SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 05, 2015
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has qualified 14 additional teams, including competitors from Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, China and South Korea, to join teams from Carnegie Mellon University and elsewhere in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, June 5–6 in Pomona, Calif.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 05, 2015
A team of Carnegie Mellon University undergraduates is heading to California's Mojave Desert this spring to flight test a sensor package they developed for analyzing large pits in the surface of the moon or Mars.
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Jocelyn Duffy, Shilo Rea
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Monday March 02, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University has funded eight new neuroscience projects through its ProSEED grant program. The projects, which are part of CMU's BrainHubinitiative, propose innovative solutions to answer some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university's strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 25, 2015
Astrobotic Technology, which is pursuing the Google Lunar XPrize together with Carnegie Mellon University, will not only deliver its own robot to the moon, but will also transport a pair of rovers for Hakuto, the only Japanese team in the competition.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 25, 2015
The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the world's largest robotics conference and, like members of the robotics field, its organizers predominantly have been men. This year, however, the conference committee is composed entirely of women, with Carnegie Mellon University providing one of the largest contingents.
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Philip Lehman
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Monday February 23, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University today announced that Herman Herman will succeed Anthony Stentz as director of its National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), effective today.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 23, 2015
Ariel Procaccia, assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, is one of 126 early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who are recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships.
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Thursday February 19, 2015
CBS This Morning — Saturday recently featured a report by correspondent Anthony Mason about Manuela Veloso, professor of computer science, and her artificial intelligence research involving the CoBot robots. Watch the segment here.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 19, 2015
Waleed Ammar, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute, is one of two Carnegie Mellon University students and one of just 15 graduate students from across North America chosen as 2015 Google Ph.D. Fellows.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 19, 2015
Two SCS privacy researchers, Lorrie Cranor of the Institute for Software Research, and Jason Hong of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, discussed how smartphones are used to gather personal information about users on the Feb.

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