Publications | Theses

2014

Abraham M. Shultz, Sangmook Lee, Thomas B. Shea, and Holly A. Yanco. Control of a Robot Arm with Artificial and Biological Neural Networks. To appear in the Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, July 2014.

Katherine M. Tsui, Eric McCann, Amelia McHugh, Mikhail Medvedev, Holly A. Yanco, David Kontak, and Jill L. Drury. Towards Designing Telepresence Robot Navigation for People with Disabilities. To appear in the International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, Volume 7, Issue 3. Special Issue on Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies.

Katherine M. Tsui. PhD Thesis: The Development of Telepresence Robots for People with Disabilities. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. April 2014. [84 MB high res | 14 MB low res]

Katherine M. Tsui, Adam Norton, Daniel J. Brooks, Eric McCann, Mikhail Medvedev, Jordan Allspaw, Sompop Sukawat, James M. Dalphond, Michael Lunderville, and Holly A. Yanco. Iterative Design of a Semi-Autonomous Social Telepresence Robot Research Platform: A Chronology. Intelligent Service Robotics Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 103-119, 2014.

Michelle S. Carlson, Munjal Desai, Jill L. Drury, Hyangshim Kwak, and Holly A. Yanco. Identifying Factors that Influence Trust in Automated Cars and Medical Diagnosis Systems. Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on the Intersection of Robust Intelligence and Trust in Autonomous Systems, Palo Alto, CA, March 2014.

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2013

Katherine M. Tsui and Holly A. Yanco. Design Challenges and Guidelines for Social Interaction Using Mobile Telepresence Robots. Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2013, pp. 228-302.

Daniel J. Brooks. MS Thesis: Haptic Behavior Evaluation Toolkit for Autonomous Ground Robot Navigation. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. August 22, 2013.

Katherine M. Tsui, Kelsey Flynn, Amelia McHugh, Holly Yanco, and David Kontak. Designing Speech-Based Interfaces for Telepresence Robots for People with Disabilities. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR). Seattle, Washington, June 24-26. Selected for podium presentation.

Jill M. Zemianek, Abraham M. Shultz, Sangmook Lee, Mary Guaraldi, Holly Yanco, and Thomas B. Shea. Transient Epileptiform Signaling During Neuronal Network Development: Regulation by External Stimulation and Bimodal Gabaergic Activity. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 31(2): 131-137, April 2013.

Daniel J. Brooks, Michael Lunderville, and Holly A. Yanco. Design of a 2D Joystick for Robot Control Based on a 6 DOF Haptic Device. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), Woburn, Massachusetts, April 2013.

Munjal Desai, Mikhail Medvedev, Marynel Vazquez, Sean McSheehy, Sofia Gadea-Omelchenko, Christian Bruggeman, Aaron Steinfeld, and Holly Yanco. Influence of Situation Awareness on Control Allocation for Remote Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), Woburn, Massachusetts, April 2013.

Eric McCann, Mikhail Medvedev, Daniel J. Brooks, and Kate Saenko. “Off the Grid”: Self-Contained Landmarks for Improved Indoor Probabilistic Localization. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), Woburn, Massachusetts, April 2013.

Katherine M. Tsui, Adam Norton, Daniel J. Brooks, Eric McCann, Mikhail S. Medvedev, and Holly A. Yanco. Design and Development of Two Generations of Semi-Autonomous Social Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), Woburn, Massachusetts, April 2013.

Munjal Desai, Poornima Kaniarasu, Mikhail Medvedev, Aaron Steinfeld, and Holly Yanco. Impact of Robot Failures and Feedback on Real-Time Trust. Proceedings of the 8th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, March 2013.  Nominated for best paper.

Poornima Kaniarasu, Aaron Steinfeld, Munjal Desai, and Holly Yanco. Robot Confidence And Trust Alignment. Late Breaking Report, Proceedings of the 8th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, March 2013.

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2012

Munjal Desai. PhD Thesis: Modeling Trust to Improve Human-Robot Interaction. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. November 2012.

