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Tapping into the power grid could predict the morning traffic

Why is there traffic? This eternal question haunts civic planners, fluid dynamics professors, and car manufacturers alike. But just counting the cars on the road won't give you a sufficient answer: yo

Researchers train bipedal robots to step lightly over rough terrain

Researchers at the Hybrid Robotics Group at UC Berkeley and CMU are hard at work making sure their robots don’t fall over when tiptoeing through rough terrain. Using machine learning and ATRIAS

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

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

Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances

Researchers at CMU's Future Interfaces Group reckon they've come up with a quicker, less expensive and less cumbersome way to create a smart home. And one that might have some privacy benefits too. Ju

Writing aid for the blind provides a case study for “compassionate engineering” at Carnegie Mellon

New mobile games and robot butlers are all well and good, but there are also many applications for the latest technology in poverty-stricken school districts and in the service of the disabled. A Carn

Making wearables more useful and smart homes less of a chore

Wearables might be set to get a whole lot more useful in future if research being conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group is indicative of the direction of travel.

New Screen Technology, TapSense, Can Distinguish Between Different Parts Of Your Hand

And you thought multitouch gestures were annoying - how about mashing your whole hand on your screen to close an app or rapping on it with your knuckle to summon Siri (or <a HREF="https://beta.techcru

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

Carnegie Mellon wins DARPA Urban Challenge

The humans the car did not kill. My alma mater, CMU, won the DARPA city challenge in which they had to build — and successfully deploy — an autonomous vehicle in a simulated city environme