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Robotics expert moves entire team to University of Washington, including famous Oreo-cracking robot | GeekWire
A new arrival to the UW's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering is known for an odd achievement: Successfully separating an Oreo cookie from the cream.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  GeekWire  Srinivasa.Siddhartha  Levy.Hank  !UWitM  2017 
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University of Washington’s computer science clout on full display at annual student showcase event | GeekWire
The expertise and growth of UW’s computer science department was on full display Wednesday evening on campus in Seattle. The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering hosted its poster and demo session as part of the 2017 Industry Affiliates Annual Research Day.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  Allen.School  College:Engineering  students 
5 days ago by uwnews
Alaska Air to offer nonstop flight from Seattle to Pittsburgh — ‘great news’ for UW … and Amazon? | GeekWire
Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday morning that it will begin offering daily, nonstop service between Seattle and Pittsburgh. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
6 days ago by uwnews
The Record: Gender bias in movie scripts | KUOW
KUOW's Bill Radke interviews two UW students, Hannah Rashkin and Maarten Sap, about their new research identifying gender bias in movie scripts.
KUOW  !UWitM  2017  students  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
6 days ago by uwnews
5 lessons Seattle can teach other cities about Amazon | The New York Times
Amazon, the colossus of internet commerce that was founded here, is conducting the most dramatic sweepstakes of modern capitalism in throwing open a competition for a coequal second headquarters. Ed Lazowska, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017 
6 days ago by uwnews
The 25 best inventions of 2017 | Time
Time's annual unranked list of the top 25 inventions of the year includes a helmet created by UW startup VICIS.
College:Engineering  VICIS  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  TIME  !UWitM  2017  startup 
6 days ago by uwnews
Why self-driving cars might not decrease fuel consumption | Time
Perhaps no area is more quantifiably uncertain than the environmental impact of automated vehicles. Don Mac­Kenzie, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  MacKenzie.Don  TIME  !UWitM  2017 
6 days ago by uwnews
Artificial intelligence is now your coworker | WIRED
Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  WIRED  Artificial.Intelligence 
7 days ago by uwnews
Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes | Engadget
It's terrifyingly easy to just make stuff up online these days. But recent advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence have compounded the issue exponentially. A project by UW engineers is mentioned.
Engadget  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
7 days ago by uwnews
University of Washington engineers develop ‘breakaway’ tsunami-resistant buildings, prepping for ‘The Big One’ | GeekWire
Engineers at the University of Washington are developing a first-of-its-kind building that can withstand powerful waves from tsunamis. Dawn Lehman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted. UW professors Michael Motley, Charles Roeder and Pedro Arduino are also mentioned.
Motley.Michael  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  Roeder.Charles  Arduino.Pedro  Lehman.Dawn  GeekWire 
7 days ago by uwnews
Particles get a move on without motors | Knowable Magazine
Nanospheres that react with their surroundings to propel themselves might find applications in drug delivery. Jonathan Posner, professor of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemistry  College:Engineering  Knowable.Magazine  Posner.Jonathan  !UWitM  2017 
8 days ago by uwnews
This short, 8-minute video of President Obama gives a whole new meaning to fake news | Inc
A group of researchers from the University of Washington have recently shown how AI can counterfeit the reality of a talking head in a way that is indistinguishable from the real thing.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Inc  Allen.School 
8 days ago by uwnews
Forbes' '30 Under 30' in energy 2018: Fueling a more sustainable future | Forbes
Molly Grear, a UW doctoral candidate in civil and environmental engineering, and Matthew Murbach, a UW doctoral student in chemical engineering, are on Forbes' "30 under 30" list of energy researchers.
Forbes  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  students  Department:Chemical.Engineering 
8 days ago by uwnews
With just $1,000, anyone can track your every move | Discover Magazine
To illustrate the ease of web-based voyeurism, researchers from the University of Washington purchased ads from a common network and used them to track a person’s location and behavior, all for the price of about $1,000.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
8 days ago by uwnews
Five technologies that will rock your world | The New York Times
After the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, many people worry that technology has gone too far. And yet it continues to evolve rapidly. Luke Zettlemoyer, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Zettlemoyer.Luke  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  New.York.Times 
9 days ago by uwnews
AI activists turn concerns about killer robots into a horror movie | GeekWire
As if the mere phrase “killer robots” weren’t scary enough, AI researchers and policy advocates have put together a video that combines present-tense AI and drone technologies with future-tense nightmares. Pedro Domingos, UW professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Artificial.Intelligence  GeekWire 
9 days ago by uwnews
Meet the Seattle 10: Hot startups transform everything from housing to food production | GeekWire
VICIS, a UW startup, made GeekWire's annual list of 10 of the most exciting and groundbreaking startups from the Seattle region.
