I am a second year Master's student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. I am conducting research at the Personal Robotics Lab, co-advised by Dr. Siddhartha Srinivasa and Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal. My research is about enabling robots to gain human trust by building a shared understanding with human partners and enhancing the robot behavioral predictability in human-robot interaction and collaboration.
Previously, I obtained B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Back then, my research was about developing obstacle-avoidance algorithms for an autonomous wheelchair using the LiDAR data at the Intelligent Vehicles and Systems Laboratory advised by Dr. Sean Brennan. I also ran user studies to investigate the effects of biological rhythms on human performance in the Human Performance Rhythms Laboratory advised by Dr. Frederick Brown and Dr. Cynthia LaJambe.
"Pick up the yellow block."
"Pick up the leftmost orange block from your perspective."
Ada is describing the target block while picking it up!
"The robot is avoiding grass."
"The robot is avoiding rocks."
"The robot is avoiding dirt roads."
"The robot doesn't care :)"
Advised by Dr. Gianni Di Caro
Yellow=human pursuer Purple=robot pursuer Red=robot evader
Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal's article about our work Why Did the Robot Do That is on Y-combinator!
The Firefighting RoBoT I built at Penn State!
The RoBoT I am working on at CMU!