Our products were developed as part of research projects at Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab. The Hummingbird Robotics Kit was designed as part of the Arts & Bots research program and is now used by Arts & Bots in on-going research studying the identification of student talent. The Finch robot was developed for CSBots, a research program that sought to develop a robot and set of associated activities to support Computer Science education.
Hummingbird/Arts & Bots Research Articles
- J. Cross, E. Hamner, C. Bartley and I. Nourbakhsh, Arts & Bots: Application and Outcomes of a Secondary School Robotics Program, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 2015
- J. Cross and E. Hamner, Identifying and Cultivating Diverse STEM Talent through Creative Robotics, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2014.
- Emily Hamner and Jennifer Cross, "Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) , March, 2013.
- Cross, J.; Bartley, C.; Hamner, E.; Nourbakhsh, I, "A visual robot-programming environment for multidisciplinary education," Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.445,452, 6-10 May 2013
- 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.
- Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, and Debra Bernstein, "The Debugging Task: Evaluating a Robotics Design Workshop", AAAI Spring Symposium on Educational Robotics and Beyond: Design and Evaluation, March 2010.
- Bernstein, D.L. (2010). Developing technological fluency through creative robotics (Doctoral dissertation).
- Tom Lauwers, Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals, Carnegie Mellon, April 2010. (Chapter 5)
- Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, Kristen Stubbs, Kevin Crowley, and Illah Nourbakhsh, Robot Diaries Interim Project Report: Development of a Technology Program for Middle School Girls, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2008
- Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Carl Francis DiSalvo, Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration, AAAI Spring Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science, March, 2008
Finch/CSBots Research Articles
- Tom Lauwers, Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals, Ph.D Thesis, Carnegie Mellon, April 2010. (Chapter 6 covers the Finch research program in detail)
- Tom Lauwers, Designing the Finch: Creating a Robot Aligned to Computer Science Concepts, Proceedings of the First Symposium on Educational Applications of AI, July 2010.
- Tom Lauwers, Emily Hamner, and Illah Nourbakhsh, A strategy for collaborative outreach: lessons from the CSbots project, SIGCSE Proceedings, pg 315-319, March 2010.
- Tom Lauwers, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Emily Hamner, CSbots: Design and Deployment of a Robot Designed for the CS1 Classroom, SIGCSE Proceedings, March 2009.
- Tom Lauwers, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Emily Hamner, CSbots: A case study in introducing educational technology to a classroom setting, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-41, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2008.
- Tom Lauwers and Illah Nourbakhsh, Informing curricular design by surveying CS1 educators, in Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment, 2007.