Daniel J. Brooks, Constantine Lignos, Cameron Finucane, Mikhail S. Medvedev, Ian Perera, Vasumathi Raman, Hadas Kress-Gazit, Mitch Marcus, and Holly A. Yanco. Make It So: Continuous, Flexible Natural Language Interaction with an Autonomous Robot. Proceedings of the AAAI 2012 Workshop on Grounding Language for Physical Systems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 2012.

Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, and Holly A. Yanco. Towards Measuring the Quality of Interaction: Communication through Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS), College Park, Maryland, March 20-22.

Munjal Desai, Mikhail Medvedev, Marynel Vázquez, Sean McSheehy, Sofia Gadea-Omelchenko, Christian Bruggeman, Aaron Steinfeld, and Holly Yanco. Effects of Changing Reliability on Trust of Robot Systems.  In Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.

Poornima Kaniarasu, Aaron Steinfeld, Munjal Desai, and Holly A. Yanco.  Potential Measures for Detecting Trust Changes. Late Breaking Report, in Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.

Daniel J. Brooks and Holly A. Yanco. Design of a Haptic Joystick for Shared Robot Control. Late Breaking Report, in Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.

Kristen Stubbs, Jennifer Casper and Holly A. Yanco. Designing Evaluations for K-12 Robotics Education Programs. Chapter 2 in Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning, edited by Bradley S. Barker, Gwen Nugent, Neal Grandgenett, and Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, IGI Global, February 2012, pp. 31-53.

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2011

Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, Holly A. Yanco, Henriette Cramer, and Nicander Kemper. Measuring Attitudes Towards Telepresence Robots. International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Special Issue on Quantifying the Performance of Intelligent Systems. Volume 16, Number 2, June 2011.

Katherine M. Tsui, Adam Norton, Daniel Brooks, Holly A. Yanco, and David Kontak. Designing Telepresence Robot Systems for Use by People with Special Needs. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Quality of Life Technologies 2011: Intelligent Systems for Better Living, held in conjunction with RESNA 2011 as part of FICCDAT, Toronto, Canada, June 6-7, 2011.

Katherine M. Tsui, Dae-Jin Kim, Aman Behal, David Kontak, and Holly A. Yanco. "I Want That": Human-in-the-Loop Control of a Wheelchair-Mounted Robotic Arm. Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Volume 8, Number 1, pp. 127–147, April 2011.

Nathan Rackliffe, Holly A. Yanco, and Jennifer Casper. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for UAV Landings and UGV Navigation. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, Woburn, MA, April 2011.

Mark Micire, Eric McCann, Munjal Desai, Katherine M. Tsui, Adam Norton, and Holly A. Yanco. Hand and Finger Registration for Multi-Touch Joysticks on Software-Based Operator Control Units. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, Woburn, MA, April 2011.

Munjal Desai, Katherine M. Tsui, Holly A. Yanco, and Chris Uhlik. Essential Features of Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, Woburn, MA, April 2011.

Paul D. Hestand. PhD Thesis: A Service Oriented Architecture for Robotic Platforms. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. March 2011.

Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, Holly A. Yanco, and Chris Uhlik. Exploring Use Cases for Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 6-9, 2011.

Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, Holly A. Yanco, and Chris Uhlik. Telepresence Robots Roam the Halls of My Office Building. Proceedings of the Workshop on Social Robotic Telepresence, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 6-9, 2011.

Mark Micire, Munjal Desai, Jill L. Drury, Eric McCann, Adam Norton, Katherine M. Tsui, and Holly A. Yanco. Design and Validation of Two-Handed Multi-Touch Tabletop Controllers for Robot Teleoperation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Palo Alto, CA, February 13-16, 2011.

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2010

Mark J. Micire. PhD Thesis: Multi-Touch Interaction for Robot Command and Control. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. December 2010.

Daniel Brooks, Abraham Shultz, Munjal Desai, Philip Kovac, and Holly A. Yanco. Towards State Summarization for Autonomous Robots. Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Dialog with Robots, November 2010.

