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Yuchen Rao

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Yuchen received her BS in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at China Agricultural University in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, she worked on a variety of projects including indoor orientation and navigation based on RFID, control of an autonomous car to follow an electromagnetic signal (as part of the Freescale Cup: Intelligent Car Racing), natural language processing for emotion classification, and music information retrieval for emotion classification. These projects helped Yuchen realize that she has a passion for robotics. She is interested in robots that improve people's quality of daily life, especially those that can be controlled through natural human interactions.

In the MSR program, Yuchen is hoping to improve her programming skills and to develop a stronger sense of the current state of the robotics field. Ultimately she is interested in creating technologies which improve the humans' emotional well-being.