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Research

I recently graduated with a Masters of Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. My research at CMU focused on the following areas:
  • Perception in Indoor environments
  • Mapping in dynamic environments
  • Planning in dynamic environments.
    My goal in research was to develop an indoor helper robot that can assist people in their everyday lives. I worked with the Personal Robotics group at Intel Research Pittsburgh, where we created HERB, (Home Exploring Robotic Butler) a robot that is designed to help people perform household tasks. In addition, I was part of the Quality of Life Technology center, a NSF funded project to develop technology that can aid the elderly and disabled.

    For more on my specific research areas, please take a look at the projects I worked on. A list of my publications can be found here.

    My interest in robotics transcends my current research goals. I have been interested in robots for a while, and have worked with a number of robots in the past.