MIT Media Lab / Personal Robots group
Personal Robots group
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Project shares ways to create community around design equity, ethics, and justice.
For BBC Science Focus, Media Lab research scientist Dr. Kate Darling considers the potential harms of mistreating robots.
Explore MIT Open Learning resources, including interviews with Media Lab Director Dava Newman, Professor Cynthia Breazeal, and more.
Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
Five Media Lab students–Ila Kumar, Kimaya Lecamwasam, Cecilé Sadler, Aastha Shah, and Raechel Walker–win MIT Presidential Fellowship awards.
Labber Safinah Ali served as an educator & curriculum designer for the SRMP Machine program at the American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Kate Darling, a research scientist with the Media Lab’s Personal Robots group, talks to El País about human relationships to tech.
Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots research group, talks to Education Week about early opportunities for AI literacy.
On an episode of the Unpacking Education podcast, Randi Williams (a PhD student in the Personal Robots research group) talks Day of AI.
Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots research group, makes the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 list in the Innovation category
Cynthia Breazeal and Pattie Maes awarded seed grants for projects exploring AI and workplace management.
Randi Williams, who is a PhD student in the Media Lab’s Personal Robots group, joins other talented scientists to talk about their careers.
Kate Darling discusses the work she's done to be seen as an expert within human-robot interaction and how to pass that power onto others.
Personal Robots alum Stefania Druga and editor Keith Hammond explore the ways that crafters and makers can use generative AI techniques.
David Nuñez, an alum of the Media Lab’s Personal Robots research group, takes MIT Technology Review on a tour of the re-imagined Museum.
The article is titled: "What Do We Mean When We Write About Ethics, Equity, And Justice In Engineering Design?"
We are exploring how social robots can be used to improve connection to others and are looking for participants age 18+ located in the US
Shen has been recognized for this award conferred by the National Center for Women + Information Technology (NCWIT).
View photos from the Day of AI event this year, which happened on May 18.
Congratulations to Daniella DiPaola, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, and Hope Schroeder on being 2023 recipients of the Gary Mardsen Travel Awards.
Collection of AI projects built with the RAISE AI Playground.
Artificial intelligence can make adults nervous, but experts say exploring it as a family is the best way to understand its pros and cons.
Data Activism Schedule: Feb 18th - April 22ndWeek 1Saturday; Feb 18th; 9 AM - 2:00 PM (4 hours); in the Media LabWeek 2Mon-Fri; Feb 20th - …
Kate Darling talks about the film M3gan and the future of artificial intelligence systems designed to have human relationships.
Cynthia Breazeal led an MIT Open Learning pilot program to deliver a customized AI training program for users with varied backgrounds.
Media Lab researcher Kate Darling looks at the current state of household robots and considers how we may interact with them in the future.
An evolving list of IAP activities hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other MIT departments this year.
New prize program recognizes MIT researchers who make data openly accessible and reusable.
Anastasia Ostrowski, a PhD student in the Personal Robots group, is among five MIT PhD students honored with Amazon fellowships.
The following winners and honorable mentions include members of the Media Lab community, and were selected from more than 70 nominees.
Congratulations to Tejal Reddy, Randi Williams, and Professor Cynthia Breazeal!
The Boston Globe takes a tour around the new MIT Museum, highlighting a number of exhibits and events related to the Media Lab.
We're thrilled to welcome our friends at the Museum to Kendall Square!
Mayor’s youth employment program brought local high schoolers to MIT this summer.
Enjoy these recent titles from Institute faculty and staff.
How do we meaningfully engage with topics such as ethics, equity, and justice in our design processes?
For the paper "Escape!Bot: Social Robots as Creative Problem-Solving Partners."
Personal Robots group head Cynthia Breazeal speaks with Marwa ElDiwiny on a recent episode of the IEEE RAS Soft Robotics podcast.
The IDSS/SSRC Combatting Systemic Racism Seed Fund Program supports innovative, early-stage cross-disciplinary research projects.
The programs are designed to foster an understanding of how artificial intelligence technologies work, including their social implications.
Social robotics pioneer Prof. Cynthia Breazeal discusses artificial intelligence in our lives, digital citizenship, and AI education for all
Cynthia Breazeal is featured in The Big Conversation: Machine Yearning, part of a conversation series running at the Sundance Film Festival.
Alongside her other roles, Breazeal will focus on the future of digital technologies + their applications in education at MIT Open Learning.
A new study by researchers from the Personal Robots group and collaborators assesses how families interact with voice-user interfaces.
The more social behaviors a voice-user interface exhibits, the more likely people are to trust it, engage with it, and think it competent.
An evolving list of IAP activities hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other departments.
Explore New Scientist's best books of 2021, including Labber Kate Darling’s The New Breed.
Tech titans and upstarts alike are working to deepen our relationships with their robots.
Congratulations to Media Lab professor Cynthia Breazeal on her joint appointment as senior associate dean of MIT Open Learning.
Safinah Ali, a PhD student in the Personal Robots group, is among the recipients of the Microsoft PhD Fellowship for 2022.
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
Building on research about deeper social-emotional engagement
For the paper, “Long-Term Co-Design Guidelines: Empowering Older Adults as Co-Designers of Social Robots"
The project pairs local poets of color with local scientists of color to create original poetry about the scientists’ work and experiences.
The Fellowships are aimed at helping students from underrepresented backgrounds establish careers in robotics, engineering, computer science
Cynthia Breazeal and others discuss the impact of AI on education, and how it might be applied in intentional ways to improve learning.
Established in 1999, the Harold Horowitz (1951) Student Research Fund makes awards on an annual basis to students in SA+P.
Cynthia Breazeal has been chosen as one of two recipients of this award for the paper, "Emotion and Sociable Humanoid Robots."
This year, among student winners of the Challenge, Personal Robots PhD candidate Randi Williams was honored as the 2021 Curious Scientist.