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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

cell systems
A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with cancers and to identify connections between the two.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Adding Up How The Brain Does Math

Brain and Math
Brain activity patterns reveal four stages of thinking that can be used to improve how students learn.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Computational Design Tool Transforms Flat Materials Into 3-D Shapes

auxetic high-heel shoe
The researchers used this process to make a woman’s high-heel shoe, a sculpture, a woman’s fashion top, a lampshade and face masks.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Holladay Earns National Recognition for Robotics Research

Rachel Holladay
Rising computer science senior Rachel Holladay was awarded the 2016 Collegiate Award from the National Center for Women & IT for her work with on robotic gestures.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Robot Helps Study How Animals Moved 360 Million Years Ago

When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand, their powerful tails may have been more important than scientists previously realized.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It’s Automatic: CMU Smartphone App Manages Your Privacy Preferences

Smartphone Privacy App
The privacy assistant can learn your preferences and quickly recommend the most appropriate settings.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CMU Showcases Work at National Robotics Initiative Event in D.C.

CMU researchers are developing robots to enhance minimally invasive surgery, advance prosthetics, aid in mine rescue, improve bridge inspections, assist the blind and even traverse the moon — work that has collectively received 17 awards from the National Robotics Initiative.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Studying the Role Love Plays in an Engineering Project

Braille tutor
The development of an electronic Braille writing tutor has been a labor of love for M. Bernardine Dias and her CMU colleagues, students and staff and, for the past year, provided a research window into the role love plays in engineering.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Workshop Explores How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Engineered for Safety and Control

AI Workshop Logo
Carnegie Mellon and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will co-host the workshop June 28 at CMU.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Takeo Kanade Wins 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology

Takeo Kanade
Kanade is being honored for his fundamental contributions to computer vision and innovative applied technologies in robotics, including automated driving.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Robots Get Creative To Cut Through Clutter

New software not only helps a robot deal efficiently with clutter, it surprisingly reveals the robot’s creativity in solving problems.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub To Host First Neurohackathon

The event is one of the first hackathons to engage computer scientists in using one of the hardest systems to crack: the structure of neural data and the brain.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Robot’s In-Hand Eye Maps Surroundings, Determines Hand’s Location

Robot Hand Camera
The in-hand eye would be important for a number of applications, including inspection tasks.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Technique Processes Signals From RFID Tags With Speed Sufficient for Real-Time Interactivity

Rapid Spaceship
A system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University researchers uses simple RFID tags to quickly make physical objects, such as the spaceship model shown here, interactive with digital devices.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stephen Brookes Will Receive Gödel Prize for Inventing Concurrent Separation Logic

Stephen Brookes
His discovery has had a major influence on the theory of programming languages.

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