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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Strategy Based on Human Reflexes May Keep Legged Robots, Prosthetic Legs From Tripping

Leg Prosthesis
This technology created at Carnegie Mellon will be further developed and tested using volunteers with above-the-knee amputations.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Shenango Channel Provides Online Resource For Sharing Images, Data About Coke Plant

Shenango Channel
The channel uses Carnegie Mellon computer technology to share, compile and analyze images and air quality data from a coke plant on Allegheny County’s Neville Island.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Web Tool Helps People Visualize, Make Sense of Large Complex Datasets

EVA 3-D View
Called Explorable Visual Analytics, or EVA, the tool uses a novel computer architecture that enables the analyst to explore raw data through dynamic visualizations with minimal time delay.
Monday, November 9, 2015

System Helps Novices Design 3-D-Printable Robotic Creatures

3-D Printable Robots
A new design tool developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon ensures the legged robots move as intended.
Monday, November 9, 2015

System Recognizes Objects Touched by User, Enabling Context-Aware Smartwatch Apps

Context Aware App Door
A new technology developed by Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research could enable smartwatches to automatically recognize what objects users are touching.
Monday, November 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, PSC Part of NSF’s “Big Data Brain Trust”

Big Data
Researchers will confront the challenges of big data as members of the Northeast Data Innovation Hub.
Monday, November 2, 2015

SpeckSensor App Compares Air Quality Locally and Nationally

Specksensor App
The app allows users to get up-to-date Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers for their current location and for other locales of their choosing.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Fur-bricates Hair With Inexpensive 3-D Printer

3-D Printed Hair
The technique for producing 3-D-printed hair is similar to — and inspired by — the way that gossamer plastic strands are extruded when a person uses a hot glue gun.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

IBM Research, Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform To Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings

Navigation App
A pilot app, called NavCog, uses sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their location.
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

Uber-CMU logo
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.

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