Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper

Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Chicago and iRobot Corp. have created a versatile gripper using everyday ground coffee and a latex party balloon. (Oct. 25, 2010)

Student-developed iPhone app -- CUPetHealth -- helps keep pets trim

CUPetHealth, developed by students, can help pet owners track how much they feed their cats or dogs as well as their pet's vaccinations and medications.

Three graduate students win Intel fellowships

Three Cornell graduate students are among 27 awardees of the 2010-11 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship Program, which has contributed more than $1 million to support top doctoral candidates across the nation. (Oct. 11, 2010)

'Fabric' would tighten the weave of online security

Cornell computer scientists are developing 'Fabric,' a platform and programming language to build secure distributed computer systems. (Sept. 30, 2010)

Computer graphics to help streamline green building design

Supported by federal stimulus funds, an interdisciplinary research group is creating computer simulation software that would allow architects to employ sustainable design principles from day one. (Sept. 29, 2010)

Robots could improve everyday life at home or work

Assistant professor of computer science Ashutosh Saxena leads Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab, which develops software for complex, high-level robotics that could one day aid humans with daily tasks. (Sept. 21, 2010)

CornellConnect directory, network keeps alumni in touch

Part online directory, part social network, CornellConnect is a way for Cornellians to connect with the university and with each other. (Sept. 16, 2010)

Cornell shares in $7.5 million grant to create safer Internet

Cornell computer scientists are sharing in a $7.5 million National Science Foundation grant under the agency's Future Internet Architectures program. (Aug. 30, 2010)

Cornell's robot Ranger sets 'walking' record at 14.3 miles

A Cornell robot named Ranger has traveled 14.3 miles in about 11 hours, setting an unofficial world record at Cornell's Barton Hall on the morning of July 6. (July 16, 2010)