Eyewitnesses are Misled by Human but Not Robot Interviewers

The paper, “Eyewitnesses are Misled by Human but Not Robot Interviewers” by Cindy L. Bethel, Deborah Eakin, Sujan Anreddy, James Kaleb Stuart, and Daniel Carruth, has been accepted for oral presentation  in the technical research program and for publication in the proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2013. HRI 2013 will be held in Tokyo, Japan in March 2013. The acceptance rate for the conference this year was 25%.

Cindy Bethel awarded ORED Cross College Research Grant

Dr. Cindy L. Bethel, Assistant Professor and Director of the Social, Therapeutic, and Robotic Systems (STaRS lab) has been awarded a total of $2000 for the ORED sponsored Cross College Research Grant. The funding will provide support for the Robotics Systems and Psychosocial Robotics Working Groups to pursue research funding.

Tailgate at Arkansas Football Game

Daniel Carruth, Joe Crumpton, Kayla Huddleston, Nathan Smith,  and Richard Sween demonstrated the Finch and NAO robots at the Bagley College of Engineering tailgate tent before the Arkansas football game.

Ankit Arya Wins Top Prize at LSU URC 2012

Ankit Arya was awarded First Prize for his Oral Presentation titled “Computer Vision for Detection of SWAT in Challenging Environments Using Long Wave Infrared Imagers” at the LSU URC 2012 Regional Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, October 26.

Ankit Arya is an undergraduate in Computer Science and Engineering and will be graduating in May. Cindy Bethel, Assistant Professor from Computer Science and Engineering, and Derek Anderson, Assistant Professor from Electrical and Computer Engineering, have co-mentored Ankit since May 2012 on this project.