The Hummingbird Robotics Kit was designed as part of the long-running Arts & Bots research program and is now used by Arts & Bots in on-going research studying the identification of student talent. The following articles present research on the design and evaluation of the Hummingbird kit:
- J. Cross, E. Hamner, C. Bartley and I. Nourbakhsh, Arts & Bots: Application and Outcomes of a Secondary School Robotics Program, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 2015
- J. Cross and E. Hamner, Identifying and Cultivating Diverse STEM Talent through Creative Robotics, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2014.
- Emily Hamner and Jennifer Cross, Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) , March, 2013.
- Cross, J.; Bartley, C.; Hamner, E.; Nourbakhsh, I, A visual robot-programming environment for multidisciplinary education, Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.445,452, 6-10 May 2013.
- Gomez, K., Bernstein, D., Zywica, J., & Hamner, E. (2012). Building Technical Knowledge and Engagement in Robotics: An Examination of two Out-of-School Programs. B. Barker, G. Nugent, N. Grandgenett, & V. Adamchuk (Eds.), Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (pp. 222-244). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
- Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, and Debra Bernstein, The Debugging Task: Evaluating a Robotics Design Workshop, AAAI Spring Symposium on Educational Robotics and Beyond: Design and Evaluation, March 2010.
- Bernstein, D.L. (2010). Developing technological fluency through creative robotics (Doctoral dissertation).
- Tom Lauwers, Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals, Carnegie Mellon, April 2010. (Chapter 5)
- Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, Kristen Stubbs, Kevin Crowley, and Illah Nourbakhsh, Robot Diaries Interim Project Report: Development of a Technology Program for Middle School Girls, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2008
- Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Carl Francis DiSalvo, Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration, AAAI Spring Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science, March, 2008