October 2017

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…

Critical Interactives: Ward One

Ward One is an iOS application that tells the history of the Ward One voting district in Columbia, South Carolina, a traditionally black neighborhood that was demolished under…