Relational technology attempts to build long-term, social-emotional relationships with users. In my dissertation, I examined how one such technology—social robots—can facilitate children's language learning by promoting engagement, rapport, and positive relationships.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
While in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, I studied whether a robot's vocal expressiveness affected children's learning and engagement during story reading activities.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Part of an NSF Expeditions in Computing grant, this project tested whether a social robot could help children learn new words in a foreign language more effectively by personalizing its behavior to each child.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
In the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, I worked on a series of projects about using social robots as language learning companions for young children.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
For my master's thesis at the MIT Media Lab, I created a social robotic learning companion that played a storytelling game with young kids.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Motion Tracker is a camera-based body movement tracking system. I worked on it as a research intern for Sidney D'Mello in 2011-2012.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I spent the summer of 2011 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of Mike Comberiate’s Engineering Boot Camp. Read and watch videos about the project I worked on, LIDAR-Assisted Robotic Group Exploration!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I interned at NASA Langley Research Center in the summer of 2010. Read and watch videos about the Autonomous Vehicle Lab I helped establish!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010