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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 27, 2005
PITTSBURGH—On May 5, Carnegie Mellon University's H1ghlander robot will demonstrate that it has the skills to compete in the 2005 Grand Challenge, a driverless rumble through 175 miles of hostile desert terrain, including mountains, gullies and dry lakebeds, for a $2-million prize. The DARPA-sponsored, winner-take-all race will take place on Oct.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 11, 2005
PITTSBURGH—A group of Carnegie Mellon University researchers are part of an eight-institution team that will work on cybersecurity and trustworthy computing issues within a new National Science Foundation-funded (NSF) Science and Technology Center led by the University of California at Berkeley. NSF announced its intention to establish and fund the center today with a $19 million award, which they intend to disburse over five years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 31, 2005
PITTSBURGH—A team of Carnegie Mellon University computer science students will compete with more than 200 of the world's "best and brightest" programmers at the IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals April 3-7, in Shanghai, China.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 31, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Takeo Kanade, the U.A./Helen Whitaker university professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, has initiated a gift of his papers and memorabilia to the University Archives.
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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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