Friday 09 October 2009 14:51 Age: 4 yrs
Dr. Holly Yanco presents at CMU's Robotics Institute on "Designing for Human-Robot Interaction"
For many years, the Robotics Lab at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has conducted studies of HRI in two different robot domains: urban search and rescue (USAR) robots and assistive technology (AT). In these studies, we have observed several problems arising from current interface and robot designs, including the following:
This talk will address how we are investigating these issues in our lab's research, including the design guidelines that we have developed for HRI, the development of multi-touch interfaces for disaster response, and creating HRI for people with disabilities. The talk will also address the evaluation methodologies that we have developed for HRI systems.
Bio: Holly Yanco is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she heads the Robotics Lab. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, multi-touch computing, and assistive technology. Dr. Yanco’s research is currently funded by ARL, NSF, NIST, and Microsoft; she received a Career Award from NSF in 2006. She was the PI of the NSF funded Pyro Project, which was awarded the NEEDS Premiere Award for Courseware in 2005. She has a PhD and MS from MIT and a BA from Wellesley College, all in Computer Science.
A recording on the talk can be viewed at http://www.ri.cmu.edu/video_view.html?video_id=39&menu_id=387.