Duckworth Awarded Research Fellowship

Dexter Duckworth has been awarded a Shackouls Honor College Summer Research Fellowship Award for his proposed research project, “Tactile Hair Sensors for Legged Robot Navigation.”

Crumpton Earns Award at Poster Competition

Ph.D. student and STaRS Lab member Joe Crumpton presented his vocal prosody work at the inaugural Spring 2014 Bagley Graduate Research Poster Competition on March 24th. His presentation, titled “Conveying Emotion in Robotic Speech: Lessons Learned” received a Distinguished award of a certificate and $300. Joe is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Cindy Bethel. Congratulations to Joe on this accomplishment.

Crumpton Accepted to HRI Pioneers

The extended abstract entitled “The Use of Vocal Prosody to Communicate Emotion in Robot Speech” by Joe Crumpton has been accepted to the highly competitive Pioneers Workshop at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. This is a competitive workshop open to graduate students and postdocs and it is to establish their cohort for future collaborations and information sharing.

Joe is a PhD student in Computer Science working under the direction of Dr. Cindy Bethel and member of the STaRS lab.

Duckworth wins BCoE Student Publication Award

On January 29th, the Bagley College of Engineering recognized the first group of winners of the Student Publication Award. Thirty-four students were recognized,including STaRS lab member Dexter Duckworth. From the press release:

“To qualify for a publication award, an undergraduate student must have co-authored at least one published, peer-reviewed conference paper, and a graduate student must have co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article.  Each qualified student author received a cash award and a certificate of achievement.”

Dexter is an undergraduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a member of the STaRS lab.