Carnegie Mellon developing new robot

Carnegie Mellon developing new robot

PITTSBURGH, March 14 (UPI) -- A human-sized robot that uses rubberized tracks on its legs to move is being developed by a Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

Camera in football records ball's flight

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. and Japanese researchers say a new system could give football fans watching televised games a new camera angle -- with the camera in the ball itself.

Study: Good grammar makes bad passwords

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Good grammar may be important, but when used to concoct a long computer password, grammar -- good or bad -- undercuts its security, U.S. researchers say.

Chip maker hit with $1.7 billion verdict

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A California chip maker must pay nearly $1.17 billion for infringing patents held by Carnegie Mellon University, a Pittsburgh jury has decided.

A/C a big life saver

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Air conditioning has been a big life saver in the United States in the past 50 years and could prove to have the same benefit worldwide, a study indicates.

Lockheed, Carnegie Mellon work on cyberlab

PITTSBURGH, May 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. research center for cyberoperations and security innovation has been established by Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon University.

TSA 'behavior' screening nets few arrests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A controversial U.S. Transportation Security Agency effort to single out nervous-looking fliers is producing few arrests, officials said.

Airlines unlikely to drop fuel surcharges

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. airlines are unlikely to lower ticket prices even though the price of jet fuel has dropped significantly since summer, industry observers say.

Experts differ on N.J. voting machines

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey's electronic voting machines could be easily hacked with simple tools, a report released Friday said.

Lunar robot to begin field tests in Hawaii

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says an 880-pound robot designed to locate water and other resources on the moon will soon be field tested in Hawaii.

U.S. 'justifiable' homicides on the rise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The rising number of justifiable police and civilian slayings of criminal suspects reflects a "shoot first" attitude on U.S. streets, analysts say.

Study: Youth suicides on the rise

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The number of youth suicides in the United States has increased during the last few years despite predictions to the contrary, a new study says.

Study finds smoking tough to quit

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh researchers say they have a fix on why smokers find it tough to quit cold turkey.

Software aims to help wi-fi security

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh researchers say they have developed a low budget way of stopping hackers on WiFi or other wireless computer networks.

MRI used to locate, track specific cells

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have created a technology that uses magnetic resonance imaging to locate and track specific cells in a living body.
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Carnegie Mellon
The Carnegie Mellon University Tartan Racing Team, with itÕs GM Chevrolet Tahoe ÒBossÓ entry, won the $2 million first prize at the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Urban Challenge in Victorville, California on November 4, 2007. The Urban Challenge is a competition between robot vehicles that drive themselves on a 60-mile trek through a mock urban environment. (UPI Photo/General Motors/Handout)

Coordinates: 40°26′36″N 79°56′37″W / 40.443322°N 79.943583°W / 40.443322; -79.943583 Carnegie Mellon University (also known as CMU or simply Carnegie Mellon) is a prestigious private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The University’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city's Oakland neighborhood, partially extending into Squirrel Hill and Shadyside.

Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science, the Tepper School of Business, the School of Computer Science, and the H. John Heinz III College.

Carnegie Mellon students come from all 50 U.S. states and 93 countries and was named one of the "New Ivies" by Newsweek in 2006.

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