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  • Researcher Profile

    Daniel Jacobs is a 6'5'' junior studying electrical and computer engineering, with a personality large enough to match his height. While his interests in math and physics might not set him drastically different from other engineering students, his enthusiasm for robotics very well might. This passion propelled him to a position this past summer as a Carnegie Mellon undergraduate robotics researche...

    SciTech | October 31, 2011
  • How Things Work

    Imagine that after getting ready for another workday, your phone, in your pocket, senses your departure and locks all of the entrances to your house for you. Simultaneously, your phone unlocks the driver’s-side door of your car. Before heading to work, you decide to stop by a Starbucks first, and at the register, you pay for your coffee by briefly waving your phone in front of the cash register. ...

    SciTech | October 17, 2011
  • Researchers assess pros and cons of hybrid electric vehicles

    Carnegie Mellon researchers have released new findings claiming that the use of battery electric vehicles (BEVs, or “all-electric vehicles”) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with large battery packs today are actually more expensive in the long run.

    SciTech | October 10, 2011
  • CMU students win Yahoo! contest

    Four Carnegie Mellon undergraduates have won the first-ever Yahoo! Open Hack All-Stars competition with Ruum, a file-sharing web application they created. Computer science majors Chong Xie and Amos Yuen, electrical and computer engineering major Arjuna Hayes, and art major Ethan Gladding were awarded the grand prize of $10,000 for their efforts.

    SciTech | October 3, 2011
  • Carnegie Mellon, Disney work to improve eye blink animation

    A group of Carnegie Mellon researchers, in association with Disney Research of Pittsburgh, are bringing animations closer to reality by modeling accurate eye blinks.

    SciTech | September 26, 2011

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