I am a PhD Candidate in the Healthcare Robotics Lab in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of California San Diego. I work under the direction of Dr. Laurel Riek.
My research lies in the intersection of computer vision, robotics, healthcare, and artificial intelligence. My work aims to design algorithms that enable robots to interact and work with groups of people in safety-critical environments. I am also a National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow, Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellow, GEM Fellow, Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar, National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), Microsoft Dissertation Grant, and Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) Scholar.
I received my BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2015 and my AS in Engineering Science from Saint Louis Community College in 2012.
[March 2020]: Accepted an offer to intern at Facebook ai research
[June 2020]: Passed dissertation proposal!
[Jan 2020]: Paper accepted to THRI!
[Feb 2020]: Paper accepted to AAAI!
[June 2019]: Recieved thE Microsoft Dissertation Grant!
Situating Robots in the Emergency Department.
AAAI Spring Symposium on Applied AI in Healthcare: Safety, Community, and the Environment, 2020.
Coordinating Clinical Teams: Using Robots to empower nurses to Stop the Line.
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 2019.
[Acceptance Rate: 30%]
Taylor, A. and Riek, L.D. (2017)
Robot Perception of Social Engagement Using
Group Joint Action.
In Proc. of the 7th Annual Joint Action Meeting (JAM).
Robot-Centric Perception of Human Groups.
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI). In press, 2020.
Taylor, A., Du, X., Chen, C., Zare, A. (2014)
Context Dependent Target Detection
Computational Intelligence Society Poster Competition, University of Missouri, Columbia.
As robots enter people's homes, it is important that they are able to effectively accomplish tasks that people perform every day. For the RoboCup@Home 2017 challenge, we designed an algorithm that enabled a Toyota Human Support Robot to transport groceries from a table to a cupboard. Each shelf of the cupboard had a different category of objects (e.g. bottles, can, etc); therefore, we had to ensure that the objects were placed on the correct shelf. We used Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) to enable the HSR to autonomously navigate from the table to the cupboard. Additionally, we used a state-of-the-art object detection algorithm, YOLO to detect the different types of objects.
I am thankful to have the support of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowship, GEM National Consortium, Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT), Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) Scholarship.
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