Robots are increasingly becoming a vital component in a number of industries. Robots can complete more complex tasks at an impressive rate. This session discusses the anticipated future direction of and future fields of robotics application. Learn how to identify if robotics is the right solution for you, and hear about some upcoming opportunities and challenges in autonomous robotics.

I am honored to participate in the third Self-Driven Women event. I talk with Shilpa Gulati, and Congcong Li about some of the toughest and most interesting problems in ML and robotics and how it enables us to build a scalable driving autonomous driving tech stack. We also discuss their respective career journeys and answer live questions from the virtual audience.

I spoke at ROSWorld 2021 talking about my experience developing with VS Code, Docker, and ROS2.

Robotics Software Engineering (RoSE’21) Panelist

Best practices for Robotic Software Engineering Panelists:

Joined the Women in Robotics Board of Directors

I am pleased to announce that I will be joining the Women in Robotics Board of Directors.

I was a panelist on Software Quality in ROSWorld 2020.

Named one of the Women In Robotics You Should Know

I was named one of the Women in Robotics You Should Know for 2020.

Apr 20, 2020
Joining Waymo

I’m joining Waymo!

Panelist at the Curiosity Conference 2019; AI in Education

I had such a great time as a Panelist at the Curiosity Conference! My panel was about the impact AI will have on education and what the future of education will look like in 20 years.

Shared Autonomy at the World Robotics Summit

My team’s work on Shared Autonomy was presented at the World Robot Summit by our CEO.

Looking forward to making ROS2 the best robot middleware ever!

For the majority of my career in robotics, I have been using ROS - the Robot Operating System. It has definitely made a huge impact on the research community, and I have been fortunate to be a part of it.

Jun 30, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
ISER 2016

Conference Paper, 2016 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics

Dec 16, 2016

HSR was hard at work training for its big debut in the US. (Must be in the US to view.)

I announced Google’s Cartographer package at ROSCon!

My lab got to play around with Google Cartographer. It was really fun to make this video with everyone! You can see how well Cartographer deals with a dynamic scenario.

May 28, 2016

I’m excited to be the first person to use HSR in the US!

It was a lot of fun filming with One Direction. Check out Robonaut drinking tea pinky-out!

May 28, 2015

I was asked to be the keynote speaker of the second day of ROSCon. I’m so proud to have been a part of the team that put ROS in space!

Space Vision Invited Panelist

I was an invited speaker at SpaceVision, the annual national conference of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

Check out the nodelet version of the prosilica driver I wrote!

Paper published Jun 2014 i-SAIRAS Int. Symposium on AI, Robotics and Automation in Space

Robonaut 2 - IVA Experiments On-Board ISS and Development Towards EVA Capability

2014 ISS Research and Development Conference, American Astronautical Society

Paper published at IEEE Humanoids 2013, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics

Began working at NASA on Robonaut 2

Embarking on a new adventure, I joined the incredible team behind NASA’s Robonaut project in December 2012. I’m excited to develop and implement cutting-edge robots that would revolutionize space exploration.

White paper published in the Military Sensor Symposium Parallel Conference 2012.

Army 'upcycles', reuses old gear for new technologies

The CROWS ISR project focuses on repurposing the aging Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS) sensor package, breathing new life into decommissioned military hardware. I helped update the sensor package with advanced software, making it suitable for cost-effective ground-based persistent surveillance systems. The improved software grants direct access to the camera and enables pan-and-tilt functionality, expanding its application to various mission areas. This pragmatic approach not only conserves resources but also highlights the adaptability of military technology for innovative and impactful uses.