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  • Atif M Memon, B C S, Lou Mary, Martha Sooa Co-Advisor, Pollack Co-Advisor University, Prof Rajiv Gupta +16 others
  • 2001
The widespread recognition of the usefulness of graphical user interfaces GUIs has established their importance as critical components of today's software. Although the use of GUIs continues to grow, GUI testing has remained a neglected research area. Since GUIs have c haracteristics that are diierent from those of conventional software, such as user events(More)
We present a compiler algorithm called BitValue, which can discover unused and constant bits in dusty-deck C programs. BitValue uses forward and backward dataflow analyses, generalizing constant-folding and dead-code detection at the bit-level. This algorithm enables compiler optimizations targeting special processor ar-chitectures for computing on(More)
Hala is a bilingual (Arabic and English) culturally-sensitive robot receptionist located at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. We report results from Hala's deployment by comparing her English dialogue corpus to that of a similar monolingual robot (named "Tank") located at CMU's Pittsburgh campus. Specifically, we compare the average number of turns per(More)
T he way people interact with robots appears to be fundamentally different from how they interact with most other technologies. People tend to ascribe a level of intelligence and sociability to robots that influences their perceptions of how the interactions should proceed. If a robot, for its part, adheres to this ascription, then the interactions tend to(More)
How do politeness strategies and cultural aspects affect robot acceptance and anthropomorphization across native speakers of English and Arabic? Previous work in cross-cultural HRI studies has mostly focused on Western and East Asian cultures. In contrast, Middle Eastern attitudes and perceptions of robot assistants are a barely researched topic. We(More)
Achieving homophily, or association based on similarity, between a human user and a robot holds a promise of improved perception and task performance. However, no previous studies that address homophily via ethnic similarity with robots exist. In this paper, we discuss the difficulties of evoking ethnic cues in a robot, as opposed to a virtual agent, and an(More)
HRI studies in a Middle Eastern environment are subject to nuances and subtleties. This study explores the nature of interactions, in an uncontrolled environment, between a permanently deployed bi-lingual robot-receptionist and interlocutors of varied native tongues. We correlate an interlocutor's native language with their propensity for accepting an(More)