SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday March 14, 2005
PITTSBURGH—The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $750,000 grant to support research into how the human brain deciphers language, which could one day yield advances in the treatment of neurological disorders such as autism and dyslexia. This multidisciplinary research is being conducted by Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb Professor of Psychology, and Tom Mitchell, the Edward Fredkin Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Learning in the School of Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 09, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Nomad, one of Carnegie Mellon University's most accomplished robotic rovers, is at it again. This time the rover that trekked 220 km through Chile's Atacama Desert and explored Antarctica for meteorites, is being groomed for a potential return to the frozen continent to search for signs of living microorganisms near the top of its icy surface.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 07, 2005
PITTSBURGH — On March 6, Port Authority of Allegheny County will introduce a voice-activated, spoken dialogue system, developed by Carnegie Mellon University language technology experts with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), designed to make bus-scheduling information more accessible to elderly riders. Initially, the automated system will offer information through March 20 on 10 bus routes operating in the East End section of Pittsburgh during times when Port Authority customer service representatives are not available to answer telephones.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 07, 2005
DOHA, Qatar—Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is pleased to announce a leadership symposium and evening gala as part of inaugural celebrations being hosted by Qatar Foundation March 9 and 10, 2005. The inaugural celebrations honor the opening of Carnegie Mellon Qatar, the first international branch campus of one of the world's top-ranking universities. The March 9 symposium will bring together a panel of distinguished Carnegie Mellon experts in computer science and business with Qatar's top business leaders.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 10, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC), part of the Robotics Institute in the School of Computer Science, and United Defense Industries, Inc. (UDI) have been awarded a $26.4 million system development and demonstration (SDD) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Program Office/Robotic Systems to design, develop and produce tactical unmanned ground vehicles (TUGV) for the U.S.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 08, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team (www.redteamracing.org) has entered two driverless HUMMERS in the DARPA Grand Challenge, a 175-mile, winner-take-all desert race for robots, scheduled to take place Oct. 8, 2005. The first machine to reach the finish line within 10 hours wins a prize of $2 million. There is no second place. To compete, the two HUMMERS, named Sandstorm and H1ghlander, must first demonstrate their capability for success in the race by succeeding in the preliminaries. Red Team leader, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Professor William L.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 05, 2004
PITTSBURGH—More than 40 experts in the field of robotics will be gathering at Carnegie Mellon University Oct. 11-14 to participate in the 25th-anniversary celebration of the university's famed Robotics Institute. They will debate, demonstrate and ponder the future of the field during a four-day series of events that includes a symposium on the Grand Challenges of robotics, demonstrations of leading-edge robotics projects and a series of seminars on the commercialization of robotics research.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2004
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's IT Services Qualification Center (ITsqc) has authorized Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) to evaluate organizations that are adopting the university's eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers (eSCM-SP). UL is joining a select group that the Carnegie Mellon center is establishing to ensure that there are highly qualified professional teams conducting evaluations that may lead to certification of service providers.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2004
PITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh a five-year, $25 million grant to establish the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC), which will sponsor rigorous research into how people learn and, based on what they find, develop technologies and approaches to teaching that will foster consistently high achievement in the nation's classrooms.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 01, 2004
PITTSBURGH—Post-pop artist and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Burton Morris who has gained worldwide attention for his playful, colorful posters celebrating the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 76th Academy Awards Ceremony has created a poster to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the university's Robotics Institute. www.ri25.org. Morris will be at Carnegie Mellon's University Center from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, to sign copies of the poster for the university community.

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