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  • ‘Brainlink’ increases robot functionality

    Carnegie Mellon spinoff BirdBrain Technologies, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, recently created Brainlink, a device that enables its users to add additional functionality to small robots and other electronics.

    SciTech | January 23, 2012
  • SciTech Briefs

    Names proposed for newest elements

    SciTech | December 5, 2011
  • SciTech Briefs

    Speedy neutrinos observed again

    SciTech | November 21, 2011
  • Research suggests government regulation can foster innovation

    Government regulation can actually foster technological innovation rather than hamper it, claims a study published this year by a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Wayne State University. The findings further question the role the government should play in the inner workings of the private sector.

    SciTech | November 14, 2011
  • The RayMatic: Making a thermostat with a human face

    How can one transform the mundane, impersonal task of glancing at a thermostat into a fun and engaging experience? Ray Yun, a Ph.D student who works in the department of architecture’s Computational Design Lab, just might have a solution with his RayMatic device.

    The RayMatic, named after its creator, utilizes what Yun refers to as an “anthropomorphic interface.”

    SciTech | November 7, 2011

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