Jill L. Drury, Mark Micire, and Holly A. Yanco. New Technology Applications in Hazardous Materials Operations. Journal of Emergency Management, pp. 55-71, September/October 2010.

Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, Holly A. Yanco, Henriette Cramer, and Nicander Kemp. Using the "Negative Attitudes Toward Robots Scale" with Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS). September 2010.

Katherine M. Tsui and Holly A. Yanco.  Prompting Devices: A Survey of Memory Aids for Task Sequencing.  In Proceedings of the 2010 QoLT International Symposium: Intelligent Systems for Better Living, held in conjunction with RESNA 2010, Las Vegas, NV, June 2010.

Brenden Keyes, Mark Micire, Jill L. Drury and Holly A. Yanco. Improving Human-Robot Interaction through Interface Evolution. Human-Robot Interaction, Daisuke Chugo (Ed.), INTECH, 2010.

Katherine M. Tsui, Munjal Desai, and Holly A. Yanco. Considering the Bystander's Perspective for Indirect Human-Robot Interaction. Late-breaking paper at the 5th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Osaka, Japan, March 3-5, 2010. Nominated as best late breaking paper.

Katherine M. Tsui, Kareem Abu-Zahra, Renato Casipe, Jason M'Sadoques, and Jill L. Drury. Developing Heuristics for Assistive Robotics. Late-breaking paper at the 5th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Osaka, Japan, March 3-5, 2010.

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2009

Kristen N. Stubbs and Holly A. Yanco. STREAM: A Workshop on the Use of Robotics in K-12 STEM Education. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 16(4):17-19, December 2009.

Mark Micire, Munjal Desai, Amanda Courtemanche, Katherine M. Tsui, and Holly A. Yanco. Analysis of Natural Gestures for Controlling Robot Teams on Multi-touch Tabletop Surfaces. ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Banff, Alberta, November 23–25, 2009.

Erin B. Rapacki, Christopher Niezrecki, and Holly A. Yanco. An Underactuated Gripper to Unlatch Door Knobs and Handles. Proceedings of the Second Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, Woburn, MA, November 2009.

Katherine M. Tsui and Holly Yanco. Towards Establishing Clinical Credibility for Rehabilitation and Assistive Robots Through Experimental Design. In Proceedings of the Robotics: Science and Systems Workshop on Good Experimental Methodology in Robotics. June 28, 2009.

Katherine M. Tsui, Holly Yanco, David Feil-Seifer, and Maja Mataric. Methods for Evaluating Assistive Robotic Technology. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems. Edited by Raj Madhavan, Edward Tunstel, and Elena Messina. Springer, 2009.

Munjal Desai, Kristen Stubbs, Aaron Steinfeld, and Holly Yanco. Creating Trustworthy Robots: Lessons and Inspirations from Automated Systems. Proceedings of the AISB Convention: New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, 2009.

Fred Martin, Gena Greher, Jesse Heines, James Jeffers, Hyun Ju Kim, Sarah Kuhn, Karen Roehr, Nancy Selleck, Linda Silka, and Holly Yanco. Joining Computing and the Arts at a Mid-Size University. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 24, Issue 6, pages 87-94, June 2009.

Elizabeth S. Kim, Dan Leyzberg, Katherine M. Tsui, and Brian Scassellati. How People Talk When Teaching a Robot. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI/SIGART Human-Robot Interaction Conference, March 11–13, 2009.

Mark Micire, Jill L. Drury, Brenden Keyes, and Holly Yanco. Multi-Touch Interaction for Robot Control. International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), Sanibel Island, Florida, February 8–11, 2009.

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2008

Mark Micire. Evolution and Field Performance of a Rescue Robot. Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 25, Issue 1-2, p. 17-30.

Munjal Desai, Jill L. Drury, and Holly Yanco. Initial User Reactions to Robot Interfaces with Sliding Scale Autonomy and Trust Scales. Poster presentation at the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Amsterdam, March 2008.

