Publications

2017

Community-Empowered Air Quality Monitoring System

Y.-C. Hsu, P. Dille, J. Cross, B. Dias, R. Sargent, I. Nourbakhsh
CHI 2017 (in press)
Explorables

2016

Engineering and Computational Thinking Talent in Middle School Students: a Framework for Defining and Recognizing Student Affinities

J. Cross, E. Hamner, L. Zito, and I. Nourbakhsh
2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Arts & Bots

Development of an Assessment for Measuring Middle School Student Attitudes towards Robotics Activities

J. Cross, E. Hamner, L. Zito, I. Nourbakhsh, and D. Bernstein
2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Arts & Bots

Training Teachers to Integrate Engineering into Non- Technical Middle School Curriculum

E. Hamner, J. Cross, L. Zito, D. Bernstein, and K. Mutch-Jones
2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Arts & Bots

Utilizing Engineering to Teach Non-Technical Disciplines : Case Studies of Robotics within Middle School English and Health Classes

E. Hamner, L. Zito, J. Cross, B. Slezak, S. Mellon, H. Harapko, and M. Welter
2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Arts & Bots

Robots and Romeo and Juliet: Studying Teacher Integration of Robotics into Middle School Curricula

D. Bernstein, K. Mutch-Jones, E. Hamner, and J. Cross
2016 International Conference of the American Educational Research Association
Arts & Bots

Calibration and Characterization of Low-Cost Fine Particulate Monitors and their Effect on Individual Empowerment

M.D. Taylor
Doctoral Dissertation. Carnegie Mellon University
Speck

Parallel Calibration of Low Cost Indoor PM2.5 Monitors

M.D. Taylor, I.R. Nourbakhsh, R.J. Paetz, J. Schapiro
Indoor Air 2016
Speck

Low-Cost Air Quality Monitors: Modeling and Characterization of Sensor Drift in Optical Particle Counters

M.D. Taylor
2016 IEEE Sensors Conference
Speck

Self-Tracking: Reflections from the BodyTrack Project

A. Wright
Science and Engineering Ethics
BodyTrack

2015

Robotics Community Experiences: Leveraging Informal Design and Learning Experiences to Motivate Urban Youth in STEM

K. Gomez, D. Bertstein, J. Zywica, E. Hamner, U.-S. Lee and J. Cunningham
Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics
Arts & Bots

Arts & Bots: Application and Outcomes of a Secondary School Robotics Program

J. Cross, E. Hamner, C. Bartley and I. Nourbakhsh
2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Arts & Bots

Real-Time Predictive Optimization for Energy Management in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

A. Styler and I. Nourbakhsh
Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ChargeCar

Learned Optimal Control of a Range Extender in a Series Hybrid Vehicle

A. Styler, A. Sauer, I. Nourbakhsh and H. Rottengruber
2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)
ChargeCar

A Web-based Large-scale Timelapse Editor for Creating and Sharing Guided Video Tours and Interactive Slideshows

Y.-C. Hsu, P. Dille, R. Sargent, C. Bartley and I. Nourbakhsh
IEEE Information Visualization Posters
Explorables

Community Deployment of Low-Cost Indoor Particulate Monitors

M. B. Dias, M. Taylor and I. Nourbakhsh
Annual Conference of the Air and Waste Management Association 2013
Speck

A low-cost particle counter and signal processing method for indoor air pollution

M. Taylor and I. Nourbakhsh
Air Pollution XXIII
Speck

2014

Identifying and Cultivating Diverse STEM Talent through Creative Robotics

J. Cross and E. Hamner
2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition
Arts & Bots

Joule Counting Correction for Electric Vehicles Using Artificial Neural Networks

M. Taylor
Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ChargeCar

Explorable Visual Analytics, Knowledge Discovery in Large and High-Dimensional Data

S. Amraii, M. Lewis, R. Sargent and I. Nourbakhsh
KDD Interactive Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEA) Workshop
Explorables

2013

A Visual Robot-Programming Environment for Multidisciplinary Education

J. Cross, C. Bartley, E. Hamner and I. Nourbakhsh
2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Arts & Bots

Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms

E. Hamner and J. Cross
2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
Arts & Bots

Model predictive control with uncertainty in human driven systems

A. Styler and I. Nourbakhsh
Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ChargeCar

Stories in the Rock: A Design Case of an Explorable Image Viewer in a Natural History Museum

M. Louw, A. Ansari, C. Bartley and C. Sanford
International Journal of Designs for Learning
Explorables

New ways of looking and learning in natural history museums: The use of gigapixel imaging to bring science and publics together

