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Associate Professor Chad Jenkins and Henry Evans presented a great talk about using robots to improve the quality of life for the physically disabled at the TEDxMidAtlantic 2013 conference in Washington, D.C. Henry, who is a mute quadriplegic, presented remotely via a Beam mobile telepresence system from his home in Northern California. He also ...

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Laidlaw.jpg David Laidlaw, Professor of Computer Science, has been named a 2014 IEEE Fellow for contributions to data visualization and analytics. His main contributions to computer science are threefold: developing scientific data visualization solutions; pioneering evaluation of visualization software for scientific inquiry; and transitioning visualization insights to quantitative evidence.

The software systems and techniques developed by ...

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Franco_Preparata.jpg The Department of Computer Science will bid a fond farewell to Professor Franco Preparata on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Preparata will become Professor Emeritus in 2014, and to commemorate this occasion, he will give a lecture entitled "Revisiting Half a Century of Computer Science: A Farewell Conversation" at 4:00 pm in CIT 368. A ...

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Brown Robotics and BaxterProfessors Chad Jenkins and Stefanie Tellex and the students of Brown Robotics with the new Baxter Research Robot

Christmas arrived earlier this week to the Brown Robotics lab. The faculty and students of Brown Robotics unpacked the newest addition to the lab, a Baxter Research Robot designed and built by Rethink Robotics in Boston, Massachusetts ...

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Prof. David H. Laidlaw, Hua Guo, Ryan Cabeen Recent work from Professor David H. Laidlaw's Visualization Research Lab is helping scientists better understand connectivity in the brain.

At the Information Visualization conference (InfoVis) in October, Ph.D. student Hua Guo presented a poster about her novel tool, BraiNet, which visualizes the graph of neuron projections between different brain parts. Her poster, titled ...

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