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Byron Spice
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Monday January 20, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 15, 2014
Two professors in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Aarti Singh and Siddhartha Srinivasa, have been awarded endowed chairs reserved for faculty members who show exceptional promise in the early stages of their careers.Singh, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department, will hold the A. Nico Habermann Chair of Computer Science, while Srinivasa, an associate professor in the Robotics Institute, will hold a Finmeccanica Chair in Computer Science. Each has a term of three years.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 08, 2014
Kathleen Carley and Garth Gibson of the School of Computer Science, along with an adjunct computer science faculty member and two CMU engineering faculty members with SCS courtesy appointments, have been named 2014 IEEE Fellows.The IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Board of Directors awards the rank of fellow to a person with an outstanding record of accomplishment.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 06, 2014
A feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tells the story of how Bob Harper, professor of computer science, received a kidney transplant through the generosity of a living donor – the future son-in-law of Computer Science Department Head Frank Pfenning.
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 23, 2013
The Tartan Rescue Team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center ranked third among teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials this weekend in Homestead, Fla., and was selected by the agency as one of eight teams eligible for DARPA funding to prepare for next December’s Finals.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 17, 2013
Collaborative robots, or CoBots, developed by Manuela Veloso and her Carnegie Mellon research team, have been running errands for occupants of the Gates and Hillman centers for more than two years. Now, they are the subject of a “Science Nation” video and special report by the National Science Foundation.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 17, 2013
The Tartan Rescue Team and its CHIMP robot will be Carnegie Mellon University’s most visible presence at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in Homestead, Fla., Dec. 20-21, but CMU also will play an important role on a second participant, Team WRECS, based at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
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Tuesday December 17, 2013
Apple has named Duolingo.com, the free foreign language education site created by SCS’s Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker, as free iPhone App of the Year.
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Byron Spice
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Friday December 13, 2013
PITTSBURGH—It’s only been a few weeks since Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) completed assembly of its four-limbed CHIMP robot, but the Tartan Rescue Team has high hopes for the robot’s performance at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials Dec. 20-21.
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Thursday December 12, 2013
A research study by two Ph.D. alumni – Hanghang Tong (ML ’09) and Leman Akoglu (CS ’12) – was featured Dec. 3 in an article, “Data Mining Reveals the Secret to Getting Good Answers,” in MIT Technology Review. Their analysis of Q&As from the Stack Overflow site is purported to be the first to quantitatively prove that good questions are more likely to result in good answers.

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