SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The rise of social media has seemed like a bonanza for behavioral scientists, who have eagerly tapped the social nets to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing. But computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University warn that those massive datasets may be misleading.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain do when people read.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH—For three years, a group of robots, known as CoBots, has been navigating the corridors of Carnegie Mellon University's Gates and Hillman centers and Newell-Simon Hall, running errands and guiding visitors without human supervision. On Nov. 18, their collective odometer reached 1,000 kilometers — more than 620 miles — a first-ever accomplishment for indoor autonomous robots.And they have no plans to stop.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 24, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University today unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled robot designed to scramble up steep slopes and survive the temperature swings and high radiation encountered while exploring the moon's pits, caves and polar ice.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 20, 2014
President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Carnegie Mellon University's Mary Shaw, citing her innovations to computer science education, during a White House ceremony Nov. 20.Shaw, who earned her Ph.D. in computer science at CMU, is the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in the Institute for Software Research. She was honored along with 18 other recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. (Watch the video below.)
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Susie Cribbs
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Wednesday November 19, 2014
Human-Computer Interaction Institute Assistant Professor Chris Harrison joined 17 of the nation's most innovative early career scientists and engineers as a recipient of a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 19, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University will unveil its latest robot and present lunar exploration technologies at a technology fair, "Meet Andy: Technology for the New Moon,” from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24, in the Planetary Robotics Laboratory, located on the first floor of the Gates and Hillman centers.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 18, 2014
A Carnegie Mellon University programming team called XP-Developer earned a trip to the Association for Computing Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals with a second place finish at the East Central North America ACM-ICPC competition.
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Heidi Opdyke
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Monday November 17, 2014
Stephen Smith has found a twist to a sticky situation.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 17, 2014
A report on the business of robotics by CNN’s Maggie Lake that was shot at Carnegie Mellon last summer will air Nov. 17 and 18 on CNN International.

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