Category: Research

N-Dimensional Data Analysis and Visualization (NDDAV) @ LLNL

  Team: Emma Drobina, Shusen Liu, Peer-Timo Bremer Machine learning models for scientific applications often learn complex, high-dimensional functions that are difficult to understand on their own.  Additionally,…

Augmented Reality for Rehabilitative Therapy

This paper won the Sue Bogner Healthcare Technical Group Best Student Paper Award at HFES 2019. Team: Rua M. Williams, Kiana Alikhademi, Emma Drobina, Juan E. Gilbert, Tommy…

The Fallacy of Objectivity

Team: Rua M. Williams, Jeremy Waisome, Kyla McMullen, Emma Drobina This past week,  I co-presented a workshop at the 2019 ACM Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. Inspired…

Trust in Artificial Explainable Intelligence (TAXI)

Team: Mahsan Nourani, Emma Drobina, Brianna Richardson, Prashant Singh As machine learning has become more widespread, the question of explainability has reared its head. Many machine learning algorithms…

“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…

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…

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…

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….

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…