Stemiverse 0057 – Kavita Krishnaswamy discusses assistive robots


Kavita Krishnaswamy, Researcher of assistive robots, and Dr. Peter Dalmaris, author of Maker Education Revolution

In this episode, Dr. Peter Dalmaris talks with Kavita Krishnaswamy.

Kavita is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMBC) working with Dr. Tim Oates.

Kavita is a Google Lime Scholar and Microsoft Research Fellow.

She is both a Ford Foundation Predoctoral and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

She’s also worked at the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research CenterQuality of Life Technology Center (QoLT) in Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh and IBM Business consulting services.

Kavita is a professional researcher with a physical disability. She’s motivated by a powerful, innate force: autonomy is the soul of independent daily living that she has achieved with the advancement of technology.

Her research involves the development of robotic systems to provide assistance and increase independence for people with disabilities.

She is developing several prototype robotic systems that will support transferring, repositioning, and personal care, with a focus on accessible user interfaces for control that are feasible for persons with severe disabilities (and this is the main topic of our discussion in this episode).

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 57.

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