Tarek H. Mokhtar

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While high-technology has become pervasive in hospitals, domestic environments remain essentially low-tech and conventional, despite the care needs of an aging population wishing to age in place. In response, an interdisciplinary team - robotics engineer, architect, human factors psychologist and gerontologist - are designing, constructing, field testing,(More)
The monument is our first computer: a complex, physical entity that stores and brings to consciousness facts, ideas and aspirations - information. In this paper, we introduce transdisciplinary research aiming to overcome, in the Information World, the static, petrified character of monuments which has longpresented collective memories about human events in(More)
Attempting to bridge the educational gap between robotics and other disciplines is always challenging, but it is likely to provide interesting results. This point is exemplified in a graduate-level class, architectural robotics, enrolling students from electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering as well as human factors psychology and architecture [1].(More)
We discuss disciplinary barriers which have traditionally prevented robotics from significantly impacting the built (architectural) environment we inhabit. Specifically, we describe the implementation of, and lessons learned from, a multidisciplinary graduate-level course in Architectural Robotics. The results from class interactions and projects provide(More)
A ttempting to bridge the educational gap between robotics and other disciplines is always challenging , but it is likely to provide interesting results. This point is exemplified in a graduate-level class, architectural robotics, enrolling students from electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering as well as human factors psychology and architecture(More)
We discuss disciplinary barriers which have traditionally prevented robotics from significantly impacting the built (architectural) environment we inhabit. Specifically, we describe the implementation of, and lessons learned from, a multidisciplinary graduate-level course in Architectural Robotics. The results from class interactions and projects provide(More)
A critical step in any design process is the early generation and evaluation of design alternatives. In this paper, we elaborate a process of generation and evaluation of design alternatives for a computational artifact of unusually largescale and complexity: an intelligent civic monument we call Monumental-IT. As computation becomes ubiquitous at all(More)
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