Soft, flexible robotic device aimed at helping foot/ankle problems

Soft, flexible robotic device aimed at helping foot/ankle problems

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A wearable device mimicking muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of ankle-foot disorders, U.S. researchers say.

Judge upholds $1.17 billion award for Carnegie Mellon University

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Pittsburgh turned down a request by Marvell Technology Group to cut a $1.17 billion verdict to $620 million in a patent violation case.

Web event scheduled on organizational cyber protection

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Carnegie Mellon University says it will conduct a free online seminar to teach organizations how to avoid and survive cyberattacks.
NASA's 6-foot Valkyrie humanoid robot ready for DARPA Challenge

NASA's 6-foot Valkyrie humanoid robot ready for DARPA Challenge

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NASA's humanoid robot Valkyrie, designed for the DARPA Challenge, has detachable arms, a soft body and wears clothes, for a "human" touch during search and rescue operations in disaster zones.
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Computer scans Web for images and to learn 'common sense'

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A computer at a U.S. university has been searching the Internet 24 hours a day for images and doing its best to understand them on its own, researchers say.

Study contradicts assumption cellphone use increases car accidents

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Cellphone use may not cause more car crashes and state laws banning phone use in cars are not reducing crash rates, a U.S./British study indicates.
Study: Latino immigrants shielded U.S. workers from job cuts

Study: Latino immigrants shielded U.S. workers from job cuts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Low-skilled Mexican-born U.S. workers shielded low-skilled U.S.-born workers from job losses during the Great Recession by returning to Mexico, a study found.
Recommended calorie information on menus not helpful

Recommended calorie information on menus not helpful

PITTSBURGH, July 20 (UPI) -- Providing consumers with recommended calorie information on menus already containing meal calorie counts didn't improve consumer choices, U.S. researchers say.

CMU brings infrastructure into focus

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- Experts on critical U.S. infrastructure are coming together this month to discuss protection of it from natural disasters and terrorist attack.

Southern California joins Northrop research group

FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 20 (UPI) -- The University of Southern California has joined Northrop Grumman's Cybersecurity Research Consortium to combat cyberthreats to the United States.
Zoomable keyboard could allow typing on a 'smart watch'

Zoomable keyboard could allow typing on a 'smart watch'

PITTSBURGH, April 30 (UPI) -- With rumors of so-called smart watches coming to market, U.S. researchers say they're trying to figure a way to type on the tiny screens of such devices.

Naked pope costume incites controversy

PITTSBURGH, April 30 (UPI) -- The Catholic Diocese in Pittsburgh said it has asked Carnegie Mellon University to discipline a coed who, naked from the waist down, dressed up as the pope.

Phone game teaches Pakistanis to use automated job services

PITTSBURGH, April 18 (UPI) -- A telephone game has put illiterate Pakistanis in touch with potential employers by educating them on the use of automated voice services, researchers say.

Patients aren't healthcare bargain hunters

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- High deductibles -- $1,000 or more for individual coverage -- don't motivate U.S. patients to shop around for the cheapest medical services, researchers say.
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.
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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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