Episode 126: How Do You Talk to a Robot?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carlotta Berry, Electrical and Computer Engineer

Dr. Carlotta Berry

Carlotta Berry is a professor and Dr. Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT). She is one of a team of faculty who created the first multidisciplinary minor in robotics. She has two bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from Spelman
College and electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has a master’s from Wayne State University and PhD from Vanderbilt University.

Her research interests include robotics education,
human-robot interaction, and increasing marginalized and minoritized populations in STEM fields. Berry is a prolific speaker and author of the text, “Mobile Robotics for Multidisciplinary Study”. Berry is also the founder and co-director of the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD)
Program and advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers. She was previously the President of the
Technical Editor Board for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Computers in Education
Journal, ASEE fellow and IEEE senior fellow.

She has a special passion for diversifying the engineering profession by encouraging more women,
marginalized and minoritized populations to pursue STEM degrees. She achieves this purpose with
robotics education, engineering education and human-robot interaction research to bring more people
to STEM. During 2020, she worked with colleagues around the world to start two non-profit organizations, Black In
Engineering and Black In Robotics. They have a mission to bring awareness to systemic racism and inequity
in STEM, build community, advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and connect with allies and


To learn more about Black in Robotics  blackinroboticsclick HERE

To learn more about Black in Engineering  Black in Engineering Color Logoclick HERE


Watch Dr. Carlotta in action as she teaches about robotics!



Build your own robot or learn about how to design one.

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Everything Robotics book

Highlighted Book for this Episode! 

National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics by Jennifer Swanson








Book List:

DK Eyewitness Books: Robot: Discover the Amazing World of Machines from Robots that Play Chess to Systems that Think by Roger Bridgman

Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids: 20 Original STEAM Robots and Circuits to Design and Build by Bob Katovich

Making Simple Robots: Easy Robotics Projects for Kids Using Everyday Stuff  by Kathy Ceceri


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