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CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Head: Illah Nourbakhsh
Contact: Illah Nourbakhsh
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Location:
NSH A504
(412) 268 6723
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Publications
  • Arts & Bots: Application and Outcomes of a Secondary School Robotics Program

    Jennifer Cross, Emily Hamner, Christopher Bartley, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    In proceedings of 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October, 2015, pp. 2159-2167.
    Details | pdf (623KB) | Copyrighted

  • Identifying and Cultivating Diverse STEM Talent through Creative Robotics

    Jennifer Cross and Emily Hamner
    In proceedings of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana., July, 2014.
    Details | pdf (320KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Visual Robot-Programming Environment for Multidisciplinary Education

    Jennifer Cross, Christopher Bartley, Emily Hamner, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May, 2013.
    Details | pdf (975KB) | Copyrighted

  • Exploring Gigapixel Image Environments for Science Communication and Learning in Museums

    Ahmed Ansari, Marti Louw, Christopher Bartley, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    May, 2013.
    Details

  • Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms

    Emily Hamner and Jennifer Cross
    Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) , March, 2013.
    Details | pdf (258KB) | Copyrighted

  • Stories in the Rock: A Design Case of an Explorable Image Viewer in a Natural History Museum

    Marti Louw, Ahmed Ansari, Christopher Bartley, and Camellia Sanford
    International Journal of Designs for Learning, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 56-71, October, 2013.
    Details

  • ChargeCar Community Conversions: Practical, Custom Electric Vehicles Now!

    H. Benjamin Brown, Illah Nourbakhsh , Christopher Bartley, Jennifer Cross, Paul S. Dille, Joshua Schapiro, and Alexander Styler
    March, 2012.
    Details | pdf (9MB) | Copyrighted

  • Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals

    Tom Lauwers
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-10-09, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2010
    Details | pdf (17MB) | Copyrighted

  • Evaluating the Urban Electric Vehicle

    Paul Dille, Matt Duescher, Illah Nourbakhsh , Gregg Podnar, and Joshua Schapiro
    March, 2010.
    Details | pdf (100KB) | Copyrighted

  • First Steps: The School Introduction Process

    Christopher Strebel, Clementina Acedo, Illah Nourbakhsh , Randy Sargent, and Laura M. Tomokiyo
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-09-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July, 2009
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Robot Diaries Interim Project Report: Development of a Technology Program for Middle School Girls

    Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, Kristen Stubbs, Kevin Crowley, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2008
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration

    Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, Illah Nourbakhsh , and Carl Francis DiSalvo
    AAAI Spring Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science, March, 2008.
    Details | pdf (293KB) | Copyrighted

  • Collective Actuation

    Jason Campbell and Padmanabhan Pillai
    The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 27, No. 3 - 4, pp. 299 - 314, March, 2008.
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • CSbots: A case study in introducing educational technology to a classroom setting

    Tom Lauwers, Illah Nourbakhsh , and Emily Hamner
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-41, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2008
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • CMUcam3: An Open Programmable Embedded Vision Sensor

    Anthony Rowe, Adam G. Goode, Dhiraj Goel, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-07-13, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2007
    Details | pdf (275KB) | Copyrighted

  • TeRK: A Flexible Tool for Science and Technology Education

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Carl Francis DiSalvo, and Debra Bernstein
    Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Robots and Robot Venues: Resources for AI Education, March, 2007.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • A Roadmap for Technology Literacy and a Vehicle for Getting There: Educational Robotics and the TeRK Project

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, and Carl Francis DiSalvo
    Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 2006, October, 2006.
    Details | pdf (172KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Design of a Highly Reliable Robot for Unmediated Museum Interaction

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Emily Hamner, E. Porter, Brian Dunlavey, Ellen M. Ayoob, T. Hsiu, M. Lotter, and S. Shelly
    Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '05), May, 2005, pp. 3225 - 3231.
    Details | pdf (406KB) | Copyrighted

  • Educational Results of the Personal Exploration Rover Museum Exhibit

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Emily Hamner, Brian Dunlavey, D. Bernstein, and K. Crowley
    Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '05), May, 2005, pp. 4278 - 4283.
    Details | pdf (286KB) | Copyrighted

  • Up Close and Personal from Mars

    Emily Hamner, Mark Lotter, Illah Nourbakhsh , and Skip Shelly
    interactions, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 30 - 36, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (651KB) | Copyrighted

  • Interaction Challenges in Human-Robot Space Exploration

    Terrence W. Fong and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Interactions, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 42-45, March, 2005.
    Details | pdf (558KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Robotic Autonomy Mobile Robotics Course: Robot Design, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Kevin Crowley, Ajinkya Bhave, Emily Hamner, Thomas Hsiu, Andres Santiago Perez-Bergquist, Steve Richards, and Katie Wilkinson
    Autonomous Robots, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 103-127, January, 2005.
    Details

