Robots will be tools for older adults and care givers in the future

By Anastasia Ostrowski

Anastasia K. Ostrowski is a design researcher at the MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots group, working with Professor Cynthia Breazeal and Dr. Hae Won Park, the group being a pioneer of social robotics and human robot interaction.

Her research focuses on how we can empower people in the design of artificial intelligence (AI) driven socially persuasive technologies such as social robots or smart speakers.

She advocates for an active role of seniors in this field: “Currently, one of my interests is focused on collaborating with older adults to co-design social robots through art, interviews, prototyping, and other techniques.”

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