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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.
Monday, May 9, 2016

Big Thinking in Small Pieces: Computer Guides Humans in Crowdsourced Research

Knowledge Accelerator
The Knowledge Accelerator uses a machine-learning program to sort and organize information.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

SkinTrack Technology Turns Arm Into Smartwatch Touchpad

Skintrack Technology
Developed in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, the new system allows for continuous touch tracking on the hands and arms.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tom Mitchell Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tom Mitchell
His research focuses on statistical learning algorithms for understanding natural language text and on understanding how the human brain represents information.
Friday, April 8, 2016

Gatterbauer Receives NSF Early Career Award

Wolfgang Gatterbauer
The National Science Foundation awarded CMU's Wolfgang Gatterbauer a Faculty Early Career Development award for his research proposal to develop novel methods to draw conclusions from uncertain and inconsistent data.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Manuela Veloso Named Head of Machine Learning Department

Manuela Veloso
A computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, Veloso succeeds Tom Mitchell who remains part of the faculty.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

From Teacher to Leader: One Alumna is Leading CS Efforts in NYC

Leigh Ann DeLyser at Bronx Academy for Sofware Engineering
Computer science needs K-12 educators, especially ones like Leigh Ann DeLyser (CS 2010, 2014), a former high school teacher and director of education and research for CSNYC - NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DOE Selects Robotics Institute for Environmental Remediation Training

DOE Training
The five-year agreement for a Robotics Traineeship program is valued at up to $3 million and will provide full or partial support for as many as 20 Ph.D. and master’s degree students in robotics.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Most Presidential Candidates Speak at Grade 6-8 Level

A readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches by researchers in CMU's Language Technologies Institute finds most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CMU, Airviz Will Make Air Quality Monitors Available at Public Libraries Nationwide

Speck in Library
CMU researchers plan to provide free Speck air quality monitors to 100 public libraries in the U.S.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NREC Selected for Research Projects Totaling More Than $11 Million

CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years.

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