Mark Micire, Jill L. Drury, Brenden Keyes, Holly Yanco, and Amanda Courtemanche. Performance of Multi-Touch Table Interaction and Physically Situated Robot Agents.  Poster presentation at the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Amsterdam, March 2008.

Katherine M. Tsui, Holly Yanco, David Feil-Seifer, and Maja Mataric. Survey of Domain-Specific Performance Measures in Assistive Robotic Technology. Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS), R. Madhavan and E. Messina (eds.), NIST Special Publication 1090, pages 116-123, August 2008.

Erin Rapacki, Katherine M. Tsui, David Kontak, and Holly Yanco. Design and Evaluation of Laser Joystick in a Turret Assembly. Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America Conference, June 2008.

Katherine M. Tsui. MS Thesis: Design and Evaluation of a Visual Control Interface of a Wheelchair Robotic Arm for Users with Cognitive Impairments. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. May 2008.
 
Jill L. Drury, Jonathan Arambula, Sarah Kuhn, Mark Micire, and Holly Yanco. Identifying Technology Gaps in Hazardous Materials Operations. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 2008.

Katherine M. Tsui, Holly Yanco, David Kontak, and Linda Beliveau. Development and Evaluation of a Flexible Interface for a Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Arm. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI/SIGART Human-Robot Interaction Conference, March 2008.

Katherine M. Tsui, Holly Yanco, David Kontak, and Linda Beliveau. Experimental Design for Human-Robot Interaction with Assistive Technology. Human-Robot Interaction Conference Workshop on Robotic Helpers: User Interaction, Interfaces and Companions in Assistive and Therapy Robotics, March 12, 2008.

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2007

Amanda Courtemanche, Mark Micire and Holly Yanco. Human-Robot Interaction using a Multi-Touch Display. 2nd Annual IEEE Tabletop Workshop, poster presentation, October 2007.

Holly A. Yanco, Brenden Keyes, Jill L. Drury, Curtis W. Nielsen, Douglas A. Few and David J. Bruemmer. Evolving Interface Design for Robot Search Tasks. Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 24, Issue 8-9, p. 779-799. August/September 2007.

Mark Micire, Martin Schedlbauer and Holly Yanco. Horizontal Selection: An Evaluation of a Digital Tabletop Input Device. In Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, CO. August 2007.

Hyun Ju Kim, Diana Coluntino, Fred G. Martin, Linda Silka and Holly A. Yanco. Artbotics: Community-Based Collaborative Art and Technology Education. Educations Program paper presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2007, The 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, San Diego, CA. August 2007.

Fred Martin, Hyun Ju Kim, Linda Silka, Holly Yanco, and Diana Coluntino. Artbotics: Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-Disciplinary, Community-Based Learning in Computer Science, Robotics, and Art. Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop on Research in Robots for Education at the Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Atlanta, GA. July 2007.

Katherine M. Tsui and Holly A. Yanco. Assistive, Surgical, and Rehabilitation Robots from the Perspective of Medical and Healthcare Professionals. Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction, July 2007.

Matt Bailey, Andrew Chanler, Bruce Maxwell, Mark Micire, Katherine M. Tsui, and Holly Yanco. Development of Stereo Vision-Based Navigation for a Robotic Wheelchair. Proceedings of the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 2007.

Holly A. Yanco and Jill L. Drury. Rescuing Interfaces: A Multi-Year Study of Human-Robot Interaction at the AAAI Robot Rescue Competition. Autonomous Robots, Volume 22, Number 4, pp. 333-352. May 2007.

Linda Silka, Hyan Ju Kim, Fred Martin, Holly Yanco, Jerry Beck, Diana Coluntino and Diane Testa. Artbotics: The Challenge of New Partnerships. Presented at the CITA International Conference on Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve the Promise, Lowell, MA, April 2007.

Jill L. Drury, Brenden Keyes and Holly A. Yanco. LASSOing HRI: Analyzing Situation Awareness in Map-Centric and Video-Centric Interfaces. Proceedings of the Second Annual ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March 2007.

