Keith Evan Green, director
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Former PhD students:
• Arash Soleimani
• George Schafer
• Anthony Threat
• Joe Manganelli
• Tarek Mohktar
• Henrique Houayek
• Ian D. Walker, Clemson University
• TU Delft Hyperbody Research
• TU Deflt idStudioLab (IE minor)
• Bartlett School Space Syntax Lab
• U. So. Denmark Modular Robotics
• Fraunhofer Institute | IESE
• Roger C. Peace Rahab. Hospital
• Richland Library, Columbia, SC
ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB | CURRENT LAB MEMBERS
Keith Evan Green | Director, ARL
is director of the ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB and professor of design (DEA) and mechanical engineering (MAE) at Cornell University. With frequent support of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Green and his lab strives to realize the kinds of cyber-physical systems that cultivate interactions across people and their surroundings that define places of social, cultural and psychological significance. Widely published in IEEE and ACM journals and proceedings, Green is also the author of a recent book for MIT Press, Architectural Robotics: Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes and Biology (2016). Green earned B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Keith Evan Green's homepage)
Carlos Araujo de Aguiar | PhD DEA is a Cornell Ph.D. student in Design + Environmental Analysis from Rio de Janeiro. Prior to Cornell, Carlos earned a master of computational design at University of Washington. Carlos is exploring how distributed, responsive systems can foster place attachment in human inhabitants. In the lab, his research focuses on EnAct, a responsive, cyber-physical, urban public space accommodating (especially) elders. Carlos is also contributing to the development of the home+ project enabling aging in place, such that his broader aim is to make a more capacious living environment for older people both inside and outside their homes. When not in the lab, Carlos enjoys reading science fiction novels and practicing yoga and meditation.
Alex Bernard| M.Eng MAE
is a Cornell graduate student pursuing a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He comes to Cornell directly from Purdue University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Searching for greater technical depth in the realm of control systems and robotics, Alex sees the ARL as a great way to engage and learn about the latest technologies that enhance the way people live. He spent the past summer developing and leading outdoor education in S.T.E.M. topics, and has held two internships at major corporations. After Cornell, Alex hopes to work in the field of industrial automation on the cutting-edge of electro-mechanical systems.
Bill Addo | BS CS
is a Cornell undergraduate pursuing Computer Science. He is from Bronx, New York and is interested in artificial intelligence. In the Architectural Robotics Lab, Bill is contributing to developing and implementing the AI in robots partnering with, learning from, and teaching young children and other robots. In his spare time, Bill plays the guitar and piano, and can also be seen skateboarding around campus.
Christina Keefe | M.Eng MAE
is a Cornell M.Eng. student in Mechanical Engineering. She completed her B.S. Mechanical Engineering also at Cornell, with a minor in Business. Always passionate about combining her love for working with kids with her engineering background, Christina is excited to investigate the interaction between young children and robots in the Architectural Robotics Lab. She is eager to build upon her interest in design and rapid prototyping with her work in the lab. In her free time, Christina enjoys rooting for her hometown teams, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, and baking fun desserts.
Yixiao Wang | PhD DEA
is a Ph.D. student in Design + Environmental Analysis (DEA) at Cornell. Prior to Cornell, Yixiao earned a master of architecture at UC Berkeley and worked with ASAP (Buffalo) and Marc Fornes & Theverymany (New York) on the "Chrysalis Amphitheatre" project in Merriweather Park, Columbia, MD. For as long as Yixiao can remember, he's been passionate about tinkering with computers, electronics and design. In the lab, his specific research focus is the development and testing of a robotics embedded room serving as a partner with human inhabitants undertaking creative activities. Outside the lab, Yixiao plays piano and reads novels.
Samantha Hollenberg | M.Eng MAE
is a Cornell M.Eng student in Mechanical Engineering, also completing her B.S. at Cornell in M.E. Samantha comes from Bronx, NY. She is interested in themed entertainment, from ride systems and vehicles to interactive exhibitions. Having previously interned in the themed entertainment industry, which has a strong focus in design and art as well as engineering, she is excited to work in the Architectural Robotics Lab given its disciplinary mix of engineering and design. Samantha is also the President of Cornell’s Theme Park Entertainment Group and is a member of the Cornell Woman’s Club Basketball Team.
Sophie Lan | BS CS/ECE
is a Cornell undergraduate pursuing computer science. She became interested in the Architectural Robotics Lab after learning about the LIT ROOM and cyberPLAYce; the concept of engaging students in learning by interacting with a cyber-physical environment appeals to her because she loves working with elementary-aged children. In the lab, Sophie is focused on machine learning of human-robot activity patterns for implementation in the lab’s intelligent environments. Outside the lab, Sophie is violinist with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra.
Liheng Li | BS ECE/CS
is a Cornell undergraduate majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. At Marvell Technologies, Liheng was a software development intern contributing to the Bluetooth Smart Home project. His academic interests mainly focus on software development and embedded systems. In the lab, he specifically contributes to the implementation of software functionalities for the “home+” project. Outside the lab, he loves watching sports and playing basketball. We will miss Liheng as he graduates and begins his career at Micrisoft.
Paulina Villacreces | MS DEA
is an MSc student in Design + Environmental Analysis with a concentration in Human Factors & Ergonomics. Paulina is from Quito, Ecuador. She did her BS at San Francisco State University in Product Design: with a concentration in Product Design & Development. For the past two years she has been designing and fabricating different mobility devices and adaptive equipment for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Audrey Tirtohadiguno | BS DEA
is pursuing a BSc in Design + Environmental Analysis. Interested in the interrelationship between people, architecture and technology, she is primarily contributing to the lab's home+ project. Audrey comes from Indonesia and enjoys traveling, writing and app design. Her dream is to be able to share and apply the ideas she gains through research to improve people’s living conditions in the rest of the world.
Conrad McCarthy | BS ME
is a Cornell undergraduate from Longmeadow, MA studying Mechanical Engineering. This past summer, Conrad worked for Cornell's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Instructional Labs during which he discovered his passion for design. He hopes his experience in the lab will further develop his knowledge and skill in robotics and stimulate his own product ideas. On campus, he is Vice President of Spark Product and Industrial Design and a member of Cornell's Sprint Football Team. In his free time, Conrad enjoys being outdoors and playing guitar.
Gauri Jain | BS ECE
is a Cornell undergraduate pursuing Electrical Engineering. She is from San Jose, California and is very interested in design and robotics. As a lover of both software and hardware engineering, Gauri hopes to learn more about robotics design and construction as a member of this lab, and tangibly improve lives through her work in engineering. In her spare time, Gauri also sings with the Cornell University Chorus, is a member of the Seismic Design Project Team, and likes to play sports and to be outdoors.