The Use of Immersive Tech and Affective Computing Techniques in Healthcare & Collaborative Robotics
- Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Barnard Hall, 108 - view map
Abstract: Dr. Stanley will present on the use of spatial and affective computing techniques in health care and robotics environments. In the first part of the seminar, Dr. Stanley will take you on immersive reality journey that includes her on-going clinical research trials involving the development and efficacy of virtual and mixed reality technologies to address pain and anxiety in operative and cancer treatment environments, and addiction for those suffering from opioid use disorder using mixed reality techniques. In the second part of the seminar, she will present an overview of a recent NSF award focused on human-robot interaction with collaborative robots. Collaborative robotics is a rapidly growing application space in robot technology used in manufacturing, mining, construction, and energy industrial settings. She will provide an overview of a potentially transformative Work 4.0 architecture (AMELIA: AugMEnted Learning InnovAtion) that includes a layer of augmented reality for humans and robots to mutually learn and communicate current states via artificial emotional intelligence-based algorithms.
Bio: Dr. Laura Stanley is a passionate educator and researcher and has a zest for pushing academic boundaries with her technology inspired pursuits. A professor at Montana State University where she studies human-computer interaction, e.g., projects include immersive technologies for pain and anxiety management for children with cancer and mixed reality (e.g., imagine a hologram therapist) coupled with artificial intelligence to aid those with addictions. She is also using a similar mechanism for human-robot interaction. Dr. Stanley holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech, M.S. and Ph.D. from Montana State University and has authored 73 peer-reviewed publications and acquired $13M in research funding. She served as a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation where she helped to shape the nation’s research agenda. Inspiring Dr. Stanley is the advancement of minorities in engineering and computer science; believing in the power of STEM to help others. Her research ideas often happen while fly fishing and wandering around Montana’s open spaces.
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