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I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Cornell University. My work adopts Research through Design approaches to explore future Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) that is not driven by utilitarian values. I design, build, and deploy robots with no explicit purposes to explore how people perceive and interact with them as independent agents. I also hold expertise in designing, planning, and executing lab and field studies with mixed methods to understand human behavior. I am especially interested in adopting the concept of ludic (playful) design in the research field of HRI to provide a different perspective on what robots can mean to humans and how the interaction can look like without necessarily offering services and utilitarian values.

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