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The future of self-driving cars includes vehicles that cooperate with, and take their cues from, humans, says CMU's John Dolan. 
At Carnegie Mellon, one of the leaders in robotics, Professor John Dolan is finding ways humans and machines can communicate safely on the road. He spoke with TechRepublic about his research.
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CMU's Sanjiv Singh was on CNBC's The Spark, showing off a drone that can map its environment in real-time.

The technology could have uses inspecting infrastructure (like pipes and bridges) and responding to disaster scenes.
CNBC's Kelly Evans travels to Carnegie Mellon University to learn about high-flying drones and the intelligence involved with the technology.
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A new trailer for Werner Herzog's new documentary, Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, is out. The documentary was filmed partially at Carnegie Mellon University.

The trailer features Joydeep Biswas (CS 2009, 2014), Dietrich College's Marcel Just and the National Robotics Engineering Center. The film comes to theaters Aug. 19.
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Before a robot's arm can reach into a tight space or pick up a delicate object, the robot needs to know precisely where its hand is.

That's important for a number of applications, including inspection tasks, says Matthew Klingensmith, a Ph.D. student in robotics at CMU. He's part of a team which is using a camera attached to a robot's hand to rapidly create a 3-D model of the real world.
Before a robot arm can reach into a tight space or pick up a delicate object, the robot needs to know precisely where its hand is. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have shown that a camera attached to the robot's hand can rapidly create a 3-D model of its ...
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Alumnus Chris Harrison is now an assistant professor of human-computer interaction at CMU, where he directs the Future Interfaces Group.

His lab creates sensing and interface technologies designed to foster more natural interactions between humans and computers.
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Compassion plays a role in a great engineering project, conclude researchers who examined development and deployment of a Braille writing tutor by CMU's TechBridgeWorld.
The development of an electronic Braille writing tutor at a school for the blind in India has been a labor of love over the past decade for M. Bernardine Dias and her Carnegie Mellon University colleagues, students and staff. And for the past year, it has provided a research window into the role ...
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Kyle Troutner (CS 2014) has been fascinated with Japanese culture since childhood. Today, Troutner is a software engineer at Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten.

The addition of a Japanese major while at CMU made his dream of working in Japan possible.
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Andrew’s Leap was “an eye-opening experience,” says Brendan Meeder (CS 2007, 2015) of the long-running summer enrichment program for middle-school and high-school students which was recently renamed Leap at CMU.

After his experience with Leap, there was little doubt that Meeder wanted to go into computer science, and attend Carnegie Mellon.
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When people find out Jennifer Cerully (CS 2004) works for RAND Corporation, they ask her about the movie "Dr. Strangelove"!

But she didn't see the movie until after she began working at RAND—and what this SCS alumna found isn’t strange at all.
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+Carnegie Mellon University's connection to artificial intelligence goes back to the very beginnings of the field.

Where has A.I. been --- and where is it going? Writer Linda Schmitmeyer asked seven CMU faculty for their opinions.
I first heard the Indian legend of “The Blind Men and the Elephant” in a junior high school English class, via John Godfrey Saxe's famous poem: It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation ...
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Sidd Srinivasa's goal is to enable robots to robustly and gracefully interact with the world to perform complex manipulation tasks in uncertain, unstructured, and cluttered environments.

A CMU alumnus, Srinivasa founded and directs the Personal Robotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
A world leader in computer science research and education. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Faculty and graduates of the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University have been advancing the field of computer science since 1956.

At its campus in Pittsburgh, the school offers a range of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition, since 2004 Carnegie Mellon has offered computer science undergraduate degrees at the university’s campus in Doha, Qatar.

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Leadership: SCS is recognized as a leader in all facets of computer science. Among its current and former faculty and alumni, the School of Computer Science claims 12 winners of the A.M. Turing Award, often considered the “Nobel Prize” of the computing world. Through its many research and educational partnerships, SCS faculty exercise daily leadership in the fields of information technology, networking, cybersecurity and robotics.

The Robotics Institute, one of SCS’s seven academic departments, is the world’s largest robotics research and development organization. Its National Robotics Engineering Center, located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, works closely with government agencies and industry clients to develop and mature robotic technologies from concept to commercialization.

NREC is at the forefront of designing unmanned robotic vehicles and assistant that can understand and navigate in hostile environments. NREC also creates robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.

Many SCS faculty conduct research funded by Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, the recognized world leader in designing safe, dependable software and preventing cyberattacks. In June, the SEI received a five-year contract from DoD, valued at $584 million, to continue its research and educational mission.

Impact: But SCS’s diverse interdisciplinary research and education extends into areas beyond the traditional boundaries of computer science.

The Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center—a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh—is mining educational data to develop radical new models of teaching mathematics and language skills to schoolchildren and adults who learned English as a second language. PSLC in 2010 received a five-year, $25 million grant from the NSF to continue its research.

Another interdisciplinary effort is the Entertainment Technology Center, a joint initiative of the School of Computer Science and CMU’s College of Fine Arts that brings together technologists and artists in close collaboration.

Facilities: The School of Computer Science now includes two buildings as innovative as the people who work inside them. In August 2009, work was completed on the new Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies. Made possible in part by a $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a $10 million grant from Pittsburgh philanthropists Henry and Elsie Hillman, the Gates and Hillman centers added 200,000 square feet of new office, research and classroom space.

The buildings make maximum use of recyclable building materials and energy saving technologies and recently were awarded gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Buildings Council.