Katherine M. Tsui and Holly A. Yanco. Simplifying Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Arm Control with a Visual Interface. Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics, March 2007.

Holly A. Yanco, Hyun Ju Kim, Fred Martin and Linda Silka. Artbotics: Combining Art and Robotics to Broaden Participation in Computing. Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Robots and Robot Venues: Resources for AI Education, March 2007.

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2006

Holly A. Yanco, Michael Baker, Robert Casey, Brenden Keyes, Philip Thoren, Jill L. Drury, Douglas Few, Curtis Nielsen and David Bruemmer. Analysis of Human-Robot Interaction for Urban Search and Rescue. Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, August 22-24, 2006.

Brenden Keyes, Robert Casey, Holly A. Yanco, Bruce A. Maxwell, and Yavor Georgiev. Camera Placement and Multi-Camera Fusion for Remote Robot Operation. Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, August 22-24, 2006.

Katherine M. Tsui and Holly A. Yanco. Human-in-the-Loop Control of an Assistive Robot Arm. Proceedings of the Workshop on Manipulation for Human Environments, Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, August 2006.

Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar, Lisa Meeden and Holly Yanco. The Pyro Toolkit for AI and Robotics. AI Magazine 27(1), Spring 2006, pp. 39-50.

Michael Baker. MS Thesis: An Intelligent Suggestion System for Improved Human-Robot Interaction. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA. July 2006.

Jill L. Drury, Holly A. Yanco, Whitney Howell, Brian Minten and Jennifer Casper. Changing Shape: Improving Situation Awareness for a Polymorphic Robot. Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006.

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2005

Munjal Desai and Holly A. Yanco. Blending Human and Robot Inputs for Sliding Scale Autonomy. Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Nashville, TN, August 2005.

Robert Casey, Andrew Chanler, Munjal Desai, Brenden Keyes, Philip Thoren, Michael Baker, and Holly A. Yanco. Good Wheel Hunting: UMass Lowell's Scavenger Hunt Robot System. Proceedings of the AAAI-05 Robot Competition and Exhibition Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2005.

Holly A. Yanco, Michael Baker, Robert Casey, Andrew Chanler, Munjal Desai, Dan Hestand, Brenden Keyes, and Philip Thoren. Improving Human-Robot Interaction for Remote Robot Operation. Robot Competition and Exhibition Abstract, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), July 2005.

Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar, Lisa Meeden and Holly A. Yanco. Pyro: An Integrated Environment for Robotics Education. Robot Competition and Exhibition Abstract, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), July 2005.

Michael Baker and Holly A. Yanco. Automated Street Crossing for Assistive Robots. Proceedings of the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Chicago, June 2005.

William D. Smart, Sheila Tejada, Bruce Maxwell, Ashley Stroupe, Jennifer Casper, Adam Jacoff, Holly Yanco and Magda Bugajska. The 2004 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition. AI Magazine, 26(2), Summer 2005, p. 25-35.

Jill L. Drury, Holly A. Yanco and Jean Scholtz. Using Competitions to Study Human-Robot Interaction in Urban Search and Rescue. ACM CHI Interactions, March/April 2005, p. 39-41.

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2004

Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar, Lisa Meeden and Holly Yanco. Pyro: A Python-based Versatile Programming Environment for Teaching Robotics. ACM Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC), Volume 4, Number 3, September 2004.

Michael Baker, Robert Casey, Brenden Keyes and Holly A. Yanco. Improved Interfaces for Human-Robot Interaction in Urban Search and Rescue. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2004. Nominated for best student paper award.

Michael Baker and Holly A. Yanco. Autonomy Mode Suggestions for Improving Human-Robot Interaction. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2004.

Dan Hestand and Holly A. Yanco. Layered Sensor Modalities for Improved Feature Detection. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2004.

Holly A. Yanco and Jill Drury. "Where Am I?" Acquiring Situation Awareness Using a Remote Robot Platform. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2004.

Holly A. Yanco and Jill Drury. Classifying Human-Robot Interaction: An Updated Taxonomy. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2004.

