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.
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
For the paper, “Long-Term Co-Design Guidelines: Empowering Older Adults as Co-Designers of Social Robots"
Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) seeks to empower more people to participate in, and benefit from, AI.
Anyone who is age 60+, speaks English, lives in the US, and has access to Wi-Fi is eligible.
For the paper: "A Robotic Positive Psychology Coach to Improve College Students’ Wellbeing"
MIT Quest for Intelligence shares AI-focused UROP projects, including senior Nicole Thumma's work with the Personal Robots group.
Labber Hae Won Park talks to NBC News Learn about how social robots can help children develop language skills.
When they’re valued as design research partners, older adults feel empowered to contribute to technology design.
Hae Won Park, PhD, is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and a principal investigator of the Social Robot Companions Program....
Researchers present a user-centered design approach to creating intelligent social technologies to empower and help older adults at home.
Hae Won develops interactive social machines that deeply personalize to their users through long-term interaction.
“The goal is to have a companion that has all of the behaviors that we want to instill and promote in the child”