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Knitting machines power up with computer-generated patterns for 3D shapes

At last, a use for that industrial knitting machine you bought at a yard sale! Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a method that generates knitting patterns for arbitrary 3D shapes, opening the p

How Carnegie Mellon’s snake robot became the multi-legged snake monster

The snake has long been one of the most compelling demos out of Carnegie Mellon’s robotics lab. Inspired by the reptile of the same name, its long, skinny build makes it perfect for squeezing into t

Fingervision is robot skin made from cheap, off-the-shelf components

Fingervision isn’t much to look at. At first glance, it appears as though someone MacGyvered a GoPro case out of some clear food wrap and bits of plastic, attaching the creation to the end of a $25,

Teaching teams of drones to work alongside humans and nature

The Robust Reactive Systems Lab just might have the highest ceilings of any lab on the Carnegie Mellon campus. It’s big and drafty, and were it not for the rows of computer workstations, it might e

Crunch Report | ACLU Enrolls in Y Combinator

We are joined by the CEO of Product Hunt, which was just acquired by AngelList, the ACLU enrolls in Y Combinator, Daimler builds a self-driving car for Uber and top poker players lose to an AI develop

INNOVATE2016: The dark confessions of a lifelong Republican entrepreneur

Andrew Keen Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More post

Disney Research uses RFID tags to create powerless, low-cost interactive controllers

The team at Disney Research is up to its fun old tricks, this time finding some new uses for off-the-shelf RFID tags. Along with researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Disney’s laboratory wing has disco

At Carnegie Mellon, using tech to make teachers more engaging

Amy Ogan, an educational technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, calls herself a “CMU lifer” and for good reason. She nabbed both her undergraduate degree and Ph.D from the school

Researchers Can Now Create 3D-Printed (Plastic) Hair

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have created a system to put realistic-looking plastic hair on 3D printed objects. While this doesn’t help the follicularly challenged humans among us it does allo

What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold

Today we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, the definiti

AfterCollege Acquires CollegeFeed To Support Recent Grads Hunting For Jobs

AfterCollege, a platform supporting entry-level jobs and internships for recent college grads, just acquired CollegeFeed, a social network for job-seeking college students started by a former Googler.

Uber Opening Robotics Research Facility In Pittsburgh To Build Self-Driving Cars

Driver-on-demand service Uber is building a robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to "kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development," sources close to the decision have confirmed to TechCrunch. They s

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 crea

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/picture-25.png" />A cluster of computers on <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/carnegie-mellon-university">Carnegie Mellon's </a>campu

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

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/eric-schmidt.png" width="142" height="178" />Here's Google CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-schmidt">Eric Schmidt<

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 Universit

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 Universit

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

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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