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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
Monday, March 16, 2015

CMU, Pitt, UPMC Form Alliance To Transform Health Care Through Big Data

Pittsburgh Health Data AllianceThe Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance is a wide-reaching commitment to advance technology and create new data-heavy health care innovations over the coming years, resulting in spinoff companies and furthering economic development in the region. MORE
Monday, March 9, 2015

Don’t Let a Robot Take Your Child’s Future Career: Roboticist’s Book Offers Educational Advice for Parents

Parenting for Technology FuturesIn the 64-page first volume, CMU's Illah Nourbakhsh provides an overview to help parents understand the strengths and shortcomings of technology education in schools, including the movement to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, digital learning and massive open online courses, or MOOCs. MORE