People


Faculty PI

Elaine Schaertl Short

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering (secondary appointment)
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Grad Students

James Staley

PhD Student
Computer Science
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James's research is about determining a person’s focus in a multi-agent environment, and doing this more easily through coordinated agent behavior. He is also interested in hierarchical, model-free reinforcement learning and option discovery.

Isaac Sheidlower

PhD Student
Computer Science
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Isaac's current research concerns Interactive Reinforcement Learning with binary feedback in complicated, continuous state and action space environments. He is also interested in how a learning agent can exploit multiple human teachers each of whom may have their own preferences for how to complete a certain task.

Jindan Huang

PhD Student
Computer Science
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Jindan's current research aims to optimize Interactive Reinforcement Learning to be more adaptive for different users by incorporating participatory design methodologies. She is also interested in designing user-friendly interactive behaviors for robots in education and healthcare settings.

Hang Yu

PhD Student
Computer Science
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Hang's current research is to effectively utilize human feedback to improve the efficiency of Interactive Reinforcement Learning by using both local and global feedback and minimizing dynamics in human feedback. He is also interested in heuristic algorithms, collaborative learning, and deep learning.


Undergradute Students

Allison Moore

Tufts Undergraduate
Mechanical Engineering
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Student Collaborators & Friends of AABL

Taylor Kessler Faulkner

PhD Student
Advisor: Andrea Thomaz
SIM Lab
Department of Computer Science
UT Austin
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Tyler Frasca

PhD Student
Advisor: Matthias Scheutz
HRI Lab
Department of Computer Science
Tufts University
Website

Andre Cleaver

PhD Student
Advisor: Jivko Sinapov
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Website


Robots

Beep

Custom Research Robot
Diligent Robotics
6 DOF arm
Mobile base
Expressive face

Boop

Custom Research Robot
Diligent Robotics
6DOF arm
Mobile base
Expressive face

SPRITE

Open-Source Open-Hardware Robot
6 DOF Body
Animated Face
Open Hardware
Tech Report