I am currently working on a research project towards enabling autonomous service robots to interpret Spatial Language Instructions from Non-Expert Users, both with and without natural language constraints. My prior work investigated Socially Assistive Robotics as social and physical/cognitive aids for the elderly. Details for both projects can be found on my Research page.
News: My paper "Using Semantic Fields to Model Dynamic Spatial Relations in a Robot Architecture for Natural Language Instruction of Service Robots" won the Cognitive Robotics Best Paper Award at IROS 2013!
I graduated with an M.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, and also received my B.S. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon in 2006. I worked in the Coral Research Group under the advisement of Prof. Manuela Veloso where I worked on the 4-Legged League of the international RoboCup robot soccer competition.