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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.
Watch the interviews conducted by Career Girls with Labbers Randi Williams, Jaleesa Trapp, Marian Muthui, and Alexis Hope.
Randi Williams talks about her work. Her advice to girls is never to be afraid to make yourself heard; your ideas are essential.
Randi Williams from the Personal Robots research group is among ten students who have received the Microsoft PhD Fellowship for 2021.
At Open Learning Talks, Cynthia Breazeal and Eric Klopfer discuss artificial intelligence education.
Anastasia Ostrowski talks to the Digital Future Society about her work in this Q+A.
Nature profiles researchers from a variety of different fields, including the Lab’s own Cynthia Breazeal, who are shaping the future of AI.
Middle school students reimagine the YouTube platform. Students consider the stakeholders in YouTube, the goal of the recommendation algori…
Congratulations to Daniella DiPaola., current research assistant in the Personal Robots group!
We are proud to welcome Community + Ethics to the MIT Media Lab! As you may recall, Community + Ethics joined the Media Lab.
Hadley’s eyes glazed over as she stared at the text and equations in front of her. She dropped her head into her hands and thought out loud,
In October, MIT hosted the kickoff for Massachusetts STEM Week, which included a keynote by Cynthia Breazeal.
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
By Carolyn “CC” Song, High School Senior and Personal Robots Intern
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
AI blocks are a suite of drag-and-drop coding blocks that allow students to integrate AI engines into block-based programming projects.