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.”
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.
Blakeley Payne and Cynthia Breazeal discuss Blakeley’s open source AI curriculum for middle school students.
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.
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!
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.
PopBots are programmable, intelligent social robots that play with children to help them learn about AI.
Hae Won develops interactive social machines that deeply personalize to their users through long-term interaction.
Cynthia Breazeal sits down for an interview with Glenn Zorpette at the 2018 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit.
Home robots won’t just be helpers and cleaners—they’ll be teachers and trainers, too.
A series of images from the Preschool Oriented Programming (AI) curriculum.
Faculty from across the Institute tapped to lead new initiative in human and machine intelligence.
Children are using voice-activated technology at far younger ages than other devices, but some parents worry they’re picking up rude habits