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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 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. With its main campus located 3 miles (5 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon has grown into an international university with over a dozen degree-granting locations in six continents, including campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, and more than 20 research partnerships. The university has seven colleges and independent schools, all of which offer interdisciplinary programs: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science.

A Low-Cost Robot Ready for Any Obstacle

“This little robot can go almost anywhere. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a robotic system that enables a low-cost and relatively small legged robot to climb and …

Robots That Can Feel Cloth Layers May One Day Help With Laundry

“New research from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute (RI) can help robots feel layers of cloth rather than relying on computer vision tools to only see it. The work could allow robots to assist people with household tasks like …

Robots Learn Household Tasks by Watching Humans

“Novel Method Developed by CMU Researchers Allows Robots To Learn in the Wild. The robot watched as Shikhar Bahl opened the refrigerator door. It recorded his movements, the swing of the door, the location of the fridge and more, analyzing …

Physicist Seeks To Understand Dark Matter with Webb Telescope

“The much-anticipated launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will usher in a new era of research on our universe. Among the many researchers planning to take advantage of the data from the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor is Carnegie …

Algorithm Uses Mass Spectrometry Data to Predict Identity of Molecules

“New method saves time, money in developing new drugs An algorithm designed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computational Biology Department and St. Petersburg State University in Russia could help scientists identify unknown molecules. The algorithm, called MolDiscovery, uses …

An atomic look at lithium-rich batteries

“An international team of collaborators has made the first direct observation of the anionic redox reaction in a lithium-rich battery material. The research opens up pathways for improving existing battery cathodes—and designing new ones. Batteries have come a long …

CMU Lab Leads Development of Pasta That Morphs Into Shape When Cooked

“Flat-Packed Noodles Create More Sustainable Packaging, Transportation and Storage People love pasta for its shapes — from tubes of penne and rigatoni to spirals of fusilli and rotini. But what makes farfalle different from conchiglie also makes the staple a bear …

Tailing new ideas

“MechE’s Aaron Johnson’s Robomechanics Lab is looking to nature for robotic tail designs that make orientation tasks easier for moving robots. From lizards to kangaroos, many animals with tails possess an agility that allows them to turn or …

CMU’s Snakebot Goes for a Swim

“Carnegie Mellon University’s acclaimed snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage. A team from the Biorobotics Lab in the School of Computer Science’s Robotics …

A route for avoiding defects during additive manufacturing

“Additive manufacturing has yet to reach its potential in part because tiny bubbles or pores can form, creating weak spots in finished parts. Research published in Science reveals how the pores form and offers insight into controlling the machines to …