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Watch out Google, Uber may be making its own self-driving cars

The ride-hailing service partners with Carnegie Mellon University to build a high-tech lab that focuses on mapping, vehicle safety and autonomy technology.

By February 2, 2015


Engineers vs. designers: Will they overcome a dialogue of the deaf? (Q&A)

Design guru and computer scientist John Maeda believes there's a way to bridge a historical gap and infuse computer engineering with a more refined set of aesthetics.

By June 7, 2014


Disney Research invents 3D printer for teddy bears

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collaborating with Disney Research have designed a machine that can 3D print in woollen materials.

By April 28, 2014


Victor the trash-talking robot hates losing at Scrabble

Don't expect any friendly banter from Victor. Carnegie Mellon University's moody robot plays Scrabble poorly and tends to insult his human opponents.

By March 19, 2014


Should every nuclear plant have snake robots?

A Carnegie Mellon test shows that modular crawling robots can get deep into pipes at a nuclear facility, something that could help with inspections.

By July 9, 2013


Astrobotic, CMU build lunar lander in X Prize bid

As part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition, a Carnegie Mellon University team plans to send a robot to investigate the Apollo 11 landing site.

By June 15, 2011


Get a ball's-eye view with camera in football

BallCam shows the perspective from a spinning football, stitching images into seamless midair footage.

By February 27, 2013


$99 CMU robot is computer science learning tool

The Finch is a programmable two-wheeled bot with temperature and other sensors designed to get students interested in basic computer science.

By May 6, 2011


CMU shows off Honda Civic made electric

Convert your Civic to all-electric with this Carnegie Mellon project called ChargeCar. But be prepared to invest serious cash.

By March 18, 2011


Elect the best machines for the Robot Hall of Fame

For the first time, the public can help choose four distinguished robots for the Robot Hall of Fame. It's slightly more thrilling than this year's election.

By August 21, 2012