SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new campaign, "Make for Humanity," begins this week, seeking to harness the excitement and creativity surrounding the growing Maker Movement to improve the world, one community at a time. Carnegie Mellon University's Illah Nourbakhsh will launch "M4H" in a keynote address Friday, June 12, sponsored by Infosys at the White House's "Week of Making."
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday June 08, 2015
POMONA, Calif.—CHIMP, a four-limbed robot designed and built by Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Rescue Team, finished third and won $500,000 Saturday at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), a two-day event that pitted 24 of the world’s most advanced robots against each other in a test of their ability to respond to disasters.
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Susie Cribbs
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Friday May 29, 2015
LTI Research Professor Lorraine Levin has been named to the 2015-2016 class of fellows for Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE at Drexel®).
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 26, 2015
"Faster" is the byword for the Tartan Rescue Team from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) as it makes final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals June 5–6.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 20, 2015
Halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no laughing matter, but a phone information service developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers is leveraging people's interest in phone games and wacky humor to help spread urgent health information in Guinea.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 15, 2015
A new online resource from Carnegie Mellon University seeks to help people find the perfect rental property by using tools such as a machine learning algorithm that can estimate utility costs based not only on the housing unit itself but on the renter’s lifestyle.
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Ken Walters (Carnegie Mellon) and Emily Watts (Rivers Casino)
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Friday May 08, 2015
Four of the world's best players of heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 04, 2015
The Department of the Navy has named Emma Brunskill, assistant professor of computer science, one of 36 recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program — one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 01, 2015
NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program has awarded $375,000 in contracts to Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University to develop sensing and navigation technologies for finding minerals and other resources on the moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies.
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Ken Walters (Carnegie Mellon) and Emily Watts (Rivers Casino)
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Friday May 01, 2015
Today marks the halfway point of an 80,000-hand journey in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" poker competition. After 40,000 hands, the humans — four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon University's artificial intelligence program, Claudico.

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