WHAT I DO?
Currently, I am a member of Maja Mataric's Social Interaction Lab at USC. Our lab focuses on developing computational principles and techniques to enable socially assistive human-robot interaction. The goal of Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR) is to improve user health and wellness, communication, learning, and autonomy. My specific work focuses on considering how to improve reward models for SAR systems to motivate each user to stay engaged with the system over multiple uses.