Ph.D. Candidate (Expected graduation: May 2023)
Karanvir has a background in Computer Engineering and prior to joining the lab, he worked as a software developer and user interface designer at a startup company where he designed and developed software for facilitating human teaming with autonomous systems. Karanvir’s research interests lie in understanding the evolution of trust over time between humans and machines as well as the design and development of multi-modal user interfaces to enhance human performance. His current project in the lab concerns an analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing urban air mobility (UAM) and discovering pathways to safely integrate UAM into the national airspace.
Hannah has a background in human-robot interaction and human-computer interaction prior to being accepted to the University of Michigan. She previously worked at the Human-inspired Robotics (HiRo) lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and completed a research study regarding active telepresence assistance for supervisory control. This study explored the use of autonomous camera control and selection to reduce operator workload and improve task performance in a supervisory control task. The resulting paper was accepted at ICRA 2021. She recently completed a research and development co-op for Boston Scientific where she participated in their robotics initiative. Hannah’s research interests lie in maintaining trust and transparency between humans (individuals/teams) and robots in high-stress/high-tempo scenarios; such as in emergency response and disaster relief. She has also earned an associate’s systems engineering certification from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) in 2020. Hannah received her BS and MS in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
Madison Heyer, B.S. Computer Science (Expected Graduation: May 2025)
Kevin Wang, B.S. Computer Science, Minor in Business and Mathematics (Expected Graduation: May 2024)