  • Formal measures of learning in a secondary school mobile robotics course

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Emily Hamner, K. Crowley, and K. Wilkinson
    Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '04), May, 2004, pp. 1831 - 1836.
    Details | pdf (542KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Personal Exploration Rover: The Ground-up Design, Deployment and Educational Evaluation of an Educational Robot for Unmediated Informal Learning Sites

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Emily Hamner, Debra Bernstein, Kevin Crowley, Eric Porter, Thomas Hsiu, Brian Dunlavey, Ellen M. Ayoob, Mark Lotter, Skip Shelly, Anuja Parikh, and Daniel Clancy
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-04-38, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2004
    Details | pdf (755KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Personal Rover Project: The comprehensive design of a domestic personal robot

    Emily Hamner, R. Gockley, E. Porter, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Special Issue on Socially Interactive Robots, Vol. 42, No. 3 - 4, pp. 245 - 258, March, 2003.
    Details | pdf (835KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Personal Rover Project

    Illah Nourbakhsh
    2002 IROS Workshop on Social Robotics, 2002.
    Details | pdf (388KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Personal Rover

    Emily Hamner, Rachel Gockley, Eric Porter, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    2002 AAAI Conference Workshop Proceedings, 2002.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • A Low Cost Embedded Color Vision System

    Anthony Rowe, Chuck Rosenberg, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Proceedings of IROS 2002, 2002.
    Details | pdf (472KB) | Copyrighted

  • The history of the Mobot museum robot series: An Evolutionary Study

    Thomas Willeke, Clay Kunz, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Proceedings of FLAIRS 2001, May, 2001.
    Details | pdf (172KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Simple Low Cost Color Vision System

    A. Rowe, Chuck Rosenberg, and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Tech sketch paper presented at CVPR 2001, October, 2001.
    Details | pdf (121KB) | Copyrighted

  • Control of the Gyrover: a single-wheel gyroscopically stabilized robot

    Enrique Ferreira, Shu-Jen Tsai, Chris Paredis, and H. Benjamin Brown
    Advanced Robotics, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 459 - 475, July, 2000.
    Details

  • Appearance-Based Place Recognition for Topological Localization

    Iwan Ulrich and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Proceedings of ICRA 2000, May, 2000, pp. 1023 - 1029.
    Details | pdf (215KB) | Copyrighted

  • Appearance-Based Obstacle Detection with Monocular Color Vision

    Iwan Ulrich and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Proceedings of AAAI 2000, 2000.
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Dynamic mobility with single-wheel configuration

    Yangsheng Xu, H. Benjamin Brown, and Kwok Wai Au
    International Journal of Robotics Research, July, 1999, pp. 728 - 738.
    Details | pdf (136KB) | Copyrighted

  • Topological Localization by Training a Vision-based Transition Detector

    Dandapani Radhakrishnan and Illah Nourbakhsh
    Proceedings of IROS 1999, October, 1999, pp. 468 - 473.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Modeling human strategy in controlling a dynamically stabilized robot

    Yangsheng Xu, Wai-Kuen Yu, and K.W. Au
    Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '99), October, 1999, pp. 507 - 512.
    Details | pdf (419KB) | Copyrighted

  • Decoupled dynamics and stabilization of single wheel robot

    K.W. Au and Yangsheng Xu
    Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '99), October, 1999, pp. 197 - 203.
    Details | pdf (447KB) | Copyrighted

  • Control of the Gyrover: A Single-Wheel Gyroscopically Stabilized Robot

    Shu-Jen Tsai, Enrique Ferreira, and Chris Paredis
    Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99), October, 1999, pp. 179 - 184.
    Details | pdf (265KB) | Copyrighted

  • An Affective Mobile Educator with a Full-time Job

    Illah Nourbakhsh , Judith Bobenage, Sebastien Grange, Ron Lutz, Roland Meyer, and Alvaro Soto
    Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 114, No. 1 - 2, pp. 95 - 124, October, 1999.
    Details | pdf (280KB) | Copyrighted

  • Dynamic model of a gyroscopic wheel

    G.C. Nandy and Yangsheng Xu
    Proc. 1998 IEEE Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '98), May, 1998, pp. 2683 - 2688.
    Details | pdf (482KB) | Copyrighted

  • Analysis of actuation and dynamic balancing for a single-wheel robot

    Yangsheng Xu, Kwok Wai Au, G. C. Nandy, and H. Benjamin Brown
    Intelligent Robots and Systems, October, 1998, pp. 1789 -1794.
    Details | pdf (399KB) | Copyrighted

  • A single-wheel, gyroscopically stabilized robot

    H. Benjamin Brown and Yangsheng Xu
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 39-44, October, 1997.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • A single wheel, gyroscopically stabilized robot

    H. Benjamin Brown and Yangsheng Xu
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1996, pp. 3658-3663.
    Details | pdf (695KB) | Copyrighted