CMU Launches The Robotics Project

In a grainy video shot in the early 1980s on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus, Ivan Sutherland rides on top of the Trojan Cockroach, a six-legged machine considered the first controlled by a computer and capable of carrying a person. 

Sutherland puts the machine through its paces, slowly walking forward, backward and sideways and turning 180 degrees in the video. At one point, he attempts to balance the massive machine on only two legs. 

“We believe that a mastery of balance will be important to future walking machines,” Sutherland narrates over the footage.

The Asian-American Story: Diversity Book Display

Join us in celebrating our Asian and Asian-American students, alumni, faculty and staff with a collection of educational and historically significant titles. A physical book display is now available at the Libraries with the selection rotating weekly. Some of the eBooks listed below also have a physical listing, please check the availability. 

Special thanks to our Materials Processing Coordinator, Leah Zande, for compiling this inspiring list.

Stacks Reopen for Browsing

The Libraries have reopened the stacks for browsing and self-retrieval of items on floors 1 –3 of Hunt Library. The fourth floor will remain closed until the completion of the current construction project.

Sorrells Library is open for browsing and self-retrieval of items.

Mellon affiliates who already have clearance to enter the Institute are able to browse and self-retrieve items at the Mellon Institute Library.

Juneteenth - Virtual Diversity Book Display

To know where we're going, it's important to first know where we come from. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States prior to the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery nationwide. It now serves as a way to honor those who fought to end slavery and racial injustice, shedding light on issues still facing our nation today.  

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