• An Alternative Approach for Developing Socially Assistive Robots 

      Jayawardena, Chandimal; Kuo, I-Han; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (IEEE Robotics and Automation Society + Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2014)
      This paper presents the design of the socially assistive companion robotic wheelchair named RoboChair. Unlike in most current companion robotics projects, the approach of RoboChair is not to build a completely new robotic ...
    • Designing a socially assistive companion robotic wheel chair: RoboChair 

      Jayawardena, Chandimal; Baghaei, Nilufar; Ganeshan, Kathiravelu; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (IEEE Computer Society, 2013)
      Developing socially assistive robots is an emerging interdisciplinary research area, which requires collaboration between a wide range of disciplines. Among recent research projects, there have been attempts to develop ...
    • An efficient programming framework for socially assistive robots based on separation of robot behavior description from execution 

      Jayawardena, Chandimal; Kuo, I-Han; MacDonald, B.A. (IEEE Computer Society, 2013)
      One of the main challenges in socially assistive robotics is providing flexible and easy-to-use programming tools for users. Unlike other robots, designing socially assistive robots includes the subject-matter-experts ...
    • Improved learning through peer tutoring in a declarative programming course 

      Alexander, Samuel T.V.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (Global Business and Technology Association, 2014-07)
      A method of peer tutoring was used and evaluated in an introductory programming course in Haskell. Students were paired on the basis of skill level with pairings opposite those suggested by the existing literature. This ...

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