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George Konidaris Helps Robots Think And Plan In The Abstract

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them. Their study, published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, is a step toward building robots that can think and act ...

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Looking at Professor Konrad Rieck of Technische Universität Braunschweig's list of Influential Security Papers, Brown CS research in the field has clearly withstood the test of time. The list ranks papers published at ...

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An Inflection Point: HCRI Looks Ahead To SIRoS 3

“SIRoS 1 was when the question really struck me,” remembers HCRI Co-Director, Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS. “How do we keep the value of humans, of people, from declining? We’ve known for a long time that we’re at an inflection point, and the first SIRoS really drove the point home for me ...

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Kamara, Moataz, And Zhu Use Structured Encryption To Create Pixek, Offering Searchable Privacy For Digital Photos

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Security breach by security breach, data leak by data leak, digital privacy is becoming a household phrase, but for many people, putting a four-digit passcode on their smart phone is the extent of their security measures. Just this week ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Will Co-Lead The Communications Of The ACM Research Highlights Editorial Board

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The Research Highlights section of Communications of the ACM (CACM-RH) is devoted to publishing the most important and interesting CS research of recent years. Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), already a member of CACM-RH ...

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Toymaker: A New Seven-Minute Animated Short From Brown CS

This story was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Conduit, the annual Brown CS magazine.

It’s half past noon in CIT 368 on May 18, 2017. After fourteen years of Senior Lecturer Barbara Meier’s computer animation classes at Brown, after months of focused effort, we have something very new, a first ...

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Vasileios Kemerlis Wins A $3.2M Grant For OS Kernel Protection

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Bloating, or adding unnecessary functionality to software that damages its performance or ease of use, probably started very soon after the first program was written. For most of us, the reaction is mostly frustration: we only want to make a playlist, or ...

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Seny Kamara Advises On Privacy-Protecting Technical Solutions In Forthcoming Legislation

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It's still a hypothetical, but easy to imagine: high school students and their families, about to take on thousands of dollars in loans and nervous about how the money will be spent, turn to a national database that details projected costs ...

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The Associated Press Looks At A Brown/Hasbro Collaboration On A Robotic Companion For Seniors

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The Associated Press describes it as "an interaction in which the human is needed" and researchers from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Humanity-Centered Robotics Initative (HCRI) have some very important and very human interactivity in mind for their ...

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New Software From Rosen And Whitney Allows Virtual Reality Control Of Robots

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

Even as autonomous robots get better at doing things on their own, there will still be plenty of circumstances where humans might need to step in and take control. New software developed by Brown University computer scientists enables users to control robots remotely using virtual reality, which ...

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