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Our Inaugural Research Open House Attracts Over 100 Undergraduates

by Luke Camery, Meta-URA

The inaugural Brown CS Research Open House brought together eleven faculty members and over one hundred undergrads to demo projects, discuss the latest research innovations, and form partnerships that will shape their careers. Students flooded the Robotics Lab to start the evening's journey that would take them through every floor ...

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stefie10.jpg__120x180_q85_crop-1_subsampling-2.jpg Brown CS professor Stefanie Tellex was one of the featured speakers at MIT’s recent EmTech conference. MIT’s annual conference highlights invention and new developments in engineering and technology. Stefanie spoke about her work creating robots that can talk to each other and teach each other, which was deemed one of the ten most ...

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Stefanie Tellex Has Been Named One Of Robohub's

On October 11, in a fitting celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, Robohub (a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe) announced its 2016 list of "25 Women In Robotics You Need To Know About", and Assistant Profesor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's ...

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MIT Technology Review Asks Stefanie Tellex About Robotic Learning And Complex Tasks

To extrapolate is human: unless we've overlooked to the "PUSH" sign and are frantically pulling on a door, we easily adapt to differing styles of handles and knobs, figuring out intuitively whether to slide, rotate, push down, and so on. It's not so easy for robots, and if we eventually want to have ...

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George Konidaris Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

For many of us, being handed a C++ compiler in high school would have been a difficult and inauspicious introduction to computer science. Not so for George Konidaris, who joins Brown CS as assistant professor this autumn: as a teenager, growing up in South Africa, he had mostly used computers for games, but the compiler ...

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Stefanie Tellex Wins A NASA Early Career Faculty Award For Human-Robot Collaboration On Complex Tasks

2016 continues to be a significant year for Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has just won a NASA Early Career Faculty Award for a recent proposal ("Human-Robot Collaboration on Complex Tasks"). Earlier this year, she received a Sloan Fellowship, was listed in MIT Technology Review's ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Faculty

Recently, members of the Brown CS faculty have made historic contributions to global cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation, launched a world-class virtual reality environment, played a major role in the expansion of K-12 computer science education, and received honors from sources as diverse as Wired UK and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

For more stories on why Brown CS is so great, check out our Praise for Brown CS page here.

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into ...

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IEEE Spectrum References Brown's Million Objects Challenge In An Article On Robotic Grasping

As the field of robotics begins to make serious headway with the challenge of robotic grasping, Professor Stefanie Tellex's Humans to Robots Laboratory (H2R) at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues to draw attention. In a recent IEEE Spectrum article, Sergey Levine of Google mentions the "substantially broader aim" of ...

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MIT Technology Review Includes Research From The Humans To Robots Laboratory In Its 2016 Ten Breakthrough Technologies

Genetically engineered immune cells, reusable rockets, and self-driving cars have some excellent company this year: robots that learn tasks and share that knowledge with the cloud so other robots can benefit from it. MIT Technology Review has just released its Ten Breakthrough Technologies 2016, and recent work from Brown CS Professor Stefanie Tellex and her ...