M. Louw and K. Crowley
Curator: The Museum Journal
Explorables

Exploring Gigapixel Image Environments for Science Communication and Learning in Museums

A. Ansari, I. Nourbakhsh, M. Louw and C. Bartley
Annual Conference of Museums and the Web
GigaPan

Very-High-Resolution Time-Lapse Photography for Plant and Ecosystems Research

M. H. Nichols, J. C. Steven, R. Sargent, P. Dille, and J. Schapiro
Botanical Society of America
TimeMachine

An Efficient Algorithm for Very Low Cost Personal Particulate Monitors

M. Taylor and I. Nourbakhsh
AAAR 2013 Conference
Speck

2012

Building Technical Knowledge and Engagement in Robotics: An Examination of two Out-of-School Programs

K. Gomez, D. Bernstein, J. Zywica and E. Hamner
Robots in K-12 Education
Arts & Bots

ChargeCar community conversions: Practical, electric commuter vehicles now!

H. B. Brown, I. Nourbakhsh, C. Bartley, J. Cross, P. Dille, J. Schapiro and A. Styler
2012 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC)
ChargeCar

Toward a Public Rhetoric Through Participatory Design: Critical Engagements and Creative Expression in the Neighborhood Networks Project

C. DiSalvo, M. Louw, D. Holstius, I. Nourbakhsh and A. Akin
Design Issues
Neighborhood Networks

2011

Active management of a heterogeneous energy store for electric vehicles

A. Styler, G. Podnar, P. Dille, M. Duescher, C. Bartley and I. Nourbakhsh
2011 IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation System (FISTS)
ChargeCar

Terapixel Imaging of Cosmological Simulations

Y. Feng, R. Croft, T. Di Matteo, N. Khandai, R. Sargent, I. Nourbakhsh, P. Dille, C. Bartley,V. Springel, A. Jana and J. Gardner
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
GigaPan

2010

Developing technological fluency through creative robotics

D. Bernstein
PhD Thesis
Arts & Bots

Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals

T. Lauwers
PhD Thesis
Arts & Bots

The debugging task: Evaluating a robotics design workshop

E. Hamner, T. Lauwers and D. Bernstein
AAAI Spring Symposium
Arts & Bots

Evaluating the Urban Electric Vehicle

P. Dille, M. Duescher, I. Nourbakhsh, G. Podnar and J. Schapiro
CMU Tech Report
ChargeCar

Designing the finch: Creating a robot aligned to computer science concepts

T. Lauwers and I. Nourbakhsh
AAAI Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Finch

A strategy for collaborative outreach: lessons from the CSbots project

T. Lauwers, E. Hamner and I. Nourbakhsh
41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Finch

GigaPan conversations: Diversity and inclusion in the community

I. Nourbakhsh, C. Acedo, R. Sargent, C. Strebel, L. Tomokiyo and C. Belalcazar
International Scientific Conference on Technology for Development
GigaPan

GigaPixels for Science

I. Nourbakhsh
IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine
GigaPan

Timelapse GigaPan: Capturing, Sharing, and Exploring Timelapse Gigapixel Imagery

R. Sargent, C. Bartley, P. Dille, J. Keller, I. Nourbakhsh and R. LeGrand
Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science
GigaPan

How Many Pixels? Statistics from the GigaPan Web Site

P. S. Heckbert, M. Goldberg, G. O'Donnell, R. Henderson, K. Tew, R. Sargent
Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science
GigaPan

Adapting Traditional Macro and Micro Photography for Scientific Gigapixel Imaging

J. Longson, G. Cooper, R. Gibson, M. Gibson, J. Rawlins, and R. Sargent
Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science
GigaPan

2009

Robot diaries: Creative technology fluency for middle school girls [education]

I. Nourbakhsh
Robotics & Automation Magazine
Arts & Bots

CSbots: design and deployment of a robot designed for the CS1 classroom

T. Lauwers, I. Nourbakhsh and E. Hamner
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin
Finch

First Steps: The School Introduction Process

C. Strebel, C. Acedo, I. Nourbakhsh, R. Sargent and L. Tomokiyo
CMU Tech Report
GigaPan

Very-High-Resolution Panoramic Photography to Improve Conventional Rangeland Monitoring

M. H. Nichols, G. B. Ruyle, I. R. Nourbakhsh
Rangeland Ecology & Management
GigaPan

Local issues, local uses: tools for robotics and sensing in community contexts

C. DiSalvo, M. Louw, J. Coupland and M. Steiner
Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition
Neighborhood Networks

2008

Robot Diaries Interim Project Report: Development of a Technology Program for Middle School Girls

