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Illah Nourbakhsh, Emily Hamner, Debra Bernstein, Kevin Crowley, Ellen Ayoob, Mark Lotter, Skip Shelly, Thomas Hsiu, Eric Porter, Brian Dunlavey, Daniel Clancy a The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA b Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA c LotterShelly, Pittsburgh, PA, USA(More)
Installation of a robot system in a publicly accessible technical museum poses nontrivial problems along three axes. First, the robot must be reliable, both by failing rarely in spite of continuous, daily use and by allowing museum staff to easily return the robot to service. Second, the robot must perform without the need for staff intervention, from(More)
This work is a culmination of years of research to develop an effective in-vehicle countermeasure to drowsy driving. Previous work resulted in an independently validated measure of drowsiness that was then incorporated into a drowsy-driver prototype monitor. The goal of this project was to develop an associated drowsy-driver interface that enabled(More)
Considerable progress has been made in measuring drowsiness and understanding its effects upon human performance in the laboratory and in simulated and operational driving conditions. This work builds upon previous research and identifies an appropriate design for a drowsy driver detection interface. A participatory design process was used that included(More)
Robotics brings together learning across mechanism, computation and interaction using the compelling model of real-time interaction with a physically instantiated intelligent device. The project described here is the third stage of the Personal Rover Project, which aims to produce technology, curriculum and evaluation techniques for use with after-school,(More)
The value of most consumer electronics made today makes these products worth only slightly more than the parts needed to build them. In our research we have explore the aesthetics of interaction, searching for how interaction can add intrinsic value to products. Through an analysis of 20+ music players designed to emotionally link a variety of different(More)
Traditional technical manuals consist primarily of text supplemented by tabular and graphic presentation of information. In the past decade technical information systems have increasingly been authored for presentation on computers instead of on paper; however a stable set of standards for such manuals has yet to evolve. There are strong beliefs but little(More)
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