I believe robotics research can offer a unique window into discovering principles of intelligence in interaction with people and the world. My research focuses on human-machine hybrid learning as a framework for developing intelligent agents that can learn from observations, augment this learning with self-exploration, and apply the learned skills in interaction with humans.
I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in Computer Science at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) at Stanford University. I work with the Jackrabbot team at the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL). We work on mobile manipulation around people.
I received my PhD in Computer Science at MIT (2019) advised by Prof. Julie Shah in the Interactive Robotics Group at CSAIL. My PhD thesis focused on Hybrid Learning for Multi-Step Manipulation in Collaborative Robotics. During my PhD I participated in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (2012-2015) with the Team MIT.
During 2010-2012 I was an Assistant Professor in the Electronics and Circuits Department at the Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela, where I also received my Master (2010) and Engineering (2008) degrees in Electronics Engineering.