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  • Watch A Scrabble-Bot Learn To Interact With And Insult Its Opponents

    Watch A Scrabble-Bot Learn To Interact With And Insult Its Opponents

    Robots will soon live among us – helping us out of bed, monitoring us, and assisting us in countless ways – but what if we just want to play a game of Scrabble? Victor is a Scrabble-playing robot created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University Quality Of Life Technology center to show how robots can interact with us on a daily basis, becoming friendly parts of our lives… Read More

  • Professor Tom Mitchell on the Never-Ending Language Learner

    Meet NELL. See NELL Run, Teach NELL How To Run (Demo, TCTV)

    A cluster of computers on Carnegie Mellon’s campus named NELL, or formally known as the Never-Ending Language Learning System, has attracted significant attention this week thanks to a NY Times article, “Aiming To Learn As We Do, A Machine Teaches Itself.” Indeed, the eight-month old computer system attempts to “teach” itself by perpetually scanning slices of the… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt's commencement address at Carnegie Mellon (Video)

    Here’s Google CEO Eric Schmidt‘s commencement address at Carnegie Mellon’s 112th commencement ceremony, held yesterday. (Via @CarnegieMellon) Schmidt’s talk to the audience, which he refers to as the ‘Facebook and Google generation’, is basically about the past, present and future of technology, how quickly and profoundly cultural habits change and how… Read More

  • Dr. Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon CS professor, dead at 47

    Noted Computer Science professor Randy Pausch passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch was a founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and worked on the Alice program, an animated educational system for high school and college students. It’s not difficult to find educators in CS who are as personable as Dr. Pausch was but… Read More

  • Dr. Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon CS professor, Dead at 47

    Noted Computer Science professor Randy Pausch passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch was a founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and worked on the Alice program, an animated educational system for high school and college students. It’s not difficult to find educators in CS who are as personable as Dr. Pausch was but… Read More

  • CMU's snake robot: Coming up through a toilet near you

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/817026&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ Got to see CMU’s Snake Robot up close and it’s really something. The bugger rolls around the floor and can climb up pipes and through holes with… Read More

  • Keepon the dancing robot and Diane the dirty call management system

    My alma mater, CMU, released a bunch of videos featuring wee little Keepon, a dancing robot that could potentially sequester himself into your colon and reproduce, but let’s not think about that now. Let’s think about how cute he is. More Keepon after the jump… Read More