Dr. Bethel, Daniel Carruth, and Teena Garrison Present in Poland

“Robot Needs Assessment and Issues Discovered from Tactical SWAT Team Exercises” was presented by Dr. Cindy L. Bethel, Daniel Carruth, and Teena Garrison at the NATO CSO STO AVT-241/RSM-022 Technological and Operational Problems Connected with UGV Application for Future Military Operations conference in Rzeszow, Poland.
Read the full publication here.

Current Studies Seeking Participants

Spring Semester 2015

Two studies are collecting data this semester. If you are taking a psychology class here at MSU and would like to receive Psychology Research Program (PRP) credit, sign up at the Sona PRP system for the “Vocal Prosody of Robots” and/or “Human to Robot Inquiry” studies.

If you are not in a psychology class you can sign up for the studies on the following pages:
Vocal Prosody of Robots
Human to Robot Inquiry

Follow the link(s) to sign up as a participant. Most studies take place in Room 214 of Butler Hall (Computer Science and Engineering Building).

Dr. Bethel and Joe Crumpton Present in Scotland

Dr. Cindy L. Bethel and Joe Crumpton presented Conveying Emotion of Robotic Speech: Lessons Learned at Ro-Man 2014- the 23rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication in Edinburgh, Scotland.


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Computing Research Association Produces Video Featuring STaRS Lab

Patrick Sammon, a film producer, came to Mississippi State University on June 01st, 2014 to film Dr. Bethel’s research on the integration of robots with tactical teams. The video was published for international and national public release as a Computing in Action Video sponsored and distributed by the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)

The article published by the CCC can be found here.

Watch the full video here:

Bethel Receives funding for DSW Workshop

Cindy L. Bethel, Lydia Tapia, and Aleksandra Faust have been awarded funding to support a Discipline Specific Workshop (DSW) for a Robotics Career Mentoring Workshop for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Robotics sponsored by the CRA-W (Computing Research Association – Women) and CDC (Coalition to Diversify Computing).

The workshop will be co-located with the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) flagship conference the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), May 25-30, 2015 in Seattle, WA. This will be a high profile workshop to assist undergraduate and graduate students determine the best options for career paths including graduate studies, post-graduate studies, industry vs. academics paths, etc.

This is one of the first workshops of its kind open to both undergraduate and graduate students in the robotics community.