SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Sunday November 04, 2007
VICTORVILLE, Calif.— A self-driving SUV called Boss made history by driving swiftly and safely while sharing the road with human drivers andother robots. The feat earned Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Racingfirst place in the DARPA Urban Challenge.Officials of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) todaydeclared Boss the winner of Saturday's event, which pitted 11 autonomousvehicles against each other on a course of suburban/urban roadways.
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Byron Spice
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Friday November 02, 2007
Victorville, Calif.— The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA) today announced that 11 teams have been selected as finalists tocompete in the DARPA Urban Challenge Event on November 3 at the formerGeorge Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 31, 2007
Join your friends in the School of Computer Science for a live Web cast of the DARPA Urban Challenge, a race for self-driving vehicles, from 8:30 a m to 6 pm, EDT Saturday, Nov. 3., in the Adamson Wing (136A) in Baker/Porter Halls on the university campus. The Urban Challenge, which takes place at the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif., will feature "Boss," a Chevy Tahoe entered by Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Racing Team and as many as 19 other vehicles.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 26, 2007
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University's U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, has received the inaugural Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Vision "for his multiple and lasting contributions to the field."The award is named for the late Azriel Rosenfeld (1931-2004), a much-honored professor and director of the Center for Automation Research atthe University of Maryland.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 23, 2007
VICTORVILLE, Calif.— Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Racing team, www.tartanracing.org, and Boss, its autonomous SUV, are ready for the next step in their drive to the DARPA Urban Challenge — the National Qualification Event (NQE) at the former George Air Force Base. "The technical challenges Boss will face in this event, run on urban streets and governed by the rules of the road, was beyond the capability of any robotic vehicle just a few years ago," said William "Red" Whittaker, the Tartan Racing team leader and a pioneering roboticist in Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Inst
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 18, 2007
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University's U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, is the 2007 recipient of the Okawa Prize, which is sponsored by the Japan-based Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications. The prize pays tribute to and publicly recognizes people who have made outstanding international contributions to research, technological development and business in the information and telecommunications fields.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 16, 2007
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, led by Pitt Psychology Professor Thomas Kamarck, are studying the effectiveness of a wrist-mounted instrument for measuring psychosocial stress exposure during the course of daily life.Kamarck and his colleagues have received a $426,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the first year of their four-year project, which is part of a larger NIH initiative to study environmental factors that people encounter every day that may increase their risk of certain diseases. The study will make use
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 10, 2007
Students, faculty and staff of the School of Computer Science are invited to attend the Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy awards presentation at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 03, 2007
More than 60 women undergraduates will attend a first-of-its-kind conference focusing on computer science research opportunities for female students at Carnegie Mellon University October 5-7. The conference, "Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science" (OurCS), sponsored by Microsoft Research, will feature some of the world's leading female computer scientists as speakers. More significantly, OurCS is designed to have students doing actual research, working on research problems in teams guided by scientists from academia and industry.

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