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Website created as a rapid response to Covid-19 yields unexpected insights into what’s possible for reaching learners at a distance.
For the paper: "A Robotic Positive Psychology Coach to Improve College Students’ Wellbeing"
Anastasia Ostrowski, a research assistant in the Personal Robots group, discusses her journey into the field of engineering.
Cynthia Breazeal has been promoted to full professor and named associate director of the Media Lab. Both appointments are effective July 1.
During these uncertain times, we would like to thank the Teaching Assistants that helped make the transition to remote teaching.
The LEGO Papert Fellowship program was officially launched in 2017.
This is a unique time to engage and teach children about the benefits and limitations of technology.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
We understand that now, more than ever, the democratization of online learning is crucial to the success of students all around the world.
XR technology is becoming increasingly important in a world where the need to know intersects with the need to experience.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCoeurdalene, an independent event.
A new curriculum has been designed by MIT researchers and collaborators to teach middle school students about artificial intelligence.
The University of South Carolina profiles its alum Blakeley Payne, now a master’s student in the Personal Robots group.
MIT Quest for Intelligence shares AI-focused UROP projects, including senior Nicole Thumma's work with the Personal Robots group.
The following Media Lab students joined the MIT India Initiative in Mumbai for this workshop.
The Personal Robots team collaborated with the Girl Scouts and the EMK Institute for the US Senate to teach 60 students about data privacy.
The 2020 MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) runs from January 6–January 31.
Can robots help teachers improve classroom learning?
"I don’t think that AI will have fulfilled its full potential unless it can help us unlock human potential.”
Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
The AAAI Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.
Labber Hae Won Park talks to NBC News Learn about how social robots can help children develop language skills.
Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Mabu is about the size of a kitchen appliance and assists with day-to-day healthcare needs through daily "conversations."
A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the future.
Blakeley Payne and Cynthia Breazeal discuss Blakeley’s open source AI curriculum for middle school students.
My latest research in Cynthia Breazeal's Personal Robots group has been on relational technology.
Cristina Quinn shares what she learned in a visit to the AI + Ethics summer camp run by Personal Robots group student Blakeley Payne.
When they’re valued as design research partners, older adults feel empowered to contribute to technology design.
Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots group, and her collaborators talk to US News about Huggable.
The Personal Robots group is running a study from July 8-18, 2019 to understand how we can design interactive robot techno...
Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.
This summer, the Personal Robots group will be hosting a week-long workshop at the MIT Media Lab to teach kids about AI and ethics!
The Unsung Hero Award from the Office of Graduate Education recognizes students who have shown commitment and passion for the community.
Hae Won Park, PhD, is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and a principal investigator of the Social Robot Companions Program....
Congratulations to all of the honorees! We are so proud of you all.
The following Media Lab groups and projects are represented at CHI 2019
A paper introduces machine behavior: the interdisciplinary study of AI systems as a new class of actors with unique behavioral patterns.
2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the awards.
The LEGO Papert Fellowships support three graduate students working at the intersection of creativity, play, learning, and new technology.
Mechanical mentors try to find their place as teacher’s helpers.
Researchers present a user-centered design approach to creating intelligent social technologies to empower and help older adults at home.
Last spring, you could find me every morning alternately sitting in a storage closet, a multipurpose meeting room, and a book nook beside...
PopBots are programmable, intelligent social robots that play with children to help them learn about AI.
A group at MIT’s Media Lab known as the “Dream Team” thinks you can harness your unconscious mind with tech you can wear to bed.