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Head: M Bernardine Dias
Contact: Ermine A. Teves
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
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This page last updated - August 2014.
Publications
  • iSTEP 2015: Cross-Cultural Technology Development Toward Language Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Maya Lassiter, Amal Nanavati , Erik Pintar, Minnar Xie, Ermine A. Teves, and M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-16-32, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2016
    Details | pdf (5MB) | Copyrighted

  • iSTEP 2013: Exploring the Feasibility and Suitability of Assistive Technology at the Mathru Center for Differently-Abled

    Shree Lakshmi Rao, Aveed Sheikh, Avia Weinstein, Aditya Kodkany, Madeleine Clute, Madelyn Gioffre, Poornima Kaniarasu, Vivek Nair, Ermine A. Teves, Mary Beatrice Dias, and M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-16-31, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2016
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • iSTEP 2013: Development and Assessment of Assistive Technology for a School for the Blind in India

    Madeleine Clute, Madelyn Gioffre, Poornima Kaniarasu, Aditya Kodkany, Vivek Nair, Shree Lakshmi Rao, Aveed Sheikh, Avia Weinstein, Ermine A. Teves, Mary Beatrice Dias, and M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-16-30, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2016
    Details | pdf (15MB) | Copyrighted

  • iSTEP 2012: Waste Monitoring and Water Monitoring and Management at Ashesi University College in Ghana

    Scott Andes, Corinne Clinch, Julie Mallis, Sandeep Reddy Munnangi, Ronnell Perry, Sarah M. Belousov, Mary Beatrice Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Balajee Kannan, Ermine A. Teves, Yonina Cooper, and M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-16-29, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2016
    Details | pdf (23MB) | Copyrighted

  • A Needs Assessment Study of the Educational Technology Needs of English Literacy Students and Teachers in Qatar and the U.S.

    Nada Soudy, Ermine A. Teves, Mary Beatrice Dias, Silvia Pessoa, and M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-15-16, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, September, 2015
    Details | pdf (624KB) | Copyrighted

  • Preparing Engineers for a Global Future through Guided Opportunities to Innovate for Underserved Communities

    M Bernardine Dias, Ermine A. Teves, and Mary Beatrice Dias
    Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 26-37, July, 2015.
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  • Towards technology with a global heart through compassionate engineering

    M Bernardine Dias, Ermine A. Teves, and Mary Beatrice Dias
    June, 2015, pp. 96 - 100.
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  • The NavPal Suite of Tools for Enhancing Indoor Navigation for Blind Travelers

    M Bernardine Dias
    Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation, Hassan A. Karimi, ed., 2015, pp. 187 -202.
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  • Indoor Navigation Challenges for Visually Impaired People

    Mary Beatrice Dias, Ermine A. Teves, George J. Zimmerman, Hend K. Gedawy, Sarah M. Belousov, and M Bernardine Dias
    Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation, Hassan A. Karimi, ed., 2015, pp. 141-164.
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  • Indoor Navigation Aids for Blind and Visually Impaired People

    M Bernardine Dias and Satish Ravishankar
    Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation, Hassan A. Karimi, ed., 2015, pp. 165 -186.
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  • Incorporating Information from Trusted Sources to Enhance Urban Navigation for Blind Travelers

    Byung-Cheol Min, Suryansh Saxena, Aaron Steinfeld, and M Bernardine Dias
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), March, 2015.
    Details | pdf (5MB) | Copyrighted

  • How Would You Describe Assistive Robots to People Who are Blind or Low Vision?

    Byung-Cheol Min, Aaron Steinfeld, and M Bernardine Dias
    Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, March, 2015, pp. 91-92.
    Details | pdf (544KB) | Copyrighted

  • Future Directions in Indoor Navigation Technology for Blind Travelers

    M Bernardine Dias, Aaron Steinfeld, and Mary Beatrice Dias
    Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation, Hassan A. Karimi, ed., 2015, pp. 203 -226.
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  • NavPal: Technology Solutions for Enhancing Urban Navigation

    M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-21, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, September, 2014
    Details | pdf (533KB) | Copyrighted

  • iSTEP 2011 Uruguay

    Sarah M. Belousov, Yonina Cooper, M Bernardine Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Afnan Fahim, Elise Gonzales, Asma Hamid, Meghan Nahass, Roberto Ponce Lopez, Ermine A. Teves, Hanae Timoulali, and Vanessa Vázquez
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-11-26, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January, 2012
    Details | pdf (10MB) | Copyrighted

  • iSTEP 2010 Bangladesh

    Sarah M. Belousov, Yonina Cooper, M Bernardine Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Jen Horwitz, Brian Manalastas, Jonathan Muller, Aysha Siddique, Anthony Velazquez, and Ermine A. Teves
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-35, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2011
    Details | pdf (9MB) | Copyrighted

  • The PREval (Pilot Research Evaluation) Framework: Evaluating Pilot Projects in Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD)

