Youya Xia is a second-year PhD student conducting research about robotics, reinforcement learning and computer vision at Cornell University. She is a current member of Autonomous System Lab. Besides, she works with The Human-Robot Collaboration & Companionship (HRC^2) Lab. Previously, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics in University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. When she was at UMN, she worked with Professor Junaed Sattar about underwater robotics, computer vision and robotic perception. Currently, her research interests lie in reinforcement learning, robotics, computer vision and their intersections.
PhD in Computer Science, 2024(expected)
BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (with high distinction), 2019
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
In this report we demonstrate the methodology of multi-robot collaboration, human-robot interaction and discussing the challenges we faced in this project and the insights gained from them, to be applied to future work in this domain.
We present an approach for autonomous underwater robots to visually detect and identify divers. The proposed approach enables an autonomous underwater robot to detect multiple divers in a visual scene and distinguish between them