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Realtime Robotics, Co-Founded By George Konidaris, Secures $2M In Funding

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Imagine a self-driving car zooming down the highway, or a robotic arm welding car parts in a factory. Suddenly, in less than a second, another car swerves in front of it, or a human trips and falls into the work area. The ...

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Applications Are Open For The Pausch Undergraduate Summer Research Award

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is glad to announce that applications are open for the Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, which provides $10,000 annually to ...

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Meta-TA Zach Kirschenbaum Helps Represent Brown CS At The Out For Undergraduate Tech Conference

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Zach Kirschenbaum (he/him), a junior CS concentrator at Brown University, doesn't even remember how he found out about the Out for Undergrad (O4U) Tech conference, which is designed to help high-achieving LGBTQ undergrads in software development and technology reach ...

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Brown Students Win Best Data Visualization Prize At HackMIT

by Jack Roswell

Last month, over 1000 hackers from across the globe, from Stockholm to San Francisco, gathered at HackMIT. For 24 hours, they worked in teams of no more than four to transform their ideas into reality. Some took a practical approach, making programs to sharpen an image, or websites to validate the authenticity ...

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The Life After Brown Series Returns With Peter Norvig, Google's Director Of Research

One of the things we hear most often from our alums is that they keenly remember the pressures and uncertainties as they approached Brown graduation and weighed their next step in life.  They want to share the experience that followed with the next generation, and our students who are getting ready to graduate are just ...

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A Brown/Hasbro Team Will Design Smart Robotic Companions To Assist Seniors

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

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A group of academic researchers, led by cognitive and computer scientists from Brown University, is teaming up with a cross-functional team from global play and entertainment leader Hasbro to ...

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Brown CS And HCRI Faculty Advise On Forthcoming AI Legislation

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The judicial systems of eight states utilize a computational process sometimes referred to as algorithmic sentencing, which uses algorithms to assess the risk of a criminal committing future crimes. This assessment then provides guidance for judges as they make sentencing ...

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The New Yorker Visits Tellex's H2R Lab In A Feature On Automation

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It's a new and strange moment, captured in the photo that heads the article: a robot has just plucked the petals of an artifical daisy, with an eye to someday replacing the intricate but backbreaking ...

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Klein's New Work: A Balanced Power Diagram Is The Anti-Gerrymander?

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"Our justice system can't guarantee fair outcomes," says Professor Philip Klein of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), "but it can guarantee fair processes. Gerrymandering is a political issue more than a technical one, but we're trying ...

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George Konidaris And Stefanie Tellex Earn DARPA Director's Fellowships

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded four Brown University faculty members with Director’s Fellowships, which are given to the top performers among agency’s Young Faculty Award recipients.

David Borton, Amanda Jamieson, George Konidaris and Stefanie Tellex each won Young Faculty Awards in ...

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