• Thank you, Afnaan & Adam!
    Thank you to our Community Academic Scholars, Afnaan Afsar Ali and Adam Syed, for all the work completed this summer! Afnaan and Adam worked with the Stretch team and our […]
  • Congratulations, Renato!
    Postdoctoral research associate Renato Azevedo recently received the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) Briggs Dissertation Award. This award is presented for the best doctoral dissertation in applied experimental/engineering psychology. Renato […]
  • Research Trip to Hello Robot
    Lab Director Wendy Rogers and Postdoctoral Research Associate Samuel Olatunji recently traveled to California to meet with the Hello Robot team. It was a wonderful trip advancing human-robot interaction research.
  • Megan accepted to Emerging Women Leaders
    Lab Coordinator Megan Nickrent has been accepted to the Emerging Women Leaders Forum for 2023-2024. This is a program designed to “equip participants with leadership skills that will positively impact their departments […]
  • Congratulations, Zolzaya!
    Undergraduate research assistant Zolzaya Byambasuren was recently awarded the James Scholar Preble Research Award, a scholarship supporting James Scholars involved in undergraduate research. Zolzaya works on the Human Robot Interaction […]
  • Dr. Olatunji Quoted in
    Postdoctoral research associate Samuel Olatunji was recently quoted for the article “Can we learn to embrace robotic caregivers? An aging population and elder care shortages means we may not […]
  • American Diabetes Association Scientific Session
    HFA Lab Director Dr. Wendy A. Rogers served on a panel titled “What Can Diabetes Quality Teams Learn from Engineers and Designers?” at the 83rd Scientific Session of the American Diabetes […]
  • Summer Senior Event
    HFA Participant Recruitment Coordinator Emma Lachs and Research Assistant Tooba Umar attended the Champaign County Annual Summer Senior Event on June 10. The Summer Senior Event allowed for networking with […]
  • HFA Postdocs Attend CREATE Workshop
    Postdoctoral research associates Nila Albuquerque, Hye Soo Lee, and George Mois attended the CREATE Workshop in New York City. Nila, Hye Soo, and George learned alongside more than 20 participants […]
  • HFA Lab Welcomes Community Academic Scholars
    The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory welcomed two Community Academic Scholars this summer. Undergraduate students Afnaan Afsar Ali and Adam Syed will assist on a project working with ClarkLindsey called “Understanding the […]
  • Congratulations, Megan Bily!
    Megan Bily received an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award for her presentation “What is Aging Independently and What’s a Robot Got to do with it?” at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Megan! […]
  • HFA Undergrads Present at Research Symposium
    Eight undergraduate students presented research posters from the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27th. Congratulations to Afnaan Afsar Ali, Divya Bhookya, Maya Dye, […]
  • Afnaan Featured in AHS News
    Afnaan Afsar Ali, an undergraduate research assistant in the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory, was featured in the College of Applied Health Sciences News. She was interviewed about her research […]
  • HRI Undergrads Present During Research Week
    An oral presentation session of the Undergraduate Research Symposium titled “Robotic Advancements in Support of Aging Populations” was filled by undergraduate students Jade Marks, Saathveek Gowrishankar, and Megan Bily, members […]
  • Congratulations, Husna!
    Husna Hussaini received an award for “Best Undergraduate Paper” from the Department of Sociology for the proposal she wrote as part of her Honors Senior Thesis in the Human Factors […]
  • Husna Presents at Stanford Research Conference
    Undergraduate research assistant Husna Hussaini recently presented a poster titled “Instructional Assessing the Potential of Voice-Activated Digital Home Assistants for Older Adults with Mobility Disability” at the Stanford Research Conference. Husna […]
  • Congratulations, Mimi!
    Human Factors & Aging Laboratory graduate student Mimi Trinh successfully defended her master’s thesis “Understanding Older Adults’ Motivations to Use Digital Health Technology” on April 7. Mimi’s study was very […]
  • Samuel Presents at HFES Health
    Postdoctoral research associate recently presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Health Care Symposium in Orlando. His presentation was titled “A participatory design project to evaluate benefits and workload […]
  • Congratulations, Eldrick!
    Eldrick Surheyao, a former undergraduate research assistant in the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory, was recently selected as a recipient of the F. Patricia Cullen Scholarship Award. Congratulations, Eldrick! To […]
  • Emma Lachs Presents at AMIA
    Research Assistant Emma Lachs presented “Facilitators and Barriers to Older Adults’ Use of Digital Home Assistants: Implications for Informatics” based off research from TechSAge R2 at the American Medical Informatics […]
  • Hello Robot Partnership Featured in News Gazette, on WCIA, and in AHS News
    The collaborative efforts between the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory and Hello Robot were recently featured on several media outlets. The News Gazette posted the following article detailing how Stretch […]
  • Congratulations, Graduates!
    Congratulations to Drs. Kenneth Blocker, Maurita Harris, Qiong (Tina) Nie, and Madina Khamzina who all earned their PhDs this year. We cannot wait to see where you will go from […]
  • Congratulations, George!
    Postdoctoral research associate George Mois was awarded a $10,000 trainee pilot grant for his project “Leveraging Presence through Virtual Reality to Support Social Connectivity.” The award is part of the […]
  • “Home is where the robot is”
    Dr. Wendy A. Rogers and the McKechnie Family LIFE Home were featured on the Illinois homepage. Click here to learn more about how the LIFE Home is used “to define […]
  • TechSAge News
    The Fall 2022 TechSAge Newsletter is now available. Please click here the view the PDF of the newsletter.
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