Daniella DiPaola

Research Assistant
  • Personal Robots

Daniella DiPaola is a Ph.D. student in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. Her research interests include understanding the social-emotional, ethical, and legal implications of AI and robots, particularly in the lives of children.  She has developed various curricula to inspire middle school students to think about the societal implications of artificial intelligence. Her current work explores the relationship between AI literacy and child-robot interaction. 

Daniella received her B.S. in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University in 2016. Before beginning graduate school, she worked as a researcher in the consumer robotics industry.