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All papers are available in PDF format.

Formal Measures of Learning in a Secondary School Mobile Robotics Course is a ICRA 2004 publication describing briefly the educational methodology and results of the Robotic Autonomy summer course.

The Educational Impact of the Robotics Autonomy Mobile Robotics Course is a CMU Technical Report describing the educational efficacy assessment that we designed and conducted for the Robotic Autonomy Summer Course.

Designing for Delight: The Role of Wonder, Discovery, Invention and Ingenuity in Exhibit Design is an Interaction Design thesis document by Marti R. Louw describing her rhetorical approach to the creation of interactive museum exhibits such as the interactive recycling receptacle.

Designing a Low-cost, Expressive Educational Robot describes the design process behind the Trikebot robot, which was the technology artifact at the heart of our Summer Robotic Autonomy course in 2002, which is taught again in 2003 as well.

The Mobot Museum Robot Installations describes four robots that were installed and running for more than 4 years, interacting autonomously with museum visitors to provide educational content. This paper tells the story of the evolution of these robot designs.

Designing a recycling activity for the Pittsburgh Children's Museum is a set of full-page slides describing the interactive, talking trash exhibit designed by Marti Louw in partial fulfillment of the Interaction Design Masters degree.

A survey of socially interactive robots is a comprehensive look at educational, toy and service robots that must interact closely with humans.

The Personal Rover describes the Personal Rover hardware, electronics and user interface in detail.

A low-cost embedded color vision system describes the CMUcam vision system in some detail.

An Affective Robot Educator with a Full Time Job describes our museum robot technology in detail, which has been licensed to a company that creates and installs museum tour guide robots.

Insect Telepresence describes the Insect Telepresence project in detail, include formative and summative HCI evaluations of the efficacy of the system as an educational exhibit.

Robot Improv describes our acting robots, which provide very entertaining comedy improv shows on queue. The two robots play a husband and wife that have conflicting goals and are embroiled in a domestic dispute. For more information about this project please go to here.

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