Currently, I am involved in the following research projects:
3DARVisualizer: I am looking at ways in which 3D Modeling along with Augmented Reality (AR) can help enhance student spatial reasoning skills and how AR can be used as a 3D model debugging tool for novice 3D modelers.
Engineering Experiences: Engineering Experiences is a National Science Foundation-funded ITEST project (Award #1513102) with the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). Engineering Experiences is designed to introduce and engage students in engineering during out-of-school time and foster long-term interest and pathways into the field. We have developed, implemented, and studied a 16-week, afterschool engineering program aimed at low-income middle school youth. The curriculum is based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/Drones), which participating youth must use and modify as appropriate to conduct a range of scientific investigations, culminating in the aerial survey of a mock town suffering from a natural disaster.
Selected projects I have had an opportunity to work on in the past:
Tactile Picture Books: Design of sensor-less sound generators on tactile pictures for children with visual impairment.
Interacting with 3D Printers During Tabletop Games: Gauge ways to extend tabletop games using Fabrication Technology (3D Printing) and to develop proof-of-concept games.
Understanding Help Strategies for 3D Modeling Tasks: Investigate ways in which real-time help can be provided to novices learning how to design 3D models using Computer Aided Design software and 3D print models that they create.
HugBot: Ways to design a soft robot that gives human-like hug.