SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 25, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Small robots the size of riding mowers could prepare a safe landing site for NASA's Moon outpost, according to a NASA-sponsored study prepared by Astrobotic Technology Inc. with technical assistance from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon researchers analyzed mission requirements and developed the design for an innovative new type of small lunar robot under contract from NASA's Lunar Surface Systems group.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 23, 2009
PITTSBURGH—More than two dozen industry partners have joined with Carnegie Mellon University and other Pittsburgh-area universities and community colleges to create an associate degree program that will train technicians to build and maintain robots and other embedded computer systems, which have become ubiquitous in today's world.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 20, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Grafitter, a technology that makes it easy to collect information about yourself over time and depict it in graph form on Twitter, is the 2009 winner of Carnegie Mellon University's second annual Smiley Award. The award, sponsored by Yahoo! Inc. recognizes innovation in technology-assisted person-to-person communication and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the university.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 20, 2009
Current faculty members in the Institute for Software Research are authors of four of the 35 articles chosen by the editors of IEEE Software as the best peer-reviewed articles published during the magazine's first 25 years. Another four articles have authors with Carnegie Mellon ties.Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis professor of computer science, is one of just four authors to have two articles in the Top 35 list.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 17, 2009
Ryan O'Donnell and Luis von Ahn, both assistant professors of computer science, are recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2009, which include two-year grants of $50,000.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 13, 2009
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- William L. Red Whittaker, Carnegie Mellon Universitys Fredkin Research Professor of Robotics and chairman and chief technical officer of Astrobotic Technology, Inc., has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 09, 2009
PITTSBURGH - Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University's Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, is this year's recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction's (SIGCHI) most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Members of the SIGCHI honorary group have made extensive contributions to the study of human-computer interaction (HCI) and have led in shaping its direction.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 06, 2009
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—The Walt Disney Company has announced the creation of the Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in recognition of the passion and energy Randy Pausch brought to his work at both Carnegie Mellon and Walt Disney Imagineering. Pausch is best known for his life-affirming "Last Lecture," which he delivered to his students and colleagues a few weeks after learning he had just months to live.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 05, 2009
PITTSBURGH--Charles Darwin celebrates his 200th birthday this year and, with the help of technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), the British naturalist has a lot of pent-up stories, theories and opinions to share.

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