Prof. Cynthia Breazeal of the MIT Media Lab is an expert in social robots. The New York Times wrote about JIBO, what Prof. Breazeal calls “the world’s first family robot.” This video from her company’s ongoing Indiegogo campaign demonstrates what that means:
Is it just me, or does JIBO look a little bit like EVE (from WALL-E)?
You can explore a few of Prof. Breazeal’s graduate courses in Media Arts and Sciences on OCW:
- Relational Machines
- Seminar on Deep Engagement
- Special Topics in Media Technology: Cooperative Machines
Prof. Breazeal also wrote a book, “Designing Social Robots,” that describes her futurist vision of social robots.