National Robotics Week: Lab Open House

Our lab, will host an open house of our robotics lab from 1-4 PM on April 12, 2013, contributing to the National Robotics Week. The event will be of interest to several groups including K-12 students, teachers, parents, and members of the university–those...

Grandparents University 2012

After last year’s inaugural offering of the Social Robotics major at Grandparents University, we came back for all three sessions in 2012. In each two day session, grandparents and grandkids learned about what it means to be social, how our behavior affects our...

Robots Engaging Students

Can robots successfully engage students? HCI lab member Dan Szafir presented a paper at CHI 2012 in Austin that looked at exactly that. His work has now been featured on multiple science news outlets, including New Scientist, Engadget, Soda Head, and Education...

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dan Szafir for being awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship! This award is for students who display “significant potential to contribute to NASA’s strategic goals and missions.” Dan explores how novel sensing technology...

CHI Doctoral Consortium Participation

Congratulations to Chien-Ming Huang for his acceptance to the 2012 CHI Doctoral Consortium in Austin, Texas! His paper entitled “Designing Effective Behavior for Educational Embodied Agents” discusses his research plans for the remainder of his time in...