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Chris Atkeson Critiques Robotics in Movies with Wired

Our own Chris Atkeson sat down with the Wired crew for an in-depth discussion of robotics technologies in movies and television: I, Robot, Blade Runner, Terminator, Westworld (2016), Making Mr. Right, Austin Powers, Minority Report, Westworld (1973), Battlestar Galactica, Rising Sun, Bicentennial Man, Transformers, Black [...]

February 20th, 2020|

Kolter, Gkioulekas Named Sloan Research Fellows

Ziko Kolter and Ioannis Gkioulekas Ziko Kolter, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department (CSD), and Ioannis Gkioulekas, an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute, are among 126 early career researchers to receive 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships. The prestigious fellowships honor outstanding [...]

February 12th, 2020|

CMU Textiles Lab’s Research Scraps Turned into Art

Sharp-eyed attendees of the Threads of Truth fiber arts based exhibition in the Zhou B. Art Center might notice that Vivian Lin's new soft sculpture "Thy Eve" is made of samples and scraps from the research performed in the CMU Textiles Lab [autoknit, visualknit]. Vivian [...]

February 6th, 2020|

Asakawa Wins Helen Keller Achievement Award

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced that Chieko Asakawa, an IBM Fellow and the IBM Distinguished Service Professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, is one of three recipients this year of its prestigious Helen Keller Achievement Awards. The AFB recognizes Asakawa for [...]

February 5th, 2020|

New Software Agents Will Infer What Users Are Thinking

Robotics Institute Research Professor Katia Sycara DARPA Project Aims To Use Machine Social Intelligence to Improve Teamwork PITTSBURGH—Personal assistants today can figure out what you are saying, but what if they could infer what you were thinking based on your actions? A team [...]

February 5th, 2020|