SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
Four inventions that trace their origins to the School of Computer Science and, particularly, the Robotics Institute, have been honored by the annual Best of What's New Awards by Popular Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 06, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University since 1984, will become director of the university's Robotics Institute, effective Nov. 15, School of Computer Science Dean Andrew W. Moore announced.Hebert succeeds Matthew Mason, who has led the institute for the last decade. A professor of robotics, Mason will return his focus to teaching and to his research on robotic manipulation.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 05, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Smartphones wouldn't be so smart without their apps, yet many free apps pinpoint a user's location to deliver targeted ads or share contact lists with third parties without alerting the user. Which apps behave themselves and which don't? A new Carnegie Mellon University project, PrivacyGrade.org, can help sort them out.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 05, 2014
Believe it or not: Downtown’s new Hotel Monaco features a meeting room named for Scott Fahlman, research professor in the Language Technologies Institute and creator of the Smiley emoticon.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 04, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The need to divide things among people is an aspect of daily life filled with potential pitfalls. Whether the deal involves land, an inheritance or credit for an idea, a split perceived as unfair can lead to war, personal feuds, or silent, seething resentment.
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Friday October 31, 2014
BBC PopUp, an experimental mobile news bureau, will spend November in Pittsburgh, shooting video stories that will be posted online and broadcast on BBC World. The Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab is working with BBC PopUp to host a community meeting to gather story ideas at 7 p.m. Monday in Newell-Simon Hall 3305.
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Shilo Rea, Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The list of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by deep DNA sequencing has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University’s Kathryn Roeder and the University of Pittsburgh’s Bernie Devlin.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
PITTSBURGH—When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, would also be an inflatable robot.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Fifteen teams have been chosen to work at the Carnegie Mellon University Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site, designed to create an effective and replicable process to commercialize innovations based on customer discovery and product adaptation.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 23, 2014
People are always coming and going, leaving one place on their way to another. And often they spend the time in those “non-places” in between staring at a mobile device. Justin Cranshaw, a Ph.D. student in the Institute for Software Research, helped Microsoft develop an app to see if those people in non-places might constitute communities.

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