April 2, 2012

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Profs. Sidner and Chernova Serve as Local Arrangements Chairs for the International Human Robot Interaction Conference

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Candy Sidner served with Sonia Chernova as local arrangements chairs for the 7th International Human Robot Interaction conference held March 5-9, in Boston.  Candy and Sonia also served on the senior PC for the conference.

She served as a reviewer for the EU project NIFTI, a USAR multi-robot project funded project.  The review included a day at the Montelibretti Training Center for Italian firefighters where the project demonstrated its robots in a full scale accident tunnel.

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April 2, 2012

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“Giving Robots the Sense of Touch” Featured on YouTube

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Eduardo Torres-Jara’s work has been featured in a You Tube video entitled “Giving Robots the Sense of Touch.” Eduardo develops robots with soft tactile sensors and flexible joints that give them the ability to feel and manipulate objects and take on delicate tasks that are impossible for traditional robots with rigid arms [...]

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April 2, 2012

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Prof. David Brown Returns from Sabbatical

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David Brown recently returned from a three month Sabbatical visit to the Centre for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he was hosted by Professor F. Amilcar Cardoso, and expert on Computational Creativity [...]

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April 2, 2012

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Best-Video-Award given at the Human Robot Interaction Conference

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Rob Lindeman, on sabbatical at the University of Canterbuy HITLabNZ, was part of a joint team that created a video entitled “Demonstrating Maori Haka with Kinect and Nao Robots”, which received a Best-Video-Award at the Human Robot Interaction 2012 conference. Congratulations [...]

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April 2, 2012

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Profs. Moriarty and O’Donnell Featured in Christian Science Monitor

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Brian Moriarty, a game industry veteran and professor of practice in the IMGD program, and Dean O’Donnell, instructor in theatre and IMGD, were interviewed as part of an article about the extraordinary growth and societal impact of the video game industry [...]

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April 2, 2012

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CS Community Raises $500 to Support School in Cambodia

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Gary Pollice and ACM student member Alex Karp traveled to O’Reilly Media offices in Cambridge to pick up over 300 books, which were made available for free to any students or members of the community who wanted them. A donation dish was placed that would allow the community members to donate [...]

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April 2, 2012

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Innovators in Practice

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Craig Wills participated in a WPI Boston Alumni event at the Microsoft New England Research and Development facility in Cambridge.  The “Innovators in Practice” event featured panelists Bob Mason (WPI CS) CTO of Brightcove, Tom Daly (WPI ECE) CTO of Dyn and Ernie Cormier (WPI ME) CEO & President of Nexage.  The event was hosted […]

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April 2, 2012

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WPI Students Compete in Northeast Cyber Defense Competition

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Craig Shue, along with Andrew J. Kalafut, Mark Allman and Curtis R. Taylor had a paper “On Building Inexpensive Network Capabilities,” accepted to the ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, April 2012. He advised a team of WPI students that competed in the Northeast Cyber Defense Competition from March 9 to March 11 [...]

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April 2, 2012

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Prof. Elke Rundensteiner to Serve as Workshop Chair

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Elke Rundensteiner is serving as sole program chair for the 15th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, March 27-30, 2012, to be held in Berlin, Germany (EDBT’2012) [...]

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April 2, 2012

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New Computer Science Faculty Members

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Krishna Venkatasubramanian accepted WPI’s offer to join the Computer Science Department as a new faculty member in Cybersecurity. He has been a post-doc at UPenn after receiving his PhD at Arizona St. Dmitry Berenson accepted WPI’s offer [...]

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