A rumor has been circulating for a while that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) provided information to the FBI, which led to the feds identifying Tor users linked to crimes. Details of any arrangements have been unclear, but evidence from a criminal case has confirmed a few facts.
Last week, an artificially intelligent robot scared me to death . The next day, I travelled to Carnegie Mellon University where I met a lab full of robots designed to do the exact opposite. Big, soft, and inflatable, these robots are Disney characters in real life. Your grandma’s going to love them. That’s the…
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The CAPTCHA is a wonderful thing, but it's not without its failings. And as hackers get better and better at cracking them, a team of CMU engineers are proposing an alternative: Inkblot tests.
NASA wants to have a lunar base in 2020, and they are teaming up with Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University to design automated Tonka trucks that would do the groundwork. And probably find Nazis:
Strangely enough, Microsoft is working on a robotics toolbox for programmers to create Windows powered automatons. They are funding a lab called the Center for Innovative Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (Go Tartans!) and should be creating BSODing help droids in the next fifty years.
Like a giant, autonomous Half-Life crate, the Crusher—and its little sister Spinner—is a rolling, intelligent battlefield delivery system. For example, the Crusher aka the UGCV PerceptOR Integrated (UPI) can wander along with a platoon and dispense rocket launchers like dangerous Pez.