Ph.D. Student, Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology (Fall 2019 – Present)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California (2019)
Pooja Moolchandani is a NSF ARMS (Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science) trainee in the Robotics PhD program. Under the co-advisement of Dr. Aaron Young and Dr. Ani Mazumdar on the Rapid Operator Awareness via Mobile Robotics (ROAMR) project, her research is aimed at analyzing muscular behavior in cutting motions and integrating this into human intent recognition algorithms. She hopes this work can be applied to developing a dynamic hip exoskeleton to augment human performance for people in danger-prone environments. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, art and photography, and planning for the next adventure.