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Rhode Island Robot Block Party Returns On April 13

The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 12-4 PM at the WaterFire Arts Center (475 Valley Street).

The event, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with Brown University's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and Brown CS, highlights the ...

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At the Intersection: Community Engagement & Careers in CS Social Impact

Written By: Ajula Van Ness-Otunnu, MET H.S. Intern

At the Intersection is a three-part series of articles focused on how the intersection between social change and computer science through Brown’s curriculum, community engagement and career tracks, and student advocacy gives students the opportunities to understand and practice humanitarian work in their CS education ...

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The Biggest Expansion In Brown CS History: CS With Impact

In an endeavor to increase opportunities for students and broaden excellence in research and teaching, Brown University will expand its Department of Computer Science over the next five years, adding 10 tenure track faculty members and five lecturers, as well as boosting support for collaborative, high-impact research.

The expansion, the largest in the 40-year history ...

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An Inflection Point: HCRI Looks Ahead To SIRoS 3

“SIRoS 1 was when the question really struck me,” remembers HCRI Co-Director, Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS. “How do we keep the value of humans, of people, from declining? We’ve known for a long time that we’re at an inflection point, and the first SIRoS really drove the point home for me ...

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The Associated Press Looks At A Brown/Hasbro Collaboration On A Robotic Companion For Seniors

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The Associated Press describes it as "an interaction in which the human is needed" and researchers from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Humanity-Centered Robotics Initative (HCRI) have some very important and very human interactivity in mind for their ...

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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 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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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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Fodor's New England Cites The Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative

We are immensely proud to be part of Brown. For more articles on our parent university check out our Praise for Brown page here.

The size of a travel guide is necessarily limited by the tourist's ability to carry yet another object while exploring or cram it into an overflowing backpack. In the latest ...