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Henrik Christensen and Andrea Thomaz discuss gentler industrial robots, designed to work and play well with others, that are coming out from behind their protective fences to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people. Source: The New York Times

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During a keynote speech to kick off the trade show, Henrik Christensen outlined a vision of a near future when we'll see robots and autonomous devices everywhere, working side by side with humans and taking on a surprisingly diverse set of roles. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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Ron Arkin (Interactive Comp) that automation can also make war more humane. Robots may lack compassion, but they also lack the emotions that lead to calamitous mistakes, atrocities and genocides: vengefulness, panic, tribal animosity. Source: The New York Times

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Annie Antón (Interactive Comp) is among some of the people who are actively working to bring more women into computing. She describes why she chose to spend her time and energy on this effort in “Facing Challenges and Having Fun." Source: Today's Engineer

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On Monday, March 4, Nobel Laureate Ken Arrow delivered the College of Computing’s Distinguished Lecture titled “Health and Wealth.” Addressing a standing-room-only crowd, Arrow discussed longevity and other aspects of health as commodities, as well as their trade-off with more usual goods as important measures of the well being of nations.

Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp) and Ron Arkin talk to the BBC about the new era of robot wars. Source: BBC News

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Annie Antón discusses the importance of gender diversity in computing with Alfred C. Weaver, director of the University of Virginia's Applied Research Institute. Source: IEEE Computer Society.

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In some ways, MOOCs are not that different from a large lecture course, where a professor might give presentations to a class of 300 students, said Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp). Source: Athens Banner-Herald

 

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Scientists have boilde down half a million tweets to a few simple rules for gaining a following on Twitter. C.J. Hutto, advised by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp), examined the content and retweeting fate of tweets sent by 500 non-celebrities over a 15-month period. Source: New Scientist

 

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Cedric Stallworth, along with other computer science professionals, discusses why it is imperative for the field to embrace a diversity of perspectives to address today's global challenges. Source: National Science Foundation

 

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