I am a PhD student at MIT, advised by Prof. Julie Shah. I am working in the Interactive Robotics Group. My research goal is to enable robots to intelligently manipulate deformable objects and collaborate with humans.
Previously, I obtained my M.S. degree in Robotics at the Robotics Institute, CMU. I was a research assistant in the Personal Robotics Lab (now at UW), co-advised by Prof. Siddhartha Srinivasa and Prof. Stephanie Rosenthal. I also worked with Prof. Katia Sycara in summer 2017. I obtained my B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from Penn State.
* Both authors contributed equally
ZDNet: MIT work raises a question: Can robots be teammates with humans rather than slaves? (04/21/20)
MIT News: Showing robots how to do your chores - By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table. (03/05/20)
PBS NewsHour: The robots are coming. Will they work with us? (12/18)
IEEE - The Institute page: IEEE Members Build Robots to Help People with Disabilities Live Independently (06/17)
Y-combinator: Why Did the Robot Do That? Increasing Trust in Autonomous Robots (12/16)
We built "Red Dragon" for Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest at Penn State!
I am working on "Robbie & Yuri" at MIT!
I worked on "Herb" (Home Exploring Robotic Butler) at CMU!
I am working on "Abbie" at MIT!