I'm Kyle Vedder

In 20 years I want there to be robots that can effectively provide a full range of quality care to the elderly. The US is on the verge of a large retirement of baby boomers and China faces a deeply troubling demographic cliff in 20 years, motivating the need for new methods of automated, high quality elder care not reliant upon human labor.

Background

I am a CS PhD student at Penn under Eric Eaton in the Lifelong Machine Learning Lab. Motivated by my goal of developing elder care robots, my research interests lie in the intersection of:

During my undergrad in CS at UMass Amherst I did research under Joydeep Biswas in the Autonomous Mobile Robotics Lab. My research was in:

I have also done a number of industry internships; I have interned twice at Unidesk (a startup since aquired by Citrix), twice at Google, and once at Amazon's R&D lab, Lab126.

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