    Mary Beatrice Dias, M Bernardine Dias, David Dausey, and Elizabeth Casman
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-11-02, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, February, 2011
    Details | pdf (490KB) | Copyrighted

  • Improving Child Literacy in Africa: Experiments with an Automated Reading Tutor

    G. Ayorkor Korsah, Jack Mostow, M Bernardine Dias, Tracy Morrison Sweet, Sarah M. Belousov, Malcolm Frederick Dias, and Haijun Gong
    Information Technologies & International Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1-19, June, 2010.
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Using Mobile Phones and Open Source Tools to Empower Social Workers in Tanzania

    Mary Beatrice Dias, Daniel Nuffer, Anthony Velazquez, Ermine A. Teves, Hatem Said Alismail, Sarah M. Belousov, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Rotimi Abimbola, Bradley Hall, and M Bernardine Dias
    International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2010), December, 2010.
    Details | pdf (311KB) | Copyrighted

  • Experiences with Lower-Cost Access to Tactile Graphics in India

    M Bernardine Dias, Mohammed Kaleemur Rahman, Saurabh Sanghvi, and Kentaro Toyama
    First Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2010), December, 2010.
    Details | pdf (748KB) | Copyrighted

  • Combining Web Technology and Mobile Phones to Enhance English Literacy in Underserved Communities

    Hatem Said Alismail, Aysha Siddique, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Anthony Velazquez, Mary Beatrice Dias, Sarah M. Belousov, Ermine A. Teves, Rotimi Abimbola, Daniel Nuffer, Bradley Hall, M Bernardine Dias, and M Bernardine Dias
    First Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2010), December, 2010.
    Details | pdf (243KB) | Copyrighted

  • iSTEP Tanzania 2009: Inaugural Experience

    Rotimi Abimbola, Hatem Alismail, Sarah M. Belousov, Beatrice Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, M Bernardine Dias, Imran Fanaswala, Bradley Hall, Daniel Nuffer, Ermine A. Teves, Jessica Thurston, and Anthony Velázquez
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-09-33, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2009
    Details | pdf (4MB) | Copyrighted

  • Enhanced Formalization, Fun-Factor, and Field Testing for a Low-Cost Braille Writing Tutor

    M Bernardine Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Sarah M. Belousov, Mohammed Kaleemur Rahman, Saurabh Sanghvi, and Noura El-Moughny
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-09-30, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July, 2009
    Details | pdf (177KB) | Copyrighted

  • Improving Child Literacy in Africa: Experiments with an Automated Reading Tutor

    G. Ayorkor Korsah, Jack Mostow, M Bernardine Dias, Tracy Morrison Sweet, Sarah M. Belousov, Malcolm Frederick Dias, and Haijun Gong
    3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2009), April, 2009.
    Details | pdf (256KB) | Copyrighted

  • Enhancing an Automated Braille Writing Tutor

    M Bernardine Dias, Malcolm Frederick Dias, Sarah M. Belousov, Mohammed Kaleemur Rahman, Saurabh Sanghvi, and Noura El-Moughn
    2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems (IROS 2009) proceedings, October, 2009.
    Details | pdf (550KB) | Copyrighted

  • Undergraduate Robotics Education in Technologically Underserved Communities

    M Bernardine Dias, Brett Browning , G. Ayorkor Korsah, Nathan Amanquah, and Noura El-Moughny
    2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April, 2007, pp. 1387-1392.
    Details | pdf (385KB) | Copyrighted

  • Teaching technical creativity through Robotics: A case study in Ghana

    G. Ayorkor Korsah, M Bernardine Dias, Brett Browning , and Nathan Amanquah
    Workshop on AI in ICT for Development (ICTD) at the Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007), January, 2007.
    Details | pdf (393KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Braille Writing Tutor to Combat Illiteracy in Developing Communities

    Nidhi Kalra, Tom Lauwers, and M Bernardine Dias
    AI in ICT for Development Workshop, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, January, 2007.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Iterative Design of A Braille Writing Tutor to Combat Illiteracy

    Nidhi Kalra, Tom Lauwers, Daniel Dewey, Thomas Stepleton, and M Bernardine Dias
    Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, December, 2007.
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  • Teaching technical creativity through Robotics: A case study in Ghana

    G. Ayorkor Korsah, M Bernardine Dias, Brett Browning , and Nathan Amanquah
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-06-46, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2006
    Details | pdf (156KB) | Copyrighted

  • The TechBridgeWorld Initiative: Broadening Perspectives in Computing Technology, Education and Research

    M Bernardine Dias, G. Ayorkor Korsah, and Joseph Mertz
    CWIT '05: Proceedings of the international symposium on Women and ICT: Creating Global Transformation, June, 2005.
    Details | pdf (234KB) | Copyrighted

  • Robotics, Education, and Sustainable Development

    M Bernardine Dias, G. Ayorkor Korsah, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara
    2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April, 2005, pp. 4248 - 4253.
    Details | pdf (289KB) | Copyrighted