I just got an email from an old group member of mine (human computer interaction extraordinaire, Richard Ram) who was in my HCI Methods class at Carnegie Mellon. It looks like a project we were working on for that class was in the New York Times on Tuesday! The articles and be found here:
The robot that we worked with was called Snackbot and was featured in the first part of the article as well as in the video on the left sidebar. We spent a lot of time on that robot and learned a lot of valuable information about human-robot interaction. It's a little disappointing that they did not mention our research group in the article but is still cool that something we worked on was featured in the New York Times.
We got to do a lot of interesting things while doing that research such as work with a robot and researchers from Stanford, work with a lunar robot team at CMU that was competing in a contest to have their robot sent to the moon by Google, and we even got to ride off-road Segways!