18 hrs ago
Robots learn to take a proper handoff by following digitized human examples
A humanoid robot can receive an object handed to it by a person with something approaching natural, human-like motion thanks to a new method developed by scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh in a project partially funded by the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University and Karlsruhe Institute of ... (more)
22 hrs ago
Robots may care for aging baby boomers as number of home aides dwindles
The PR2 robot made by Willow Garage in Menlo Park, Calif. Researchers say robots like this may be used to help care for aging baby boomers.
Sun May 19, 2013
NBC Los Angeles
Studies Links Smartphones to Lower Test Scores
Researchers at University of California, Irvine and Carnegie Mellon University have found that people taking cognitive tests with access to smartphones and other gadgets scored 20 percent lower than those without.
Sat May 18, 2013
Megan Hilty Couldn't Be Happier
It is a rare actor that can graduate from college, and within a few short months, find themselves on Broadway, cast in a lead role in the biggest blockbuster musical in town opposite Tony Award-winning actors.
Mail on Sunday
Digital multitasking is making us dumber, but research shows we may...
The constant distractions that people now face from emails, texts and social media is ruining our ability to complete tasks as efficiently as we used to and is making us dumber claims a new survey.
Fri May 17, 2013
Charges filed against two in CMU nudity case
Following an internal investigation, the president of Carnegie Mellon University announced that misdemeanor indecent exposure charges would be filed against two students related to an incident last month.
Multitasking strains brain resources
Dario Salvucci discussed the advances made in modeling multitasking in the latest lecture in the College of Engineering's Dean's Lecture Series.
Thu May 16, 2013
Clemson receives $5M for alliance to increase African-Americans in computer sciences
The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University a $5 million grant to launch the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences.
New insights into how materials transfer heat could lead to improved electronics
U of T Engineering researchers, working with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University, have published new insights into how materials transfer heat, which could lead eventually to smaller, more powerful electronic devices.
Corbett Announces Changes at PDE
Gov. Tom Corbett has announced that Ronald J. Tomalis will leave his post as Secretary of Education on May 31 to become Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education.
Wed May 15, 2013
Nude artists can't disguise their silliness
That succinct email came from Robb S. Godshaw, 22, to the Post-Gazette. Mr. Godshaw is the less famous of two Carnegie Mellon University students recently charged with indecent exposure and is clearly a young man who believes in brevity, in both his words and attire.
CMU Instructors Remember NCIS Actress' School Days
NCIS fans know her as Ziva, but Cote de Pablo learned much of what brought her stardom here in Pittsburgh.
Demo Day shows off tech talent
The latest round of AlphaLab startups made their official debut Tuesday afternoon at Demo Day and University Preview.
New Tool Simplifies Online Project Management
Pipeline, developed by a Carnegie Mellon University researcher, is a free project-management platform built to leverage team skills and mete out trust and responsibility at desired levels.
Tue May 14, 2013
El Paso Times
El Paso lawyer Marco Delgado seeks delay in trial
The lawyers for an El Paso lawyer and Carnegie Mellon University trustee suspected of laundering millions for a drug cartel plan to ask for a delay to next week's trial so a psychological evaluation can be done.
PVPUSD Releases College Destination List
Graduating seniors from Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Peninsula high schools will be attending a wide range of colleges and universities in the fall, according to a list released last week by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
How Stuff Works
Autonomous Robot Comprehends Objects On Its Own
HERB, the Home-Exploring Robot Butler, uses color video, a Kinect depth-sensing camera, metadata and other non-visual information to understand objects.
Sestak hints at 2016 Senate run against Toomey
Pat Toomey -- announced today that he is eyeing another Senate run in 2016, signaling he will not seek the governor's mansion next year.
GraphLab Raises $6.75M For Data Analysis Used In Consumer Recommendation Services
GraphLab , the open-source distributed database, has received $6.75 million from Madrona Venture Group and NEA for its machine learning technology used to analyze data graphs for recommendation engines.
Mon May 13, 2013
Ex-CMU trustee's Texas trial to begin on charges of laundering money for Mexican drug cartel
A former Carnegie Mellon University trustee is scheduled to go to trial next week in Texas on charges of conspiracy to launder millions for a Mexican drug cartel.