E. Hamner, T. Lauwers, D. Bernstein, K. Stubbs, K. Crowley and I. Nourbakhsh
CMU Tech Report
Arts & Bots

Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration

E. Hamner, T. Lauwers, D. Bernstein, I. Nourbakhsh and C. DiSalvo
AAAI Spring Symposium
Arts & Bots

CSbots: A case study in introducing educational technology to a classroom setting

T. Lauwers, I. Nourbakhsh and E. Hamner
CMU Tech Report
Finch

The Neighborhood Networks project: a case study of critical engagement and creative expression through participatory design

C. DiSalvo, I. Nourbakhsh, D. Holstius, A. Akin and M. Louw
Tenth Anniversary Conference on Participatory Design
Neighborhood Networks

2007

Robot Diaries: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Design and Evaluate Educational Robotics

I. Nourbakhsh, C. DiSalvo, E. Hamner, T. Lauwers and D. Bernstein
AAAI Spring Symposium
Arts & Bots

Informing curricular design by surveying CS1 educators

T. Lauwers and I. Nourbakhsh
4th International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment
Finch

Working with a robot: Exploring relationship potential in human-robot systems

D. Bernstein, K. Crowley and I. Nourbakhsh
Interaction Studies
PER

TeRK: A Flexible Tool for Science and Technology Education

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, T. Lauwers, C. DiSalvo and D. Bernstein
AAAI Spring Symposium
TeRK

2006

Mapping Disaster Zones

I. Nourbakhsh, R. Sargent, A. Wright, K. Cramer, B. McClendon, and M. Jones
Nature - Commentary
GigaPan

Mobile robot programming in education

J.-F. Lalonde, C. Bartley and I. Nourbakhsh
2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Mobile Robotics Course

The Personal Exploration Rover: Educational assessment of a robotic exhibit for informal learning venues

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, E. Ayoob, E. Porter, B. Dunlavey, D. Bernstein, K. Crowley, M. Lotter, S. Shelly, T. Hsiu, et al.
International Journal of Engineering Education
PER

Cognitive Evaluation of Human-Robot Systems: A Method for Analyzing Cognitive Change in Human-Robot Systems

K. Stubbs, D. Bernstein, K. Crowley and I. Nourbakhsh
15th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PER

A Roadmap for Technology Literacy and a Vehicle for Getting There: Educational Robotics and the TeRK Project

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, T. Lauwers, D. Bernstein and C. DiSalvo
15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN)
TeRK

2005

Up Close and Personal from Mars

E. Hamner, M. Lotter, I. Nourbakhsh, S. Shelly
interactions
PER

Educational Results of the Personal Exploration Rover Museum Exhibit

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, B. Dunlavey, D. Bernstein, and K. Crowley
2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
PER

The Design of a Highly Reliable Robot for Unmediated Museum Interaction

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, E. Porter, B. Dunlavey, E. Ayoob, T. Hsiu, M. Lotter and S. Shelly
2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
PER

Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction: The Personal Exploration Rover and Museum Docents

K. Stubbs, D. Bernstein, K. Crowley and I. Nourbakhsh
12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED '05)
PER

The robotic autonomy mobile robotics course: Robot design, curriculum design and educational assessment

I. Nourbakhsh, K. Crowley, A. Bhave, E. Hamner, T. Hsiu, A. Perez-Bergquist, S. Richards and K. Wilkinson
Autonomous Robots
Robotic Autonomy

2004

The Personal Exploration Rover: The Ground-up Design, Deployment and Educational Evaluation of an Educational Robot for Unmediated Informal Learning Sites

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, D. Bernstein, K. Crowley, E. Porter, T. Hsiu, B. Dunlavey, E. Ayoob, M. Lotter, S. Shelly, A. Parikh and D. Clancy
CMU Tech Report
PER

Formal measures of learning in a secondary school mobile robotics course

I. Nourbakhsh, E. Hamner, K. Crowley and K. Wilkinson
2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '04)
Robotic Autonomy

2003

The Personal Rover Project: The comprehensive design of a domestic personal robot

E. Hamner, R. Gockley, E. Porter and I. Nourbakhsh
Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Special Issue on Socially Interactive Robots
PER

The educational impact of the Robotic Autonomy mobile robotics course

I. Nourbakhsh, K. Crowley, K. Wilkinson and E. Hamner
CMU Tech Report
Robotic Autonomy

Designing a low-cost, expressive educational robot

T. Hsiu, S. Richards, A. Bhave, A. Perez-Bergquist and I. Nourbakhsh
2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Robotic Autonomy

2002

The Personal Rover

E. Falcone, R. Gockley, E. Porter and I. Nourbakhsh
2002 AAAI Conference Workshop Proceedings
PER


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