Prof. Cynthia Breazeal – Dwelling with Social Robots: from Analysis to Commercialization and Again
Summary: Social robots are designed to work together with individuals in an interpersonal manner, partaking and supporting collaborative social and emotive conduct for useful outcomes. We develop adaptive algorithmic capabilities and deploy multitudes of cloud-connected robots in faculties, houses, and different dwelling amenities to help long-term interpersonal engagement and personalization of particular interventions. We look at the affect of the robotic’s social embodiment, emotive and relational attributes, and personalization capabilities on sustaining individuals’s engagement, enhancing studying, impacting conduct, and shaping attitudes to assist individuals obtain long-term targets. I will even spotlight challenges and alternatives in commercializing social robotic applied sciences for affect at scale. In a time the place residents are starting to reside with clever machines each day, we now have the chance to discover, develop, examine, and assess humanistic design ideas to help and promote human flourishing in any respect ages and phases.
Bio: Cynthia Breazeal is a Professor on the MIT Media Lab the place she based and Directs the Private Robots Group. She can be Affiliate Director of the Media Lab in command of new strategic initiatives, and she or he is spearheading MIT’s Ok-12 schooling initiative on AI in collaboration with the Media Lab, Open Studying and the Schwarzman School of Computing. She is acknowledged as a pioneer within the discipline of social robotics and human-robot interplay and is a AAAI Fellow. She is a recipient of awards by the Nationwide Academy of Engineering in addition to the Nationwide Design Awards. She has obtained Know-how Evaluate’s TR100/35 Award and the George R. Stibitz Laptop & Communications Pioneer Award. She has additionally been acknowledged as an award-winning entrepreneur, designer and innovator by CES, Quick Firm, Entrepreneur Journal, Forbes, and Core 77 to call a couple of. Her robots have been acknowledged by TIME journal’s Finest Innovations in 2008 and in 2017 the place her award-wining Jibo robotic was featured on the duvet. She obtained her doctorate from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Laptop Science in 2000.