SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Susie Cribbs
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Thursday November 13, 2014
More than 250 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute will gather this weekend to celebrate the institute's 20th anniversary at HCII20. The event kicks off on Friday, Nov. 14, with a day of workshops and tutorials ranging from Fabrication Techniques for HCI Prototyping to Intro to Game Design. Attendees will gather for a cocktail reception that evening in the institute's renovated lab space at 407 South Craig Street.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
Four inventions that trace their origins to the School of Computer Science and, particularly, the Robotics Institute, have been honored by the annual Best of What's New Awards by Popular Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 06, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University since 1984, will become director of the university's Robotics Institute, effective Nov. 15, School of Computer Science Dean Andrew W. Moore announced.Hebert succeeds Matthew Mason, who has led the institute for the last decade. A professor of robotics, Mason will return his focus to teaching and to his research on robotic manipulation.

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