I am a master's student supervised by Dr. James E. Young at the Human-Computer Interaction lab, University of Manitoba. I am working toward exploring how animal-inspired interfaces can be used by robots for communication (e.g. cats use their ears to suggest aggressive and relaxed behavior, dogs use their tails to exhibit happiness, sadness, fear and playfulness, etc.). Presently, I have built a dog-tail interface that leverages people's general knowledge of dog tails for understanding affective states of a robot. Through my research, I aim at providing a set of design guidelines that can be leveraged by Human-Robot Interaction designers for communicating robotic states in an easy to understand way.
Ashish Singh. A Dog Tail Interface for Communicating Affective States of Utility Robots. M.Sc. Thesis (2014). University of Manitoba, Canada.
Ashish Singh, James E. Young. Animal-Inspired Peripheral Interaction: Evaluating a Dog-Tail Interface for Communicating Robotic States. In proceedings of the Workshop on Peripheral Interaction: Embedding HCI in Everyday Life at the 14th IFIP TC 13 international conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT'13, 33-38.
Ashish Singh, Stela H. Seo, Yasmeen Hashish, Masayuki Nakane, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt. An Interface for Remote Robotic Manipulator Control That Reduces Task Load and Fatigue. In proceedings of the IEEE international conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2013. RO-MAN'2013, to appear.
Ashish Singh, James E. Young. A Dog Tail for Utility Robots: Exploring Affective Properties of Tail Movement. In proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 international conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT'13, 403-419.
Ashish Singh and James E. Young. 2013. A dog tail for communicating robotic states. In adjunct proceedings (video abstracts) of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot interaction - HRI '13 (2013), 417-418. Best Video Award 2nd Prize.
Ashish Singh and James E. Young. 2012. Animal-Inspired Human-Robot Interaction: A Robotic Tail for Communicating State. In adjunct proceedings (late-breaking reports) of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction - HRI’12 (2012), 237–238.