Finally, a Robot Chimp that Turns into a Tank

September 24, 2013
The harrowing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown, the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Chilean Copiapó mine collapse: extraordinarily dangerous circumstances that called for not just human but superhuman solutions. Enter the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), a gauntlet-dropping cool-as-it-sounds competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense in which advanced robotics researchers work to create robot ......
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Robotic snake can 'perch' on poles

September 24, 2013
The amazing modular snake robots of theBiorobotics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, have gained a new ability; to grapple and wrap around any object they are thrown at. The Biorobotics Lab is something of a specialist in robotic snakes. Given a snake’s lack of limbs, feet and any additional appendages, their unique take on propulsion is an ideal one to replicate in robots designed to explore h ......
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Carnegie Mellon U. Students Use Fingerprint Scans, Not ID C ...

September 24, 2013
Four seniors at Carnegie Mellon University who grew tired of scouring their backpacks to find their student-ID cards every time they wanted a bite to eat have found a new way to pay: their fingerprints. “We carry around these little slabs of plastic,” says Kelly Lau-Kee. “You really shouldn’t have to carry anything on you that could be lost or stolen anymore. You should be able to pay or ID yourself just by being yourse ......
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Carnegie Mellon symposium explores effect of Marcellus Shale gas

September 24, 2013
A symposium on Marcellus Shale drilling at Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday was the latest initiative undertaken by the school as it tries to carve a niche in the crowded world of energy academia. CMU’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation hosted the National Academy of Engineering Symposium, a series of talks between academics, energy executives and environmental experts on the controversial development ex ......
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How Facial Recognition Tech Could Help Trace Terrorism Suspec ...

September 24, 2013
The FBI appealed to the public Thursday for help identifying two men shown in pixilated photos and video footage who are suspected of involvement in Monday’s bomb attacks in Boston. The two men, now identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, brothers originally from Chechnya, were involved in a dramatic shootout with police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday night. The pair robbed a 7/11 and killed an ......
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PhD teaches computer to play Super Mario Bros.

September 23, 2013
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tom Murphy has a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, a job at Google and is undoubtedly the best “Super Mario Bros.” player who does not use a controller. From his experience with machine learning from work, he said, “I know that sometimes really elegantly simple techniques, along with lots of data and/or lots of computation, can produce surprisingly good results.” So he deci ......
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Autonomous Robot Comprehends Objects On Its Own

September 23, 2013
Future service robots will need to quickly discover objects in their environment to maximize their potential. But robots that rely on computer vision alone often struggle to fully define objects in their surroundings. Therefore, a research team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute has developed Lifelong Robotic Object Discovery (LROD), a process that enabled HERB, the two-armed Home-Exploring Robot Butle ......
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SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering Held Talks on Admissions of ...

September 9, 2013
SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering Held Talks on Admissions of Double-degree Graduate Program
SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) held talks on admissions of its doubl ......
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Vice Minister Ping Hao Led a Delegation from Ministry of Education to I ...

August 22, 2013
Vice Minister Ping Hao Led a Delegation from Ministry of Education to Inspect East Campus of SYSU
On August 14th, a delegation from Ministry of Education, led by Vice Minister Ping ......
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