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Arumugam, Karamcheti, Gopalan, Wong, Tellex Help Robots Follow Spoken Commands

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

A new system based on research by Brown University computer scientists makes robots better at following spoken instructions, no matter how abstract or specific those instructions may be. The development, which was presented this week at the Robotics: Science and Systems 2017 conference in Boston, is a ...

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John Hughes Becomes Our Associate Chair

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The continued expansion of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has brought an important milestone: an Associate Chair will now assist Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel with important duties, and Professor John "Spike" Hughes will fill the ...

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Videos Of Talks From Co-Evolution, Celebrating John Savage's First 50 Years At Brown, Are Now Available

When John Savage came to Brown a half-century ago, computing was thought of as a service, not a discipline, and the idea of a Department of Computer Science at Brown was highly controversial.  Few could have predicted the infrastructure necessary today, or the challenges we face in the areas of cryptography, cybereconomics, big data, and ...

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The Societal Implications of Robotics Symposium 2, sponsored by Brown’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, is a unique day-long event featuring presentations and panels by more than 20 experts. The symposium highlights ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Will Serve On The Communications Of The ACM Research Highlights Editorial Board

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Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just accepted a four-year commitment to serve on the Editorial Board of the Research Highlights section of Communications of the ACM (CACM-RH), which is devoted to publishing the ...

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Esha Ghosh Wins An Inaugural Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

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"I'm delighted, of course," says PhD candidate Esha Ghosh of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). "There are so many reasons, but this is special to me because it focuses ...

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Ellie Pavlick Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just added another new faculty member: Ellie Pavlick is joining us as Assistant Professor in the summer of 2018. “I’m still interested in economics,” she says (Ellie has a BA in that field and a BM in saxophone performance), “but I felt like it ...

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Brown CS PhD Alum Charalampos Papamanthou Has Won An NSF CAREER Award

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Brown CS PhD alum Charalampos Papamanthou, now Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, is back in the news. Recently recognized for work that was the tenth-most-cited security research for 2012 and the fourth-highest-ranking paper from 2009, he's ...

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Brown CS Alum James Hendler Has Been Honored By The Association Of Moving Image Archivists

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Brown CS Master's and PhD alum James Hendler, now at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has just returned from the Digital Asset Symposium in New York City, where he received the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA ...

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DARPA Looks At New Work From HCRI And Bertram Malle On Teaching Robots Moral Norms

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Tagging photos and identifying spam? Relatively straightforward tasks for artificial intelligence. Understanding the intricacies of human social and moral norms in all their shades of grey? Much harder. DARPA has ...

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