Dr. Cindy L. Bethel

My Philosophy

It is only when we are willing to explore beyond our perceived limitations that we can achieve our unlimited potential.

I am excited to announce
I was selected as a
2018-2019 Fulbright US Senior Scholar and will be performing research at the University of Technology-Sydney! 
02/01/2019 - 04/30/2019


Was awarded an NSF grant titled: "CHS:Large: Collaborative Research: Participatory Design and Evaluation of Socially Assistive Robots for Use in Mental Health Services in Clinics and Patient Homes" with Selma Sabanovic from Indiana University
09/01/2019 - 8/31/2023


I have been working since 2011 with the integration of robots with tactical teams. We are making an impact and the officers are becoming more accepting of the possibility of using robots in their responses. Here is a link to a video of some of our work. 

We are just about completed with the second version of the Therabot prototype. We are currently adding in new sensors and response behaviors. We expect to post a video soon on the Therabot website. User studies are expected to continue this fall.