GeekWire  startup  VICIS  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Department:Mechanical.Engineering 
14 days ago by uwnews
How the 'Internet of Things' will change everything | NBC News
Life promises to be a lot easier when all our devices are communicating with each other. Joshua Smith, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Smith.Joshua  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  NBC.News 
15 days ago by uwnews
Here's how you could store your passwords in your clothes | World Economic Forum
A new kind of “smart fabric” can store data without any on-board electronics or sensors. UW professor Shyam Gollakota and doctoral student Justin Chan, both in computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Chan.Justin  Gollakota.Shyam  World.Economic.Forum  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
15 days ago by uwnews
The disappearing American grad student | The New York Times
At the undergraduate level, 80 percent are United States residents. At the graduate level, the number is reversed: About 80 percent hail from India, China, Korea, Turkey and other foreign countries. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
16 days ago by uwnews
Soon you could unlock your phone with your clothes | Popular Mechanics
A team of researchers at the UW has created smart fabric that can store data and passwords.
Popular.Mechanics  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
16 days ago by uwnews
Energy researcher sues the US National Academy of Sciences for millions of dollars | Nature
A scientific dispute about the future of alternative energy has landed in a U.S. court. Daniel Schwartz, director of the Clean Energy Institute at the UW, is quoted.
Schwartz.Daniel  College:Engineering  Clean.Energy.Institute  Department:Chemical.Engineering  Nature  !UWitM  2017 
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Startup Wiliot promises no-battery bluetooth beacons in 2019 | IEEE Spectrum
Thanks to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the modern world is awash in 2.4-GHz radiation. A technology developed by UW engineers is referenced.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  IEEE 
16 days ago by uwnews
Medicine and tech are colliding in ways that could save your life | UPROXX
At its root, the tech-health revolution is all about small sensors worked into your everyday life. A new app created by UW engineers and doctors is referenced.
College:Engineering  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Allen.School  UPROXX 
16 days ago by uwnews
A data-storing fabric can remember pass codes for you | Quartz
A team from the University of Washington has now developed fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries. Shyam Gollakota, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Quartz  !UWitM  2017 
19 days ago by uwnews
Opinion | Workers displaced by automation could become caregivers for humans | WIRED
"Sooner or later, the US will face mounting job losses due to advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics," writes Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and professor at the Allen School of Computer Science at the UW.
Artificial.Intelligence  !UWitM  2017  Etzioni.Oren  College:Engineering  Allen.School  WIRED  opinion.analysis 
19 days ago by uwnews
We must improve the security of networked medical devices | Stat News
With these new opportunities in the form of smart devices come new risks — especially in a vulnerable setting such as a hospital. A 2015 project by UW engineers is mentioned.
Stat.News  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
19 days ago by uwnews
Conductive thread turns clothing ‘smart’ without electronics | RD Mag
Researchers at the UW have created a new fabric that could enable jackets to store invisible passcodes that open doors to the wearers work or home. UW professor Shyam Gollakota and doctoral student Justin Chan, both in computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  Allen.School  College:Engineering  RD.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Chan.Justin  students 
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Should you have to pay to drive in downtown Seattle? | KUOW
When the Highway 99 tunnel through Seattle opens to traffic in 2019, state transportation officials plan to charge a toll to drive through it. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
KUOW  !UWitM  2017  transportation  Hallenbeck.Mark  College:Engineering 
20 days ago by uwnews
Magnetic fabric stores passcodes in your clothes | New Atlas
If you don't like the idea of your boss implanting a chip in your hand to let you open doors and log into office computers, a team from the UW has developed a system that doesn't require quite so big a commitment. UW professor Shyam Gollakota and doctoral student Justin Chan, both in computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Chan.Justin  !UWitM  2017  New.Atlas  Allen.School  College:Engineering  Gollakota.Shyam 
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UW researchers develop smart fabric to open doors | KING 5
Justin Chan, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is developing a smart fabric that can store data, so someday we won’t have to carry around cards or badges to get into our houses and offices.
