Capstone Project: Research Portal, Semester 2

Team: Boyd Compton, Emma Drobina, Sowjanya Garigipati, Ryan Hodge, Colin John During the first semester of the capstone project, we designed the layout of our web application, an…

“Pay Attention!” Developing the Social Behavior of a Responsive Robot Tutor

Team: Emma Drobina, Dr. Jenay Beer Electronic tutoring agents, such as robots, have much potential to provide customized and engaging education to students.  In math education specifically, robots…

Ward One – Spring 2018

Starting in the Spring of 2017, I worked on Ward One, a project for the Critical Interactives class. The Ward One project is an iOS application that chronicles…

Ms. An, the Robot Teaching Assistant

Team: Dr. Jenay Beer, Karina Liles, De’aira Bryant, Emma Drobina Abstract: The purpose of this project, headed by Dr. Jenay Beer and Karina Liles, is to gauge the…

a robot stands on a desk in front of a computer, which shows a diagram of a cloud.

Spatial Contiguity and Gestures for Robot Instructors

Team: Dr. Jenay Beer, Clifton Perry,  Professor Scotty Craig, Emma Drobina Abstract: Multimedia lessons are an important part of the set of educational tools. In this study, we…

a photo of the clothes collected for the clothes drive. There are five tables of clothes, plus two clothes racks, plus a table of jewelry.

Clothes Swap

I helped organize and staff two clothes drives for transgender youth in South Carolina. I volunteered with the Trans Student Alliance to collect and sort clothes, as well…

User Testing of Telepresence Robots Among Older Adults with Mobility Impairment

Team: Xian Wu, Rebecca Thomas, Emma Drobina, Tracy Mitzner, Dr. Jenay Beer Abstract: For older adults with mobility impairment, maintaining health and wellness while aging-in-place independently is crucial….

a diagram showing two people communicating via a telepresence robot

Telepresence Evaluation for Older Adults Aging with Mobility Impairment

  Team: Xian Wu, Rebecca Thomas, Emma Drobina, Tracy Mitzner, Dr. Jenay Beer Abstract: Mobility is a key component for older adults to maintain wellness and health while…

Women in Computing @ USC

I am an active member of Women in Computing @ USC (WiC), a professional organization devoted to networking, professional development, and volunteer work among women in the field…

Capstone Project: Research Portal, Semester 1

Team: Boyd Compton, Emma Drobina, Sowjanya Garigipati, Ryan Hodge, Colin John The capstone project is the final project for University of South Carolina computer science students. Over the…