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Archive for November, 2014

Hitting the Big Screen: Pitt, CMU Robot Inspiration for Disney Movie


An idea that germinated from a professor’s notion– a robot nurse for the elderly – ultimately sprouted into a collaborative University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University effort that continues today and was the inspiration for an animated Disney movie coming to theaters near you this weekend.

Yes, the “Big Hero 6” opening Friday can be traced back to Oakland and 1999. (more…)

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