Faculty

Maya Cakmak

Assistant Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

PhD: Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's & Bachelor's: Middle East Technical University

Research Associates and Visitors

Maru Cabrera

Research Associate

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Embodiment, Multimodal Interaction
PhD: Purdue University
Master's & Bachelor's: Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela)

Wendy Xu

Staff Researcher

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Mental Health, End-user programming interfaces, Affective Computing, HCI, UX Design
Master's: Oregon State University
Bachelor's: Wellesley College

Graduate Students

Michael Jae-Yoon Chung

PhD Student
Started in 2011

Computer Science & Engineering

Master's & Bachelor's: University of Washington

Leah Perlmutter

PhD Student
Started in 2016

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, HRI and Mental Health, Deictic Gestures, Transparency
Bachelor's: Colby College

Alisa Kalegina

PhD Student
Started in 2017

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Roboethics
Bachelor's: New York City College of Technology and Stony Brook University

Yu-Tang Peng

MS Student
Started in 2017

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Robotic perception
Bachelor's: University of Washington

Timothy Akintilo

PhD Student
Started in 2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Language, Assistive Robotics
Bachelor's: University of Illinois at Chicago

Vinitha Ranganeni

PhD Student
Started in 2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Motion Planning, Human-Robot Interaction, Machine Learning
Bachelor's: Carnegie Mellon University

Nick Walker

PhD Student
Started in 2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Service Robots, Interactive Machine Learning
Bachelor's: UT Austin

Undergraduate Students

Heather Harvey

BS Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Service Robots, End-User Programming

Sai Harshita Neti

BS Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, End-User Programming

Alumni

Tim Adamson

BS Student

2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Teleoperation, Assistive Robotics
Bachelor's: University of Washington

Sonya Alexandrova

PhD Student

2015

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Programming by Demonstration, End-User Programming, Human-Robot Interaction
Master's & Bachelor's: St. Petersburg Academic University

Jimmy Baraglia

Visiting Researcher

2015

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction
Master's & Bachelor's: Toulouse University

Dan Butler

PhD Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Robotics, Computer Vision, Teleoperation
Master's: University of Washington
Bachelor's: Brown University

Ben Gardon

BS Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Robotics, AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, NLP, Algorithms

Sarah Elliot

PhD Student

2017

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Programming by Demonstration, Service & Personal Robotics, Robotic Tool Use
Master's: University of Washington
Bachelor's: University of Waterloo

Justin Huang

PhD Student

2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: End-User Programming, Computer Vision, Mobile Manipulation
PhD & Master's: University of Washington
Bachelor's: University of California, San Diego

Sonja Khan

MS Student

2016

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Robotics, User Interaction
Master's & Bachelor's: University of Washington

Xi (Matthew) Liu

MS Student

2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Computer Vision
Bachelor's: University of Washington

Abhijit Makhal

Visiting Researcher

2017

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Robotic Grasping, Motion Planning
Master's: IIT-Allahabad
Bachelor's: University of Washington

Vivek Paramasivam

MS Student

2016

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Computer Science Outreach, Robotics
Master's & Bachelor's: University of Washington

Yasaman Sefidgar

PhD Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, End-User Programming, Interactive Machine Learning
Master's: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University
Bachelor's: Sharif University of Technology

KimYen Truong

BS Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Personal robot assistants
Bachelor's: University of Washington

Thomas Weng

Visiting Researcher

2018

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction
Bachelor's: Yale University

Paul Yau

BS Student

Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Teleoperation, Human-Robot Interaction

Robots

Astro

Fetch

Maker: Fetch Robotics
Active Since: October 2016

Baxter

Baxter Research Robot

Maker: Rethink Robotics
Active Since: September 2013

Beamer

Beam+

Maker: Suitable Technologies
Active Since: March 2015

DubDash

Dot Dash

Maker: Wonder Workshop
Active Since: January 2015

Franka

Franka

Maker: Franka Emika
Active Since: September 2018

Kubi Washington

Kubi Hacker's Edition

Maker: Revolve Robotics
Active Since: November 2013

Misty

Misty I

Maker: Misty Robotics
Active Since: August 2018

Panang

Kuri

Maker: Mayfield Robotics
Active Since: October 2018

Rosie

Personal Robot 2 (PR2)

Maker: Willow Garage
Active Since: September 2013

Snoopy

Kuri

Maker: Mayfield Robotics
Active Since: October 2018