2007/01-2009/04, Research/Teaching assistant, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Dr. Jane Li is an Assistant Professor with the Robotics Engineering Department, with an affiliation in Department of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research focuses on developing shared autonomous control and augmented reality interfaces, in order to enhance the human-robot teaming in remote perception and robot manipulation tasks. Her research aims to develop efficient, intuitive, and transparent human-robot interaction and interfaces for the healthcare workers novice to robot operation, such that they can control mobile manipulator nursing robots for pandemic and remote patient care in the future of work. She collaborates with the faculty of WPI Social Science Department and the Nursing Department of Worcester State University in several interdisciplinary NSF projects, to study the technological and social impacts of nursing robots on current and future healthcare workers.
Tsung-Chi Lin, Achyuthan Unni Krishnan and Zhi Li, “Perception-Motion Coupling in Active Telepresence: Human Behavior and Teleoperation Interface Design”, Accepted by ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, Accepted on Nov 2022.
Achyuthan Unni Krishnan, Tsung-Chi Lin, and Zhi Li. “Design Interface Mapping for Efficient Free-form Tele-manipulation.” In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022). 2022.
Tsung-Chi Lin, Achyuthan Unni Krishnan and Zhi Li, “How People Use Active Telepresence Cameras in Tele-manipulation”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021. PDF
Alexandra Valiton, Hannah Baez, Naomi Harrison, Justine Roy, and Zhi Li, “Active Telepresence Assistance for Supervisory Control: A User Study with a Multi-Camera Tele-Nursing Robot”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021. PDF
Analytical Framework for AI/AA — “Testing & Evaluation for Soldier-Device Teaming Compatibility, Vulnerability, and Durability in Emergent Situations”; Role: co-PI, Team Lead on “Evaluation and Evolution of Human-AI and Human-Robot Interfaces”; WPI collaborator: Bogdan Vernescu (PI), Jing Xiao, Soussan Dja-masbi; Funded by US Army, DEVCOM Analysis Center; Awarded funds: $5,283,619.00 (for 5 years); $999,997.00 (Year 1); Fund for Team: $332,986 (Year 1); 2022/01/15-2027/01/14 (Expected); 2022/01-2023/01 (Current Contract).
SEMI-FlexTech #FT19-21-215 — “Soft Robotic Haptic Gloves as Intuitive Human-Machine Interfaces to Augment Human Performance”; Role: Co-PI; WPI Collaborator: Pratap Rao (ME, PI), Cagdas Onal (RBE); UMass-Lowell Collaborators: Joey Mead, Chris Hansen, Jay Park, Jinde Zhang; Funded by SEMI-FlexTech and Massachusetts Manufacturing Investment Initiative (M2I2); Awarded funds: $1,764,938; 2021/11/01-2023/04/40.