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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|

Shaping the Future of Human-Robot Interaction at Davos

In the Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a robot mounted to a table must choose between three candy dishes. The robot — a sleek, multi-jointed black arm — has a camera mounted to its two-fingered gripper. The machine analyzes the [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Return to World Economic Forum

Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian led a university delegation to this year's World Economic Forum, an annual gathering that brings political, industrial, artistic and educational leaders together to discuss ideas and policy while shaping global agendas. The forum ran from January 21-24. This year's theme, "Stakeholders [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Mapping a Path to More Equitable Housing

For the sixth consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon University's EarthTime platform will help leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, visualize data on global challenges such as climate change, poverty and mental health. It's a unique map-based tool that's proven popular at the [...]

January 16th, 2020|