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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
Monday, March 30, 2015

Turning Your Smartphone Into a Ruler

smartphone rulerUsing video from smartphones or other devices to create 3-D models of the world has become increasingly common as computer vision has grown more sophisticated. Researchers at CMU have developed a way to use a smartphone’s sensors to build 3-D models of faces or other objects and — literally, with the wave of a hand — provide accurate measurements of those objects. MORE
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
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Students Will Flight Test Sensor Package Designed To Model Surface Pits on Moon and Mars

Xombie landingThe flight tests will be conducted aboard a reusable vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing XA-0.1-B rocket, called “Xombie,” built and operated by Masten Space Systems. The three flights — two tethered and one free flight — will take place at the Mojave Air and Space Port and are funded through the Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP) of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and the Flight Opportunities Program of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. MORE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub ImageEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university’s strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. MORE
Monday, February 23, 2015

Three Carnegie Mellon Professors Win Sloan Research Fellowships

Boris BukhRaphael FlauglerAriel ProcacciaMathematician Boris Bukh, physicist Raphael Flauger and computer scientist Ariel Procaccia are among 126 early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who will receive $50,000 to further their research. MORE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Faculty, Student Win Carnegie Science Center Awards

Carnegie Science Center LogoFive faculty members and one doctoral student will be recognized for their outstanding science and technology achievements on May 8. MORE

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