SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday January 14, 2000
PITTSBURGH--Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have deployed a four-wheeled robot named Nomad to a site in Antarctica, where it will autonomously search for meteorites and classify them in the field with scientific instruments contained in a newly developed manipulator arm. The expedition marks the first time a robot will be used to discover extraterrestrial material that has fallen to Earth and could serve as a prototype for future scientific missions to Mars and the Moon.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 11, 2000
PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Automated Learning and Discovery (CALD), which focuses on data mining research, has received a $560,000 gift of equipment from IBM Corp., a corporate member of the center. The equipment includes workstations, computer servers, a one-terabyte "RAID (redundant arrays of independent disks) storage device and an expandable tape-cartridge robot with hundreds of 10-gigabyte tape cartridges and data management software, including DB2 on Linux, and Intelligent Miner.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 16, 1999
Robotic Applications for the Next Millennium, addressing the task performance of field and service robots, will be the topic of the Second International Conference on Field and Service Robotics--FSR'99 hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, August 29-31 on the university campus.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 22, 1999
Carnegie Mellon University scientists and their colleagues in the international Consortium for Speech Translation Advanced Research (C-STAR) are conducting an international video conference to demonstrate a travel planning system on the Web, which employs groundbreaking computer speech-to-speech translation technology that can translate among six languages at six different locations around the world.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 02, 1999
PIONEER, a small,bulldozer-like mobile robot, developed in part by Robotics Institute researchers and built by university spinoff RedZone Robotics, Inc., to inspect and assess the interior of the destroyed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, made its official debut in Ukraine last Thursday.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 01, 1999
James H. Morris, the Herbert A. Simon professor of human computer interaction and head of the Computer Science Department since 1992, has been named dean of the School of Computer Science (SCS), effective July 1.Morris, the developer of Carnegie Mellon's Andrew system in the early 1980s, succeeds Raj Reddy, the Herbert A. Simon professor of computer science and robotics and founder of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. Reddy will return to research and teaching after seven years at the helm of SCS.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 06, 1999
The School of Computer Science honored three outstanding staff members at its Fifth Annual Staff Recognition Ceremony and Celebration May 3. Tina Cobb, project community coordinator in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Laura Forsyth, executive assistant in the Computer Science Department and Paul Mazaitis, a research programmer in CSD's Parallel Data Lab, were chosen from a field of 13 nominees. Each received a certificate of merit, a crystal obelisk and a monetary award in recognition of their contributions to their colleagues and the school.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 03, 1999
Community Technology Partnerships, a group of 16 organizations that have been collaborating with Carnegie Mellon students and faculty on technology issues, including e-commerce and computers in communities, will present their findings and demonstrate an e-commerce Web site at a public meeting Tuesday, May 4, in Rangos Hall, second floor, University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 16, 1999
Robotics experts from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh, April 25-29, to hear more than 140 papers on the state of robotics in industry, academia and government research laboratories at the Eighth Bi-Annual International Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems. The event is sponsored by the American Nuclear Society, Carnegie Mellon University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Technology Center at the Westin William Penn Hotel.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 15, 1999
For years Todd Mowry had planned on becoming a doctor, but five weeks at Carnegie Mellon's Governor's School for the Sciences, a summer program for gifted high school students, abruptly changed his career path. He got his first taste of working with computers that summer of 1983, and he hasn't stopped since.

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