Boston.com reports that Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have received $15 million from the National Science Foundation to develop science and robotics technologies that will help the elderly and disabled live more independently. These funds will establish the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center. Not only will the center aim to improve current technologies, it will also develop technologies to help increase the employability of people with disabilities. The grant will fund 15-20 new research positions and will probably create more jobs as products are spun off commercially......

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