In January, Carnegie Mellon University professor Red Whittaker set a goal that had nothing to do with robotics: to best a field of competitors in an indoor rowing race. The ergometer competition, a 2,000-meter battle on stationary machines, marked the first time the 69-​year-​old Whittaker had rowed since his college days at Princeton.…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
Even before the performance of “Land of Oz” begins, it’s obvious that different rules apply here. Eyes dart around the auditorium and settle down in focused “listening” — sight is the primary way people here share information. To get someone’s attention, wave a hand in the air. To ignore someone, at which the high schoolers…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Is hearing better the answer in deaf education?
Come on, Ima, vamanos! That was the exhortation from my 3-​year-​old recently when she wanted me to hurry up and get out the play dough. Like now, Mommy — before I scream…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Integrating a thousand tongues
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