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Telepresence Robot Kit (TeRK)
Head: Illah Nourbakhsh
Contact: Illah Nourbakhsh
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
 Quality of Life Technology Center (QoLT)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Human-Robot Interaction Group
 CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Project Homepage
  • 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, March, 2008, pp. 299 - 314.
    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

  • 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, September, 2006.
    Details | pdf (172KB) | Copyrighted