Research

We are studying the impact of the Arts & Bots program on students’ motivation, confidence, and learning with respect to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Publications (APA formatted citations, last updated August 2013)

Cross, J., Bartley, C., Hamner, E., & Nourbakhsh, I. (2013, May 7). Visual Robot-Programming Environment for Multidisciplinary Education. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany.

Hamner, E., & Cross, J. (2013, March 9).  Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), Princeton, NJ.

Gomez, K., Bernstein, D., Zywica, J., & Hamner, E. (2012). Building Technical Knowledge and Engagement in Robotics: An Examination of two Out-of-School Programs. B. Barker, G. Nugent, N. Grandgenett, & V. Adamchuk (Eds.), Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (pp. 222-244). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Bernstein, D.L. (2010). Developing technological fluency through creative robotics (Doctoral dissertation).

Lauwers, T. (2010, May). Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals (Doctoral dissertation). Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-10-09, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., & Bernstein, D. (2010, March).  The debugging task: Evaluating a robotics design workshop. In proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium: Educational Robotics and Beyond

Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., Bernstein, D., Stubbs, K., Crowley, K., & Nourbakhsh, I. (2008, May). Robot Diaries Interim Project Report: Development of a Technology Program for Middle School Girls. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-08-25. Pittsburgh, PA: Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., Bernstein, D., Nourbakhsh, I. R., & DiSalvo, C. F. (2008, March). Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration. In proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium: Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science (pp. 38-43).

Nourbakhsh, I. R., DiSalvo, C. F., Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., & Bernstein, D. (2007). Robot Diaries: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Design and Evaluate Educational Robotics. In proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics (pp. 56-58).