Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human-Machine Interaction.
Robots and AI-enabled systems offer tremendous promise for supporting humans in both physical and cognitive tasks. To deliver on this promise and to avoid undesirable side effects, machines will need new technology to reason about humans and to exhibit beneficial interaction. The focus of my research is to generate this new technology, in the form of algorithmic advances and interactive systems. By merging expertise from artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and human factors engineering, I have developed algorithms to enable fluent human-robot interaction and deployed collaborative robots among humans. In my on-going research, I am building algorithms that (a) improve transparency in AI-enabled systems and (b) enable agents to support humans.