Tsui presents work on telepresence robots at ACM conference in Switzerland
Doctoral candidate Kate Tsui, a member of Prof. Holly Yanco's Robotics Lab, presented research on telepresence robots at the 6th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in Lausanne, Switzerland in March 2011. The conference was highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 22%.
The paper, Exploring Use Cases for Telepresence Robots, was co-authored by Kate Tsui, Munjal Desai, Holly Yanco, and Chris Uhlik of Google. The studies of the telepresence robots were conducted by Kate and Munjal at Google in Mountain View, California, in July and August 2010.
Tsui’s dissertation research focuses on designing telepresence robot systems for use by people with special needs. In continuing work, the VGo robot, above, has been augmented with additional sensors and processing using a BeagleBoard. VGo’s custom necktie, designed by Adam Norton, lights up and provides status to the user.