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Could robots help in the fight against pandemics? A group of researchers say it’s possible

Robots have long been used to tackle dangerous and dirty jobs. But during a pandemic, even everyday tasks outside the home carry a risk, especially for the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.

By Avery Keatley/WESA

Pittsburgh universities, schools increasing precautions over coronavirus

Pitt is asking university members who have recently been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea to practice "social distancing" for two weeks.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

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Carngegie Mellon, Pitt and UPMC restrict official travel to China

The disease, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has infected some 17,000 Chinese citizens and killed more than 360.
By Sarah Boden/WESA

CMU researchers create system to locate gunshots with as few as three smartphones

It uses triangulation to find the gunshots based on the camera’s location.
By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Siri, tell Fido to stop barking: What’s machine learning, and what’s the future of it?

Machine learning is an integral part of Pittsburgh’s tech economy, thanks to Carnegie Mellon University’s position as one of the nation’s foremost research centers on the topic.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

#NoTechForICE: Carnegie Mellon students urge university to bar Palantir from campus

Immigration and Customs Enforcement used Palantir’s software in an August workplace deportation raid in Mississippi, where nearly 700 people were arrested. 

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Carnegie Mellon researchers developing tech to help college professors be better teachers

A system developed by a Carnegie Mellon University team aims to give educators more data to work with so they can improve their teaching techniques.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

NASA taps CMU and Pitt researchers to improve 3-D printed parts for planes

NASA’s aviation arm has commissioned researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions to improve the process of 3-D printing airplane parts.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

CMU quietly hosts Project Maven offshoot through Army AI Task Force

The Army hopes this system of analysis will be able to surveil from miles above, without having boots on the ground
By Adam Tunnard/WESA