Dr. Bethel Selected as a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar

Dr. Bethel has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar for a research program at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia!

Dr. Bethel will continue researching therapeutic robots at the University of Technology Sydney during the 2018-19 academic year. In Australia,  Dr. Bethel will collaborate with researchers in the University of Technology Sydney’s Magic Lab for Social Robotics to improve the design and function of Therabot and test its effectiveness. Dr. Bethel and her team are working to develop a robotic therapy support system, which includes providing a small robotic dog to individuals undergoing therapy, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorders.

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Therabot™ at the 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference

The Therabot™ team headed to the 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction to showcase Therabot™! The conference was held on March 5th-8th in Chicago, IL, USA. Team members Sarah Darrow, Zack Henkel, and Kenna Baugus, presented the Therabot™ robot as part of the conference demonstration track and published a one page abstract on the research associated with its development.

Learn more about Therabot™ here.

 

Therabot™ at the conference

Zachary Henkel, a member of the Therabot™ team, presenting Therabot™ to attendees of the conference.

Dr. Bethel named as recipient of Billie J. Ball Endowed Professorship

Dr. Cindy Bethel has been named as the newest recipient of the Billie J. Ball Endowed Professorship in Engineering!

“Having spent some time talking with Dr. Ball the past couple of years, this recognition is such an honor,” said Dr. Bethel. “I am so thankful to have been selected to receive this professorship and especially one that is in Dr. Ball’s honor. He is an inspiration to me and an example of the qualities necessary to achieve success and to make positive contributions to society, the university, college, and my department.”

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Mississippi State University Television on STaRS Lab

Dr. James Warnock, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, interviews Dr. Cindy Bethel on the work being done in the STaRS Lab in a segment of Momentum Program on Mississippi State University’s Television. Dr. Bethel explains the role that Nao plays in therapeutic treatment.

Watch the full interview here.

Dr. Bethel and Zachary Henkel Present in Austria!

Dr. Cindy Bethel and Zachary Henkel present “A Robot Forensic Interviewer – The BAD, the GOOD, and the Undiscovered” at the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017) in Vienna, Austria on March 6th!

Read the full publication here.

Presentation on the Jaguar Robot in Herl’any, Slovakia

Matus Pleva, Jozef Juhar, Anton Cizmar, Christopher Hudson, Daniel W. Carruth, and Cindy L. Bethel presented “Implementing English Speech Interface to Jaguar Robot for SWAT Training.” at the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Applied Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI 2017) in Herl’any, Slovakia.

 

Read the full publication here.