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.
Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.
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.
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.
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"
Cynthia Breazeal and others discuss the impact of AI on education, and how it might be applied in intentional ways to improve learning.
Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) seeks to empower more people to participate in, and benefit from, AI.
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."
At Open Learning Talks, Cynthia Breazeal and Eric Klopfer discuss artificial intelligence education.
Nature profiles researchers from a variety of different fields, including the Lab’s own Cynthia Breazeal, who are shaping the future of AI.
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?”
This session features four conversations between Media Lab researchers and guest speakers on expanding more equitable research.
For the paper: "A Robotic Positive Psychology Coach to Improve College Students’ Wellbeing"
It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Walter Daniel Stiehl, a beloved member of two groups at the Media Lab.
Cynthia Breazeal has been promoted to full professor and named associate director of the Media Lab. Both appointments are effective July 1.
This is a unique time to engage and teach children about the benefits and limitations of technology.
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.
A new curriculum has been designed by MIT researchers and collaborators to teach middle school students about artificial intelligence.
MIT Quest for Intelligence shares AI-focused UROP projects, including senior Nicole Thumma's work with the Personal Robots group.
The Personal Robots team collaborated with the Girl Scouts and the EMK Institute for the US Senate to teach 60 students about data privacy.
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.”