Jean Scholtz, Jeff Young, Jill L. Drury, and Holly A. Yanco. Evaluation of Human-Robot Interaction Awareness in Search and Rescue. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), New Orleans, April 2004.

Jill L. Drury, Jean Scholtz and Holly A. Yanco. Applying CSCW and HCI Techniques to Human-Robot Interaction. Proceedings of the CHI 2004 Workshop on Shaping Human-Robot Interaction, April 2004, Vienna, pp. 13-16.

Jill L. Drury, Dan Hestand, Holly A. Yanco aned Jean Scholtz. Design Guidelines for Improved Human-Robot Interaction, Proceedings of CHI2004, Poster Presentation, Vienna, April 2004.

Holly A. Yanco, Jill L. Drury, and Jean Scholtz. Beyond Usability Evaluation: Analysis of Human-Robot Interaction at a Major Robotics Competition. Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 19, Numbers 1 and 2, pp. 117-149.

Bruce A. Maxwell, William Smart, Adam Jacoff, Jennifer Casper, Brian Weiss, Jean Scholtz, Holly Yanco, Mark Micire, Ashley Stroupe, Dan Stormont, and Tom Lauwers. "2003 AAAI Robot Competition and Exhibition. AI Magazine, 25(2), Summer 2004, pp. 68-80.

Douglas Blank, Holly Yanco, Deepak Kumar, and Lisa Meeden. Avoiding the Karel-the-Robot Paradox: A Framework for Making Sophisticated Robotics Accessible. Proceedings of the 2004 AAAI Spring Symposium on Accessible, Hands-on AI and Robotics Education.

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2003

Jill L. Drury, Jean Scholtz, and Holly A. Yanco. Awareness in Human-Robot Interactions. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Washington, DC, October 2003.

Holly A. Yanco and Karl R. Wurst. Beyond Botball: Science Experiments With Your Handyboard. In Proceedings of the National Conference on Educational Robotics, Norman, Oklahoma, June 28 - July 1, 2003.

Holly A. Yanco and Tucker Balch. The AAAI-2002 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition. AI Magazine, Volume 24, Number 1, Spring 2003, pp. 45-50.

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2002

Holly A. Yanco and Jill L. Drury. A Taxonomy for Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Human-Robot Interaction, AAAI Technical Report FS-02-03, Falmouth, Massachusetts, November 2002, pp. 111-119.

Holly A. Yanco. Performance of Assistive Robotic Systems. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, August 2002.

Karen Haigh and Holly A. Yanco. Automation as Caregiver: A Survey of Issues and Technologies. In Proceedings of the AAAI-2002 Workshop on Automation as Caregiver: The Role of Intelligent Technology in Elder Care, Edmonton, Alberta, August 2002.

Tucker Balch and Holly A. Yanco. Ten Years of the AAAI Robot Competition and Exhibition: Looking Back and to the Future. AI Magazine, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2002, pp. 13-22.

Jennifer L. Casper and Holly A. Yanco. AAAI/RoboCup 2001 Robot Rescue. AI Magazine, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2002, pp. 43-50.

Pedro Lima, Tucker Balch, Masahiro Fujita, Raul Rojas, Manuela Veloso, and Holly A. Yanco. RoboCup 2001: A Report on Research Issues that Surfaced During the Competitions and Conference. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, June 2002.

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2001

Holly A. Yanco. Designing Metrics for Comparing the Performance of Robotic Systems in Robot Competitions. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Measuring Performance and Intelligence of Intelligent Systems (PERMIS), IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, Mexico, September 2001.

Holly A. Yanco. Development and Testing of a Robotic Wheelchair System for Outdoor Navigation. In Proceedings of the 2001 Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. RESNA Press, 2001.

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Holly's Publications Prior to the Robotics Lab

2000

Holly A. Yanco. "Shared User-Computer Control of a Robotic Wheelchair System." Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2000.

Holly A. Yanco. Book Review: “Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Robots: Case Studies of Successful Robot Systems." Artificial Life, Volume 6, Number 2 , 2000, pp. 181-183.

