In: User-Centered Design

Illustrated drawing of companion robots

Canine Comfort

A hospital stay can be a confusing and scary experience for many children. Chien-Ming Huang and team are designing robotic companions, modeled after service animals, for pediatric patients.

Robot companions

Plays well with humans

In the not-too-distant future, robots might assist us at home, school, hospitals, and workplaces. Roboticists and ethicists want to ensure they do so effectively, and help rather than hurt—even if it's just our feelings.

Gopkika Ajaykumar

Gopika Ajaykumar: Giving robots a new perspective

Some people think that robots are merely villains in science fiction movies. In reality, robots play an increasingly important role in...

Daytime shot of Malone Hall

Malone professors awarded NSF grant to investigate human-machine teaming in health care

The list of U.S. health care challenges is long and costly. The country spends more than $3 trillion dollars on healthcare...

John Krakauer

John Krakauer publishes book on stroke recovery

John Krakauer, a John C. Malone Professor in the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and S. Thomas Carmichael, a professor...

Kata Table

Kata gaming table will allow students to help stroke patients recover

Students come to Brody Learning Commons for lots of reasons, from studying to working on projects to socializing with friends. Soon...