Invitation :: University of Washington
The Simpson Center and its UW partners worked under the rubric of Invitation with a focus on the beckoning and beguiling aspects of interactive technology and its social formations.
Event: The Art and Science of Social Robots
Thu, 01 Mar 2007 19:00:00 -0500
Cynthia Breazeal directs the Robotic Life Group at the MIT Media Lab. She is internationally known for seamlessly blending scientific theories, artistic insights, and engineering principles to create compelling robotic creatures that have a lively social presence to those who interact with them. She has participated in the development of some of the world's most famous robots including the upper torso humanoid robot, Cog, and the sociable robot, Kismet. Her current research extends these themes in the area of human-robot relations to create cooperative and capable robots that can work and learn in partnership with people. Her research program strives to revolutionize the art and science of human-robot interaction and cooperationto develop robots that engage with us as helpful partners that will ultimately play a valuable, rewarding, and unprecedented role in the everyday lives of ordinary people.