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Carlotta Berry

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Carlotta Berry’s areas of expertise include educational mobile robotics and enhanced human-robot interfaces. Also specializing in recruitment and retention activities for underrepresented populations in electrical and computer engineering, she helped found the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) program, which she co-advises. Dr. Berry also helped start and currently co-directs the multidisciplinary robotics program, and is an organizer and judge for FIRST Robotics competitions. One of her recent projects with students involved using mobile robot platforms to remotely command robots to perform tasks. Check out her personal web page.

Teaching Interests

  • Educational mobile robotics Enhanced human-robot interfaces
  • Human-robot collaboration/interaction
  • Recruitment, retention, mentoring and professional development of women and minorities in science and engineering

Research Experiences

  • Editor, Computers in Education Journal, 2012-2015
  • Helped create multidisciplinary minor in robotics
  • Created Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) scholarship and professional development program
  • Converted the department’s freshman design course to include Arduino microcontrollers

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Berry, C.A., Remy, S.L. and Rogers, T.E., "Robotics for All Ages: A Standard Robotics Curriculum for K-16," IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Vol. 23 (2), 40-46, June 2016
  • Berry, C.A., Mobile Robotics for Multidisciplinary Study: Synthesis Lectures on Control and Mechatronics, Morgan and Claypool, 2012
  • Berry, C.A., "Lessons Learned Teaching Electrical Circuits Online," Journal of Online Engineering Education, Vol. 6 (2), 2015
  • Berry, C.A., "Teaching a First Course in Human-Robot Interaction," Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 6 (4), 100-111, 2015
  • Berry, C.A., "Mobile Robotics: A Tool for Application-Based Integration of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Concepts and Research," Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 1 (3), 102-111, 2010
  • Boutell, M., Berry, C., Fisher, D. and Chenoweth, S., "A Multidisciplinary Robotics Minor," Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 1 (3), 67-80, 2010 
  • Cox, M.F., Berry C.A. and Smith, K.A., "Development of a Leadership, Policy and Change Course for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Graduate Students," Journal of STEM Education, Vol. 2 (2), 9-16, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Inspiring Women in STEM, INSIGHT Into Diversity, 2016
  • Outstanding Volunteer, FIRST Robotics’ Crossroads (Indiana) Regional, 2014

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2003
  • MS, Wayne State University, 1996
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
  • BS, Spelman College, 1992