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Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel, React to Human Touch
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Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel, React to Human Touch

The RobotSweater machine-knitted textile "skin" can sense contact and pressure to make a robot "smarter during its interaction with humans."

Toxicity in Open-Source Community Varies From Other Internet Forums
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Toxicity in Open-Source Community Varies From Other Internet Forums

A team of researchers conducted an analysis of toxicity on open-source community platforms.

Algorithm May Help Autonomous Vehicles Navigate Narrow, Crowded Streets
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Algorithm May Help Autonomous Vehicles Navigate Narrow, Crowded Streets

An algorithm could enable autonomous vehicles to navigate crowded, narrow streets where vehicles traveling in opposite directions do not have enough space to pass...

Overcoming Tab Overload
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Overcoming Tab Overload

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have found that tab overload is an issue for many people.

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem
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CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem

The math puzzle was resolved by translating it into satisfiability problem.

Transparent, Reflective Objects Now Within Grasp of Robots
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Transparent, Reflective Objects Now Within Grasp of Robots

Roboticists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a technique that uses a color camera to enable robots to pick up transparent and reflective objects...

System Combines Smartphone Videos to Create 4D Visualizations
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System Combines Smartphone Videos to Create 4D Visualizations

Carnegie Mellon University researchers combined iPhone videos shot "in the wild" by separate cameras to produce four-dimensional visualizations.

Self-Driving Cars That Recognize Free Space Can Better Detect Objects
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Self-Driving Cars That Recognize Free Space Can Better Detect Objects

Researchers have developed a method to improve self-driving vehicles's ability to detect objects by enabling them to recognize empty space.

Device Simulates Feel of Walls, Solid Objects in VR
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Device Simulates Feel of Walls, Solid Objects in VR

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created a device to help simulate the feel of objects in virtual reality.

Carbonell Pioneered Use of Computers for Translation
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Carbonell Pioneered Use of Computers for Translation

The Distinguished Professor founded Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute.
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