SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday August 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Adrien Treuille, an assistant professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University who specializes in real-time computer simulation techniques, has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 13, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University today announced the beta release of Alice 3, the latest version of an innovative software environment designed to take something challenging — learning about computer programming — and make it as fun as creating an animated movie or a video game.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 13, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an analytical technique to detect the multiple genetic variations that contribute to complex disease syndromes such as diabetes, asthma and cancer, which are characterized by multiple clinical and molecular traits.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 13, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The pogo stick, once just a springy toy that helped kids hop a few inches off the ground, has evolved into high-performance equipment for extreme athletes, capable of launching people eight feet or more into the air. And arguably the most extreme of these new sticks is the "BowGo," developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 21, 2009
Students from Carnegie Mellon and four historically black universities teamed up to take first place and win a special acknowledgment in the IJCAI 2009 Student Robotics Challenge. The students used the Chiara hexapod robot designed in CMU's Tekkotsu lab (see Chiara-Robot.org).The team consisted of:
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carlos Guestrin, Finmeccanica Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Machine Learning in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, has won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 09, 2009
Bossa Nova Robotics, a 2005 spinoff from the Robotics Institute, came to campus July 9 to unveil to the news media its first commercial products - a pair of toy robots called Prime-8 and Penbo.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 08, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) Press announces the release of "Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning," a book for analyzing and understanding video games. The book is edited by Drew Davidson, program director of ETC-Pittsburgh, and features the work of 22 developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers who look at video games through various levels of experience.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 06, 2009
Astrobotic Technology Inc. announced today that it has begun testing a robot designed to win a NASA competition for excavating simulated Moon dirt. The NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge, set for Oct. 17-18 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, will award $500,000 for the robot that can dig and dump the most simulated lunar dirt during a 30-minute workout. ("Regolith" is the technical term for the soil covering a planet, moon or asteroid.)
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 25, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Randal E. Bryant, university professor and dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS), has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean, effective July 1. Since Bryant became dean in 2004, the school has established the world's first Machine Learning Department, launched the National Science Foundation-sponsored Quality of Life Technology Center with the University of Pittsburgh and conceived and constructed the Gates and Hillman Centers, new classroom, lab and office buildings that the school will occupy later this summer.

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