Designing Sociable Robots with Emotional Intelligence

Speaker: Angelica Lim

It ain't sci-fi anymore! In Japan, humanoid robots welcome customers into stores, tell jokes, and help the elderly exercise their bodies and minds. In this talk, I'll explain the ways real robots are interacting with people today, to help make technology natural and accessible.

How do psychology, video games, and animated films inform us to build human-like interactions with robots? What are some pitfalls to avoid? What are some design principles and guidelines we've discovered, and how can you use emotion to build better interactions? We'll take a look at the latest research and case studies to answer these questions.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What humanoid robots are doing today outside of research labs
  2. How to use emotion to build better robot behaviors
  3. Principles from animation and human-robot interaction research
  4. How a robot should speak
  5. Common pitfalls when designing robots

AI | home robots | human robot interaction | humanoids | machine learning | personal robots | social robots