Chan.Justin  !UWitM  2017  KING  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
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Opioids haven't solved chronic pain — maybe virtual reality can | WIRED
Medical providers are experimenting with an alternative to opioids for chronic pain: virtual reality. Hunter Hoffman, professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Hoffman.Hunter  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  WIRED 
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The bots that are changing politics | Motherboard
Bots and their cousins — botnets, bot armies, sockpuppets, fake accounts, sybils, automated trolls, influence networks — are a dominant new force in public discourse. A recent UW research project is mentioned.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Motherboard  VICE 
20 days ago by uwnews
New wearable fabric can store data without using electricity, internet | International Business Times
A new technology may make your clothes part of the internet of things network. However, unlike other IoT devices, these smart fabrics —
developed at the UW — aren’t dependent on electricity.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
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Wearable computing clothing | KOMO 4
Researchers at the UW College of Engineering have created a new type of smart fabric that can store data, but also be washed, dried and ironed.
KOMO  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Chan.Justin  students  video 
21 days ago by uwnews
Smart fabric can store passwords | KOMO 4
Researchers at the UW have created smart fabric that can store information such as passwords. Justin Chan, doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is featured.
video  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Chan.Justin  students  KOMO 
21 days ago by uwnews
Passwords in clothing? | KIRO 7
Computer scientists at the UW are trying to make your passwords and other data a part of your clothing using smart fabric.
KIRO  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  video 
21 days ago by uwnews
Where the STEM jobs are (and where they aren’t) | The New York Times
The number of graduates with technical majors tends to outpace job openings. Computer science is the exception. Ed Lazowska, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times 
21 days ago by uwnews
For Bezos, now world’s richest, philanthropy is 'saved for later' | Bloomberg
Amazon’s founder wants to change the world, but he’s still deciding on his approach to giving. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Bloomberg 
21 days ago by uwnews
Your next password may be stored in your shirt cuff | MIT Technology Review
A new smart fabric doesn’t need electronics or batteries, but it can encode data readable by a magnetometer like the one in your phone. UW professor Shyam Gollakota and doctoral student Justin Chan, both in computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Chan.Justin  MIT.Technology.Review  !UWitM  2017  Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
21 days ago by uwnews
Conductive thread stores data in clothes without built-in tech | Engadget
Scientists at the University of Washington have found a way to create smart fabric, using only conductive thread with no other added electronics.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Engadget 
21 days ago by uwnews
Scientists can weave digital passwords and IDs into your threads | GeekWire
Want to wear your password on your sleeve? Computer scientists from the University of Washington can make it so. UW professor Shyam Gollakota and doctoral student Justin Chan, both in computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Chan.Justin  students  GeekWire  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Gollakota.Shyam 
21 days ago by uwnews
Analysis | Synthetic sex in yeast promises safer medicines for people | The Conversation
Bioengineers at the University of Washington have reprogrammed the mating habits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae – the yeast that’s helped people bake bread and brew beer for millennia, writes Ian Haydon, doctoral student in biochemistry at the UW.
The.Conversation  opinion.analysis  Haydon.Ian  !UWitM  2017  Department:Biochemistry  College:Arts&Sciences  Institute.Protein.Design  College:Engineering  Department:Bioengineering  UW:Medicine 
22 days ago by uwnews
AI creates creepy faces of fake people using photos of celebrities | IFL Science
Computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence network that's able to collect photographs of celebrities and then churn out a bunch of high-resolution images of convincing but fake human faces. A UW project from July is referenced.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  IFL.Science  !UWitM  2017 
22 days ago by uwnews
This smartphone app wants to screen for pancreatic cancer through selfies | PBS NewsHour
A new smartphone app aims to diagnose liver and pancreatic disease through selfie photographs. Alex Mariakakis, a UW doctoral student in computer science and engineering, is quoted.
PBS  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  students 
22 days ago by uwnews
This new stretchy robotic skin senses when an object is slipping out of its grasp | Forbes
Engineers from the UW say they've developed a stretchable electronic skin with sensors that can detect shear forces and help a robot sense when an object is slipping out of its grasp. Jonathan Posner, professor of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Forbes  robots 
22 days ago by uwnews
Representatives Pelosi and DelBene: ‘No tolerance’ for culture of harassment | TechCrunch
Washington Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently visited the University of Washington’s computer science school to discuss the workplace of the 21st century and women’s place in it.
Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Tech.Crunch 
23 days ago by uwnews
Nancy Pelosi says ‘this may be our moment’ to crack down on sexual harassment | GeekWire
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke with Washington Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and UW computer science professor Ed Lazowska during a discussion about increasing women in STEM fields.
GeekWire  STEM  Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
23 days ago by uwnews
Gamers can now help find a cure for a toxin that causes liver cancer | Fast Company
On the online gaming platform Foldit, developed at the UW, citizen scientists are solving puzzles that mimic complex protein structures to find a way to neutralize aflatoxin, a carcinogen rampant in staple crops like maize.
