The central motivating theme of my research is to develop robot technologies that enable close, natural, and extended cooperation with humans. I envision mixed human-robot ecologies where complex control commands can be instructed through natural language, and robots are able to anticipate people’s needs, provide the best support to them, and even influence their intents and behaviors. My work focuses on the design of human-aware robot control systems that allow robots to embrace the interaction with the human and the external world by design. This will allow for humans and robots to accomplish together what neither of them can do alone.
My research bridges the gap between robot control, human-robot interaction, and artificial intelligence. Over the years, I have worked on i) exploring the breadths of how tactile systems can improve perception in the nearby space, ii) implementing state of the art control systems for humanoid robots, and iii) investigating how non-verbal and contextual communication can advance human-robot interaction and intelligent manufacturing.
The following is a non-comprehensive list of both the articles I published during my PhD and Post-doc, and work beyond acdemics. As I am now leading the Human Interaction and RObotics [HIRO] Group at CU Boulder, I am not updating this website anymore. If you are interested in getting to know more about my ongoing projects, please visit my lab’s website or contact me!