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Humans must overcome distrust of robots: researchers

Helping to solve robot navigation through crowded human spaces was the topic of a research presentation by computer science professor Ross Knepper and doctoral student Christoforos Mavrogiannis.

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Undergrad helps develop concussion diagnosis device

A portable concussion detection machine created by three college students, including one from the College of Arts and Sciences, was shown at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.

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Rating systems may discriminate against Uber drivers

Many new "sharing economy" companies, like Uber and Airbnb, use consumer-sourced ratings to evaluate their workers – but these systems can include bias based on race or gender.

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Syncing data center computers at the speed of light

Computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon has developed a system in which signals sent at the speed of light over fiber-optic cables keep data center computers in sync to within a few nanoseconds.

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Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app launches

The Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app has been launched and, thanks to machine-learning technology, can identify hundreds of North American species it “sees” in photos.

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Martha E. Pollack, provost at Michigan, named 14th president

Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, was elected Cornell's 14th president. She will assume the presidency April 17, 2017.

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Expert to address role of law in cybersecurity Nov. 16

Indiana University law professor Fred Cate will lecture on "Cybersecurity and the Law" Nov. 16 in the third and final lecture in a series on cybersecurity hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

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Teaching robots to solve their own problems

Cornell computer scientists will use a grant from the Air Force to teach robots how to fix problems they encounter by using information they gather.

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Making 'cryptocurrency' safe and reliable

Cornell computer scientists are helping build a base for safe, reliable cryptocurrency in the wake of online-money system thefts.