E. Vincent Cross

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Mr. Wilson never votes. He doesn't vote because he is not confident in his reading capabilities; however, he decided that he will vote this year because he heard that blind people will be able to privately cast their vote. He said, "If blind people can vote, then so can I" At the voting precinct, he shows his identification and receives a blank, numbered(More)
To increase human trust in robots, we have developed a system that provides insight into robotic behaviors by enabling a robot to answer questions people pose about its actions (e.g., Q: Why did you turn left there? A: "I detected a person at the end of the hallway."). Our focus is on generation of this explanation in human-understandable terms <i>despite(More)
When culture is integrated into the mathematics classroom, it improves students’ academic achievement [3], helps move classrooms towards an equitable learning environment [30] [31], helps students have positive beliefs about mathematics [23], and integrates mathematics with other disciplines [56], [58]. Moreover, if you observe today’s kids, the use of(More)
Since the inception of elections and election technologies, all segments of the voting population have never been granted equal access, privacy and security to voting. Modern electronic voting systems have made attempts to include disabled voters but have fallen short. Using recent developments in technology a secure, user centered, multimodal electronic(More)
Voting technology today has not addressed the issues that disabled voters are confronted with at the polls. Because approximately 17% of the voting population is disabled, their issues should be handled with a solution geared towards their needs. Disabled voters need to be able to cast their vote without the assistance of others. The Prime III multimodal(More)
We describe a novel world model framework designed to support situated humanrobot communication through improved mutual knowledge about the physical world. This work focuses on enabling a robot to store and use semantic information from a human located in the same environment as the robot and respond using human-understandable terminology. This facilitates(More)
In this paper, we describe a work in progress multimodal multi -- robot user interface. This interface is designed to accommodate the limited cognitive abilities of the operator in a way to facilitate cooperative work between the robot team and the single human operator. It is the goal of the interface to take the data presented from various robots and(More)
In this paper, we describe a Human-Robot Interface (HRI) software architecture designed to enable teams of operators to share tasking for multiple unmanned vehicles and systems. Many existing robotic systems are controlled using specially-designed interfaces, which becomes problematic for operator teams controlling multiple heterogeneous systems. We propose(More)