I am a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute.
I work in the Manipulation Lab, advised by Matt Mason.
I'd like robots to contact the world confidently. My research goal is to provide them with enough sensing, reasoning, and acting capabilities to master physical interaction.
My focus is on understanding what happens within the robot's hand during the manipulation process, and how to control it, either through its design or its actions. What is it like to successfully manipulate an object from the hand's point of view?
My current research topics include probabilistic and data-driven manipulation, mechanical design, grasping, caging, and automated assembly.