SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Ann Lyon Ritchie
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Tuesday March 15, 2016
Pavement riddled with cracks, graffiti on stop signs, icy surfaces that need rock salt: municipalities must respond to road infrastructure problems that are changing constantly. Christoph Mertz, principal project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, is researching how a smartphone could be a solution for all these issues, and more.
By 
Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Suzanne Thinnes (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
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Tuesday March 15, 2016
Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library, and that's why Carnegie Mellon University researchers plan to provide free Speck air quality monitors to 100 public libraries nationwide.
By 
Daniel Tkacik
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Friday March 11, 2016
Few people read privacy policies. Studies have projected that it would take an average user more than 600 hours to read every privacy policy associated with every website they visited in one year. However, research conducted over the past two years by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Fordham University and Stanford University is paving the way to a day when technology may be able to provide users with short summaries of privacy policies.
By 
Byron Spice
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Friday March 11, 2016
Katie Couric of Yahoo News examined the revitalization of Pittsburgh and found that Carnegie Mellon, including the work at the Robotics Institute, is playing a major role in the ongoing effort. Watch her online report.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 08, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years. The projects range from research on a wheel that can transform into a track to automated stress testing for critical software.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday March 07, 2016
Justine Cassell, School of Computer Science associate dean for technology strategy and impact, has been named a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). She is one of 56 distinguished individuals from science, the arts and business elected as fellows this year.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday March 03, 2016
The Robotics Institute’s Red Whittaker and the Andy lunar rover were on hand when Google, in partnership with Bad Robot and Epic Digital,  premiered the new documentary series, Moon Shot, at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, March 14. The series, including episode one featuring Red and Team Astrobotic, is available online for free. The nine-part docuseries, produced by Star Wars Episode VII director J.J.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 01, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center is inviting industry engineering, operations and research leaders to tour its Lawrenceville facility and learn more about how its cutting-edge technology can address their companies' needs.
By 
Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday March 01, 2016
Language Technologies Institute Director and Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science Jaime Carbonell will accept the 2015 Okawa Prize this week for "outstanding contributions to research in language technologies, machine learning and computational biology in the field of artificial intelligence."
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 24, 2016
Alumnus Ivan Sutherland, known as the father of computer graphics, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 5, during a black-tie ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

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