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Head: Illah Nourbakhsh
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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CMU Robotics Kits To Be Integrated Into PA, WV Middle Schools
October 07, 2013. An innovative program that introduces robotic technology into non-technical middle school classes will be used by suburban Pittsburgh and rural West Virginia schools in a federally funded research project to identify and nurture students with an affinity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Kit Can Turn Artwork and Crafts Into Robots
July 10, 2012. Almost anything that can be made with paper, paint and cardboard can be animated with an educational robotics kit developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. No technical experience is necessary to use the kit, but classroom teachers say it fosters interest in technology among students ages 11 and up. The kit, called Hummingbird, is now available for sale ($199) through a CMU spinoff company, BirdBrain Technologies.
Nourbakhsh Wins Carnegie Science Award
February 03, 2012. The Carnegie Science Center has named Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics, as the winner of the Catalyst Award in this year’s Carnegie Science Awards. The Catalyst Award recognizes excellence in promoting public awareness of scientific issues, and advancing science in society to bring about measurable, beneficial change.