School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

Wing-Yue Geoffrey Louie, Ph.D.

Headshot of Wing-Yue Geoffrey Louie

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Computer Science and Engineering Department)
(248) 370-2860
louie@oakland.edu

Ph.D., University of Toronto


Teaching

  • EGR2800 - Design and Analysis of Electromechanical Systems

Research

  • Robotics, Sensing & Controls
  • Human-Robot Interactions
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
  • User Research

“The core theme of my research is on the development of robot technology that can be easily utilized by non-experts for real-world application scenarios such as manufacturing, healthcare, service, space, social and personal robotics.” - Wing-Yue Geoffrey Louie 

Selected Publications

1. W.-Y. G. Louie and G. Nejat, “A Persuasive Learning from Demonstration System
Architecture for Social Group Recreational Activities,” in IEEE/RSJ International
Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2016, pp. 808–814.

2. W.-Y. G. Louie, T. Vaquero, G. Nejat, and J. C. Beck, “An autonomous assistive
robot for planning, scheduling and facilitating multi-user activities,” in IEEE
International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014, pp. 5292–5298.

3. D. McColl, W. Y. G. Louie, and G. Nejat, “Brian 2.1: A Socially assistive robot for
the elderly and cognitively impaired,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 20,
no. 1, pp. 74–83, 2013.

4. W.-Y. G. Louie, D. McColl, and G. Nejat, “Acceptance and attitudes toward a
human-like socially assistive robot by older adults,” Assistive Technology, vol. 26, no. 3,
pp. 140–150, 2014.

5. W.-Y. G. Louie and G. Nejat, “A victim identification methodology for rescue robots
operating in cluttered USAR environments,” Advanced Robotics, vol. 27, no. 5, pp.
373–384, 2013.

6. W.-Y. G. Louie, J. Li, T. Vaquero, and G. Nejat, “A focus group study on the design
considerations and impressions of a socially assistive robot for long-Term care,” in IEEE
International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2014, pp.
237–242.

7. J. Li, W.-Y. G. Louie, S. Mohamed, F. Despond, and G. Nejat, “A User-Study with
Tangy the Bingo Facilitating Robot and Long-Term Care Residents,” in IEEE
International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, 2016, pp. 1-6

8. W.-Y. G. Louie, S. Mohamed, and G. Nejat, “Human-Robot Interaction for
Rehabilitation Robots,” in Rehabilitation Robotics: Principles and Practice, A. Cook and
P. Encarnacao, Eds. CRC Press, 2017, p. In Print.

9. W.-Y. G. Louie, J. Li, T. Vaquero, and G. Nejat, “Socially assistive robots for seniors
living in residential care homes: User requirements and impressions,” in Human-Robot
Interactions: Principles, Technologies and Challenges, Nova Publishers, 2015.

10. W.-Y. G. Louie, J. Li, C. Mohamed, F. Despond, V. Lee, and G. Nejat, “Tangy the
Robot Bingo Facilitator: A Performance Review,” Journal of Medical Devices -
Transactions of the ASME, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 20936, 2015.

11. W.-Y. G. Louie, R. Han, and G. Nejat, “Did anyone say BINGO: A socially assistive
robot to promote stimulating recreational activities at long-term care facilities,” Journal
of Medical Devices - Transactions of the ASME, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 30944–1, 2013.

12. W.-Y. G. Louie, F. Despond, and G. Nejat, “Social Robot Learning from
Demonstration to Facilitate a Group Activity for Older Adults,” in IEEE/RSJ
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Workshop on Bridging User
Needs to Deployed Applications of Service Robots, 2015, pp. 1–6.

13. W.-Y. G. Louie, D. McColl, and G. Nejat, “Playing a memory game with a socially
assistive robot: A case study at a long-term care facility,” in IEEE International
Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2012, pp. 345–350.

14. C. Thompson, S. Mohamed, W.-Y. G. Louie, J. Chen He, J. Li, G. Nejat, “The
Robot Tangy Facilitating Trivia Games: A Teambased User-Study with Long-Term Care
Residents,” in IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, 2017,
pp. 173-178.

15. J. Chen, K. L. Chaudhary, R. Benegal, M. Chakraborty, W.-Y. G. Louie, and G.
Nejat, “The Design of an Automated Bingo Mixer for Robot-Facilitated Bingo Games,”
in International Congress on the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2014, pp.
1–6.