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Two-step training helps robots interpret human language

To help robots understand human language when navigating, researchers divided their task into two separate stages: first, interpreting the language in a command and mapping out a path; and then executing the trip.

‘Lost’ lecture by Carl Sagan released in honor of his birthday

The Carl Sagan Institute is honoring Carl Sagan's 84th birthday by releasing a “lost” lecture Sagan delivered in 1994 at the symposium in honor.

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Carrying out Ezra Cornell’s vision in teaching, research, practices

Faculty members discussed “Celebrating 150 Years of Ezra Cornell’s Promise: Reflections on What ‘…Any Person …Any Study’ Means” Oct. 30.

Panelists discuss infrastructure and technology

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy’s “Infrastructure and Technology” event Oct. 29 drew experts looking at the future of cities.

A&S dean describes ‘extraordinary age of discovery’ at TCAM

Ray Jayawardhana shared his enthusiasm for astronomy’s “extraordinary age of discovery” with Cornell’s Trustee Council in a keynote address at its Annual Meeting Nov. 2.

Eight faculty honored with Weiss teaching awards

Eight faculty members have received Stephen H. Weiss Awards for excellence in their teaching of undergraduate students and contributions to undergraduate education.

Arts and Sciences faculty approves new undergrad curriculum

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences approved a new undergraduate curriculum for students. Plans will soon be underway to implement it.

Shape-shifting modular robot is more than the sum of its parts

A Cornell-led team has developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks.

Global Grand Challenges event to spark faculty dialogue

Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.