter grades to more than one million free Android apps, ranging from an A+ for the puzzle game Lazors to a D for the Despicable Me: Minion Rush game. The grades are assigned automatically using a privacy model that the researchers developed based on the preference ratings of 725 users. MORE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Computer Vision Expert Martial Hebert Named Director of Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

HebertAs director of CMU's Robotics Institute, Hebert will lead the largest robotics education and research institution in the world, with an annual research budget of more than $54 million. Hebert succeeds Matthew Mason, who has led the institute for the last decade. MORE
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Project Uses “Provably Fair” Methods To Help People Split Rent, Divide Goods, Share Credit

Splitting Rent ImageComputer scientists at Carnegie Mellon have created a new website,, that employs the latest mathematical and theoretical approaches to offer solutions to everyday dilemmas, such as splitting rent fairly among roommates.