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Boss Makes Popular Science "Best of What's New in 2008"
Popular Science: December 15, 2008

Ever since man discovered fire, we have fantasized about new achievements and inventions that would make our life easier and more fun. The Popular Science Best of What's New in 2008 celebrates all of our latest dreams come true - and the GM-Carnegie Mellon autonomous vehicle, Boss, is one of them.

Boss shares the list with extra-svelte TVs, personal jetpacks, re-growing organs, and a spacecraft that found water on Mars.

Boss is a self-driving, robotized Chevy Tahoe, developed by Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Racing and General Motors. The winner of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, Boss competed against 11 other autonomous vehicles to win the $2M cash award.

Visit the Popular Science website for a complete list of the Popular Science 2008 Best.

 
 
Sight for the Blind and Speech for the Deaf
Chronicle of Higher Education: June 25, 2008

ECE Professor Priya Narasimhan and her assistive device technology team, including CMU systems administrator Dan Rossi, are profiled in the June 2008 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

 
 
Students Develop 'Talking' Glove
KDKA TV: May 9, 2008

HandTalk, a project of ECE seniors Bhargav Bhat, Hemant Sikaria and Jorge L. Meza, receives more coverage courtesy of KDKA.

 
 
Glove converts sign language into sound
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: May 8, 2008

ECE Seniors Bhargav Bhat, Hemant Sikaria and Jorge L. Meza demonstrate HandTalk at the Meeting of the Minds symposium. Developed as a part of Professor Priya Narasimhan's Embedded Systems Design course, HandTalk "can translate gestures into spoken words on a cell phone."

 
 
G.M. to Show a Vehicle That Drives by Itself
The New York Times: January 7, 2008

G.M.'s chief executive, Rick Wagoner, unveils a prototype of a self-driving Chevrolet Tahoe sport-utility vehicle developed in part by the GM-Carnegie Mellon Collaborative Research Lab (GM-CM CRL) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The vehicle, nicknamed "Boss" is also featured in the Wall Street Journal.

 
 
Al Roker's ride in a driverless car
The Today Show: January 7, 2008

In this segment of NBC's "Today Show" filmed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Al Roker climbs into Boss' passenger seat and gets robotically chauffeured around a parking lot. Boss was developed in part by the GM-Carnegie Mellon Collaborative Research Lab (GM-CM CRL).