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Monday, September 28, 2015

A Light Touch: Embedded Optical Sensors Could Make Robotic Hands More Dexterous

Optical Robotic Hand
CMU researchers have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Software Helps Create Sign Language Dictionaries, Voice-activated Games for Hearing Impaired

iStep group
Both platforms were created by CMU students in TechBridgeWorld’s innovative Student Technology ExPerience (iSTEP), an internship through which students conduct technology research abroad that fills unmet needs in the local communities.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, City of Pittsburgh Help Create New Network To Address Challenges Facing Nation’s Urban Infrastructure and Services

Garrett, Jahanian, Krishnan
CMU and the City of Pittsburgh are founding members of the MetroLab Network, a new national alliance among 20 metro areas and more than 25 neighboring universities to research, develop and deploy innovative technologies to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Receives $5.5M Gift from Uber for Professorship and Graduate Fellowships

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The gift is part of CMU’s partnership with Uber, which was announced earlier this year and includes additional investment in the university’s robotics and related technologies.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Faculty Share Visions of Robots, A.I. and Big Data at “Summer Davos”

Carnegie Mellon had the largest contingent of any university at the World Economic Forum in China.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Energy-Efficient Depth-sensing Camera Gleans 3-D Information In Bright Sunlight and Darkness

Lamp Our Camera
This imaging technology may be suitable for many applications, including medical imaging and space exploration, and could be incorporated into most smartphones.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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

soccer robots
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

FDA Approves Robot Developed at Carnegie Mellon for Surgical Procedures

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.
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.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

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

Bus Stop
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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