Fast.Company  !UWitM  2017  cancer  UW:Medicine  Institute.Protein.Design  Center.Game.Science  College:Engineering 
26 days ago by uwnews
Tracking your location with ads | KOMO Radio
New research shows that just about anybody can buy mobile ads and track an individual's location. Tadayoshi Kohno, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is interviewed.
KOMO  radio  Kohno.Tadayoshi  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
27 days ago by uwnews
Is it fair to pay taxes on every mile you drive? | KUOW
Bill Radke talks with Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, about a pay-by-mile approach to funding roads and bridges in Washington.
Hallenbeck.Mark  College:Engineering  transportation  KUOW  !UWitM  2017 
27 days ago by uwnews
Could video gamers make our food supply safer? | Smithsonian
An effort to combat poisonous molds that contaminate crops is looking to tap the puzzle-solving skills of amateur gamers. The UW-developed game Foldit is mentioned.
Smithsonian.Magazine  Center.Game.Science  Institute.Protein.Design  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering 
28 days ago by uwnews
Hackers can exploit your vulnerabilities on dating apps | Newsweek
Online dating can prey on people’s insecurities. And lately it seems like hackers can too. Recent UW research revealing how anyone with a bit of money and time can track someone's location using mobile ads is referenced.
Newsweek  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
28 days ago by uwnews
Go fish! Google and Facebook sites in Seattle will rank among world’s most salmon-friendly buildings | GeekWire
One needn’t be a card-carrying environmentalist to know that it’s a bad thing for salmon to go belly up before spawning their eggs. Rich Horner, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Horner.Richard  GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  College:Engineering 
28 days ago by uwnews
The future of online dating is unsexy and brutally effective | Gizmodo
Loveflutter, a Twitter-themed dating app from the UK, doesn’t ask users to fill out a personality survey. Instead, it’s paired with the language processing company Receptiviti.ai to compute compatibility using the contents of users' Twitter feeds. Camille Cobb, a UW doctoral student in computer science and engineering, is quoted.
Cobb.Camille  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gizmodo  !UWitM  2017 
28 days ago by uwnews
The Amazon groveling is turning into a sport | Crosscut
The deadline for Amazon’s HQ2 bidders has passed with a flurry of embarrassing promo efforts by North American cities groveling to serve. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Crosscut  Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
29 days ago by uwnews
America's 1,200 mountain glaciers are shrinking dramatically, disturbing images reveal | Newsweek
We know that American glaciers are melting, but for the first time research from the University of Washington have been able to show us just how much and just how fast. David Shean, a researcher at the UW, is quoted.
Shean.David  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  Newsweek  College:Environment 
29 days ago by uwnews
Singapore to lower the number of cars allowed on its roads | Mic
Singapore already limits the number of cars are used within its borders. Now it’s bringing that number even lower. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
Hallenbeck.Mark  !UWitM  2017  transportation  College:Engineering  Mic 
29 days ago by uwnews
Teaching activities for: ‘Tech giants are paying huge salaries for scarce AI talent’ | The New York Times
As part of its "The Learning Network" section, The New York Times provides quizzes and teaching materials based on recent news articles. Luke Zettlemoyer, UW associate professor of computer science and engineering, is featured.
Zettlemoyer.Luke  College:Engineering  Allen.School  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017 
29 days ago by uwnews
Tech giants are paying huge salaries for scarce AI talent | The New York Times
Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done. Luke Zettlemoyer, UW associate professor of computer science and engineering, is featured.
Zettlemoyer.Luke  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Filled with liquid metal, this robot skin is more sensitive than the real thing | Digital Trends
Robots capable of arming roadside bombs with human-like dexterity may soon be a reality, after UW engineers developed artificial skin that has the same sensitivity as a human hand. Jonathan Posner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Digital.Trends  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  robots  Posner.Jonathan 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Elon Musk ‘right to be concerned’ about AI, Google CEO says | Inverse
Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks Elon Musk has a point about A.I. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2017  Inverse 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
It costs only $1,000 for someone to track your every move | Mic
Research from the University of Washington shows how anyone can track what apps you use and where you’ve been — for just $1,000.
Mic  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Creeps can cheaply track your location in real time with online ads | Mashable
In a recently published paper, researchers at the University of Washington demonstrate that practically anyone can spend a little cash and track, in relatively real time, the location of a human target.
Mashable  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to buy ads that track location and app usage, study says | The Verge
Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to track a person’s location and app use through serving ads on mobile apps. Franziska Roesner, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, and former UW graduate student Paul Vines, are quoted.