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1998

Vibhu O. Mittal, Holly A. Yanco, John Aronis and Richard Simpson, editors. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: Assistive Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Springer-Verlag, 1998.

Holly A. Yanco. Wheelesley, “A Robotic Wheelchair System: Indoor Navigation and User Interface.” In Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: Assistive Technology and Artificial Intelligence, edited by V.O. Mittal, H.A. Yanco, J. Aronis, and R. Simspon. Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp. 256-268.

Holly A. Yanco. "The AAAI-97 Robot Exhibition." AI Magazine, Volume 19, Number 3, Fall 1998, pp. 39-47.

Holly A. Yanco. “The `Hors D'Oeuvres Anyone?' Event.” AI Magazine, Volume 19, Number 3, Fall 1998, pp. 33-37.

Holly A. Yanco. “Development of Outdoor Navigation for a Robotic Wheelchair System.” Student abstract in Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI Press/MIT Press, 1998, pp. 1208.

Holly A. Yanco and James Gips. “Driver Performance Using Single Switch Scanning with a Powered Wheelchair: Robotic Assisted Control Versus Traditional Control.” In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 26-30 June 1998. RESNA Press, 1998, pp 298-300.

Holly A. Yanco. “Integrating Robotic Research: A Survey of Robotic Wheelchair Development.” , Stanford, California, March, 1998.

Holly A. Yanco. “Integrating Robotic Research for Assistive Technology Applications.” Short position paper for the AAAI Spring Symposium on Integrating Robotic Research, Stanford, California, March, 1998.

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1997

Holly A. Yanco and James Gips. “Preliminary Investigation of a Semi-Autonomous Robotic Wheelchair Directed Through Electrodes.” In Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 20-24 June 1997. RESNA Press, 1997, pp. 414-416.

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1996

Peter M. Todd and Holly A. Yanco. “Environmental Effects on Minimal Behaviors in the Minimat World.” Adaptive Behavior, Volume 4, Number 3/4, Winter/Spring 1996, pp. 365-413.

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1995

Holly A. Yanco, Anna Hazel, Alison Peacock, Suzanna Smith and Harriet Wintermute. “Initial Report on Wheelesley: A Robotic Wheelchair System.” In Proceedings of the Workshop on Developing AI Applications for the Disabled, held at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montreal, Canada, August, 1995.

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1994

Peter M. Todd, Stewart W. Wilson, Anil B. Somayaji, and Holly A. Yanco. “The Blind Breeding the Blind: Adaptive Behavior Without Looking.” In From Animals to Animats 3: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, edited by D. Cliff, P. Husbands, J.-A. Meyer, and S.W. Wilson. Brighton, England. The MIT Press/Bradford Books, 1994, pp. 228-237.

Holly A. Yanco. “Robot Communication: Issues and Implementations.” Sc.M. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1994.

Holly Yanco. “Synthetic Robot Language Development.” Student abstract in Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI Press/The MIT Press, 1994, p. 1500.

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1993

Holly Yanco. “Development of a Context Dependent Robot Language: Preliminary Results.” In Proceedings of the Workshop on Dynamically Interacting Robots, held at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Chambery, France, August 1993.

Holly Yanco. “Talking About the World: Cooperative Robots that Learn to Communicate.” In Learning Action Models: Papers from the 1993 AAAI Workshop, AAAI Technical Report WS-93-06, Washington, D.C., July 1993, pp. 52-56.

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1992

Holly Yanco and Lynn Andrea Stein. “An Adaptive Communication Protocol for Cooperating Mobile Robots.” In From Animals to Animats 2: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, edited by J.-A. Meyer, H.L. Roitblat and S.W. Wilson. The MIT Press/Bradford Books, 1993, pp. 478-485.

Holly Yanco. “Towards an Adaptable Robot Language.” In Intelligent Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Real World Robots: Papers from the 1992 Fall Symposium, AAAI Technical Report FS-92-02, Boston, MA, October 1992, pp. 191-194.

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