|When||May 2010-Aug 2010|
|Technologies||Arduino, C, PHP, MySQL|
|Source||Google Code - Deweybot|
During my (unfinished) Graduate studies I was chosen by Professor Selma Šabanovic to participate in a research project inspired by a class project I took titled "Human-Robot Interaction." I was chosen to participate in this project as the team's developer due to my experience in designing and developing physical prototypes using the Arduino microcontroller as a platform.
This research project aimed to determine whether or not certain kinds of robots using certain Human-Robot Interaction design concepts (such as embodiment) could increase the amount of stress-reducing breaks office workers took per day. This project was both interesting and challenging because there were no tried-and-true methods published and documented for detecting the presence of a person at his or her desk.
During this project, my main contributions were: