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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Computer Reads Body Language

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The real-time detector understands hand gestures and tracks multiple people, including, for the first time, individuals' hands and fingers.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Making Good on "Ideas for Good"

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What began as a marketing campaign for an automobile company has turned into a passion project for Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute staff members.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Solidifies Leadership Role in Artificial Intelligence

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Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science has launched a new initiative that marshals work in artificial intelligence.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DIY Robot Design

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A new interactive design tool developed by CMU's Robotics Institute enables novices and experts to build customized robots using 3-D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators.
Friday, June 2, 2017

CMU Technology Wins Le Monde International Smart Cities Competition

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Surtrac, an innovative, real-time traffic signal control technology from Carnegie Mellon University, has won the Le Monde Smart Cities Global Innovation Awards' mobility category.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NeuroHackathon Competitors Race Clock To Study the Brain

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The winning team, from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, found a characteristic that could point to a gene associated with autism in mice.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Offers New Master's Degree in Product Management

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A new master's degree program at Carnegie Mellon University aims to teach computer scientists and engineers to become product managers.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Internet of Things Made Simple: One Sensor Package Does Work of Many

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Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say ubiquitous sensing — with a single, general purpose sensor for each room — may be better.
Monday, May 8, 2017

CMU Creating Touchpads With Can of Spray Paint

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are turning surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Contest Connects Students, Lifts Spirits

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One hundred balloons recently helped float the idea of random acts of kindness at Carnegie Mellon University.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Meeting of the Minds Explores Students' Talents, Passion for Research

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A sound reactive robotic skirt is one of the hundreds of student projects and research subjects that will be on display at CMU's annual Meeting of the Minds, a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Game Puts You in Berlin During 1943 Women’s Protest of Nazi Germany

A new role-playing game created at CMU encourages empathy and consideration of other perspectives on historical moments.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Looking to the Sky: CMU Advances Cloud’s Capacity for Video Analytics

Carnegie Mellon's research with Intel addresses the rapidly growing volume of online video.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Choset, Snakebot Visit NBC's Tonight Show

Howie Choset and Jimmy Fallon
One of Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Professor Howie Choset's famous snake-like robots appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Self-Driving Buggies Reach Historic Milestone

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Carnegie Mellon has been at the forefront of autonomous driving technology for three decades, and students have been working to bring that technology to the buggy races. This year they succeeded.


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