Vines.Paul  Roesner.Franziska  The.Verge  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  students 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Stretchable 'skin' gives robots the sense of touch | Engadget
A team of engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA has developed stretchable skin that can cover any part of a robot. Jonathan Posner, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Engadget  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  robots 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
AlphaGo Zero shows machines can become superhuman without any help | MIT Technology Review
An upgraded version of the game-playing AI called AlphaGo teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2017  MIT.Technology.Review  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Flexible ‘skin’ could enhance abilities of robots, prosthetics to perform everyday tasks | RD Mag
Engineers from the UW and UCLA have developed a flexible sensor “skin” that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic. Jonathan Posner, a UW professor of mechanical engineering and of chemical engineering, and Jianzhu Yin, a recent UW doctoral student in mechanical engineering, are quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  RD.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  College:Engineering  Yin.Jianzhu 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
This faux skin gives robots a sense of touch | SlashGear
Researchers with UCLA and the University of Washington have created a faux skin that gives robots a sense of touch, enabling them to better grasp objects and more. Jianzhu Yin, a recent doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Yin.Jianzhu  Slash.Gear  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  robots 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
This is what really happens when Amazon comes to your town | POLITICO Magazine
Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. Jacob Vigdor, UW professor of public policy and governance, and Ed Lazowska, UW professor of computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Politico  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Lazowska.Ed  Evans.School  Vigdor.Jacob  amazon 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
You can effectively track anyone, anywhere just by the adverts they receive | HuffPost UK
In an experiment a UW team found that by spending just $1000 on targeted adverts to a smartphone, they could track a person’s location, the apps they were using, even where they went for coffee. The UW's Franziska Roesner, Tadayoshi Kohno and UW graduate student Paul Vines — all of computer science and engineering — are quoted.
Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017  Allen.School  College:Engineering  Kohno.Tadayoshi  Roesner.Franziska  Vines.Paul 
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Artificial skin gives robots sense of touch 'similar to humans' | Newsweek
Robots capable of disabling roadside bombs with the same dexterity as humans may soon be a reality, after UW engineers developed artificial skin that has the same sensitivity as a human hand. Jonathan Posner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Department:Chemical.Engineering  Newsweek 
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Flexible sensor ‘skin’ could help robots and prosthetics to perform everyday tasks | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
UW engineers have developed a ‘skin’ for robots and prosthetics that could massively boost their dexterity when handling objects.
College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Posner.Jonathan  !UWitM  2017 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Robots will touch more tenderly when they wear this sensitive skin | TechCrunch
A new type of electronic skin developed by UW engineers allows a robot to feel not just the pressure from its grip, but whether and in what direction an object is sliding or slipping. Jianzhu Yin, a recent doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Yin.Jianzhu  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  Tech.Crunch  !UWitM  2017 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Researchers create artificial skin with a better sense of touch | GeekWire
Engineers at the University of Washington and UCLA have developed stretchable, sensor-equipped skin that can be wrapped over robotic fingers, or prosthetic limbs, and provide electrical impulses for tactile feedback. Jonathan Posner, a UW professor of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  robots  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
A new smartphone app spots signs of cancer with a snapshot | Seattle Met
With a new app from a University of Washington team, selfies can detect signs of pancreatic cancer. Alex Mariakakis, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
students  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Met  UW:Medicine 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
It takes just $1000 to track someone's location with mobile ads | WIRED
New UW research shows that ad-targeting can not only track you at the personal, individual level, but that it doesn't take a corporation's resources to seize upon that surveillance tool—just time, determination, and about a thousand dollars. Paul Vines, UW graduate student in computer science and engineering, and Tadayoshi Kohno, UW professor of computer science and engineering, are quoted.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  WIRED  Kohno.Tadayoshi  Vines.Paul  students  Allen.School 
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This flexible skin can actually give robots a real sense of 'touch' | HuffPost UK
A team of robotics engineers at the UW have made an “important breakthrough” in developing a flexible skin that allows machines to feel what they are doing (and when it is going wrong) so they can rectify the situation. Jonathan Posner, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017 
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Watch UW's computer science chair slam Facebook on Las Vegas, racist content and Russia | The Stranger
At GeekWire's Summit event last week, Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, expressed concern about Facebook's revenue model and how it may have contributed to the spread of misinformation.
The.Stranger  Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
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Smartphones are changing medical care in some surprising ways | NBC News
New apps and accessories will let consumers diagnose and monitor a wide range of conditions. At the University of Washington, engineers created an app to screen for pancreatic cancer.
NBC.News  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017 
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