About

Mechatronics in the making. You can read about higher education, projects with electronics, music technology, and some serious-gaming. Interdisciplinary dreams come true, daily transdisciplinary taskwork, and research in collaboration systems and teamwork analytics. When you visit Virginia Tech come play with some little quirky robots at ICAT.

Projects

In the Metaverse

In the Metaverse

Virtual Reality headsets are here and the Meteverse grows. Visit the Labyrinth in OSGrid for an emerging experience.

Musical Robot

Musical Robot

Musical robots in K-12 educational workshops for the development of programing skills via musical expression.

Barwin

Barwin

Barwin, a cocktail machine that uses an evolutionary algorithm to refine cocktails for its users.

Mission

Human-Centered Collaboration Systems and Teamwork Metrics.

Writing

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Tech & Innovation in Higher Ed (#vtpfp)

Tech & Innovation in Higher Ed (#vtpfp)

State-of-the-art technology is expensive. So buy it or invent it?  Research universities afford to buy expensive tools, but a question is who gets to use them? Undergraduate students pay tuition and therefore universities spend money to equip laboratories for their studies. Students can take apart a car or a motorcycle just to see what’s in […]

Ethics (#vtpfp)

Ethics (#vtpfp)

In the referenced case [1], the US office of research integrity (ORI) [2] judged that a postdoctoral researcher “reported falsified data” [1] in a manuscript submitted to a science journal. According to [3] the journal’s review process led to contacting OMRF to investigate the researcher’s work reported by the manuscript. OMRF was the employer of […]

Critical Pedagogy for social change from a local to the institutional level (#gedivt w9)

Critical Pedagogy for social change from a local to the institutional level (#gedivt w9)

As Paolo Freire argued, “being tolerant” [1] creates opportunities to listen and experience diversity. Why should we be critical? Maybe to add different perspectives to the ones at hand. Who knows where such practice might lead. When should we be critical? Maybe when we think that we can provide (constructive) criticism that points out specific problems. […]

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On Teamwork Metrics and Theory

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