Estimating Human Interest and Attention via Gaze Analysis

Conference paper for the May 2013 Int’l Conference on Robotics and Automation in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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Acting Lesson with Robot: Emotional Gestures

Conference video for the March 2012 Int’l Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Boston, MA, USA.
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Tracking Aggregate vs. Individual Gaze Behaviors during a Robot-led Tour Simplifies overall Engagement Estimates

Late Breaking Report for the March 2012 Int’l Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Boston, USA.
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Eight Lessons learned about Non-verbal Interactions through Robot Theater

Conference paper for the November 2011 International Conference on Social Robotics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Devilishly Charming Robots and Charismatic Machines

HRI Young Pioneers poster for the March 2011 International Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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A Saavy Robot Standup Comic: Realtime Learning through Audience Tracking

Work-in-progress paper for the January 2011 International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction in Funchal, Portugal.
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Realtime Touch Gesture Recognition for a Sensate Robot : IROS

Published and presented as part of the October 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Anti-Paparazzi Fashion : ISWC

Presented by Adam Harvey as part of the September 2009 International Symposium on Wearable Computing in Linz, Austria.
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Robot Design Rubrics : HRI

Presented as part of the workshop on ‘How to integrate social robots into society’ during the 2009 International Conference on Human Robot Interaction in San Diego California.
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Interactive Fall Prevention Wheelchair: EMBC

Conference paper for the 2008 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Realtime Social Touch Gesture Recogniton: Master’s Thesis

Conducted under Cynthia Breazeal in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, as part of my MIT Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


A Short History of Artificial Intelligence, A Student Perspective: CSAIL/NSF

Summary created as part of an National Science Foundation Grant to archive MIT’s Early Artificial Intelligence research, through films, interviews and independent research.
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Additional Press

Fast Company : The League of Extraordinary Nerds 1/2011

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New Scientist Magazine: Robothespians, 12/2010

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Technology Review: World’s First Robot Census 10/2010

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Additional Video

Motherboard Interview @ Harvard Humanity+ Summit, 6/2010

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Ignite Talk: The Rise of Charismatic Machines 7/2009

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