Shen Li

PhD Student
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Office: 32-332

I am a PhD student in the Interactive Robotics Group at MIT.

I am interested in developing algorithms to teach each agent in a team to physically collaborate with previously unknown teammates in order to achieve synergies and eliminate conflicts. In particular, my project is about enabling robots to interpret and predict human behavior, make decisions to achieve optimal joint utility, and execute its physical plan in a fluent and non-intrusive way, especially in factory settings.

I completed my M.S. at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. I was co-advised by Dr. Siddhartha Srinivasa and Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal. My research focused on improving the efficiency and reliability of human-robot interaction and human trust via natural language in collaborative tasks. Prior to that, I obtained my B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.

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