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Makeathon to develop prototypes for people with disabilities

A makeathon to develop affordable assistive technology for people with disabilities, sponsored by Cornell, will be held April 21-23 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Be careful what you tell your robot to do, expert warns

Artificial intelligence must be managed in ways that keep robots from doing harm accidentally, according to Daniel Weld, professor of computer science at the University of Washington.

Researchers link robots into surveillance teams

Researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around and if necessary get help in interpreting what they see, enabling them to conduct surveillance as a single entity with many eyes.

Study: Conservatives, liberals read different scientific books

Suggesting that science is not immune to political partisanship, new research by computational social scientist Michael Macy shows liberals and conservatives have stark differences in the types of scientific books they read.

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts.

Online course creators meet and share experiences

The Cornell Online Learning Community offers "any study to any person, anytime, anywhere" -including on campus. Educators gathered March 7 to share their experiences.

'Radical collaboration' through machine learning

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies, spent the fall 2016 semester on sabbatical at Cornell Tech in New York City, where he began collaborating with Serge Belongie, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech.

Artificial intelligence will change our world, Cornell expert says

Bart Selman, professor of computer science, opened the lecture series "The Emergence of Intelligent Machines: Challenges and Opportunities" by highlighting the potential real-world impacts of artificial intelligence.

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

A new multidisciplinary collaborative research graduate degree program at Cornell will combine architectural research with study in material computation, adaptive architecture and digital fabrication.