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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.
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

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

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

Robot Finishes Third In DARPA Robotics Challenge

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

CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

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.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anti-Ebola Health Messages Go Viral in Guinea

Polly logo
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.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Online Service Helps Apartment Hunters in Search

The free service, EDigs, considers your lifestyle to identify your perfect rental.
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.
Friday, May 1, 2015

Poker Pros Lead at Halfway Point of "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence"

Sandholm and Poker Pros
After 40,000 hands, the ‘humans’— four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon’s artificial intelligence program, Claudico.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Project Divides Everyday Tasks, Expenses In Ways Scientifically Calculated To Make Everyone Happy

SplidditThe next time you share a cab, get a little help on splitting the fare from a Nobel laureate in economics. That’s possible as of today through Carnegie Mellon’s website, which offers “provably fair” solutions to everyday dilemmas. MORE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Carnegie Mellon Computer Faces Poker Pros in Epic No-Limit Texas Hold’Em Competition

Computer PokerOver the course of two weeks, the CMU computer program, Claudico, will play 20,000 hands of Heads-Up No-limit Texas Hold’em with each of the four poker pros. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Beyond the Touchscreen: Carnegie Mellon, Disney Researchers Develop Acoustically Driven Controls for Handheld Devices

Acoustrument Alarm ClockThe researchers drew inspiration from wind instruments in devising these mechanisms, which they call Acoustruments. The idea is to use pluggable plastic tubes and other structures to connect the smartphone’s speaker with its microphone. The device can then be controlled by acoustically altering sounds as they pass through this system. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants Carnegie Mellon $1 Million To Support Activities of the Simon Initiative

Grant Supports Simon InitiativeThe grant — Carnegie Corporation’s largest ever to CMU — will allow the university to better understand and develop strategies to overcome the roadblocks to using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) resources. MORE
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

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