Carnegie Mellon University recently introduced a new master's degree in robotics systems development. The university's Robotics Institute said that graduates of this program will attend two full-time semesters on campus followed by a seven-month internship with an industrial partner active in robotics or automation markets.
A group of Carnegie Mellon students and alumni from the university's Pittsburgh and Qatar campuses did 10-week internships this summer on a couple of technology projects to help students in Bangladesh, including English literacy and technology to help the visually impaired.
North Carolina State University has begun using data analytics software from IBM to identify potential investors for its technologies and scientific advancements.
The University of Florida in Gainesville has purchased software that will enable a major research center on its campus to aggregate hardware for creating a symmetric multiprocessing system.
A new Dell cluster is going in at the University of Cambridge in its High Performance Computing (HPC) Service as part of a Dell/Cambridge HPC Solution Centre. The Solution Centre acts as a vehicle for "capturing" HPC requirements, developing solutions, and running tests in a production environment for Dell.
Carnegie Mellon University has turned to crowdsourcing to develop new ideas for managing power in electric cars. Researchers at the Pittsburgh institution have announced a contest to find the most efficient methods, and the grand prize will be an electric car.
A research project at the University of Cincinnati will experiment with the use of Apple iPads in K-8 classrooms. The initiative will test the use of 35 Apple iPads to collect educational research in a federally funded partnership to improve teacher quality in elementary math and science education.
The Wroclaw University of Technology will be working with IBM Poland to develop a cloud computing center in that country.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have cobbled together a virtual reality device using a 3D high definition TV along with a haptic technology that allows users to view 3D images but also touch them.
Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City has gone public with an installation of a "3D cave" for biomedical research put in place several years ago using high definition projectors. The system, set up in the Institute for Computational Biomedicine, allows researchers to reconstruct data in an immersive 3D environment using eight virtual reality projectors.