Plenary and Keynote talks focus collection #6: Jonathan Hurst & Andrea Thomaz



Prof. Andrea Thomaz – Human + Robotic Groups: From Idea to Follow
Bio: Andrea Thomaz is the CEO and Co-Founding father of Diligent Robotics and a famend social robotics professional. Her accolades embrace being acknowledged by the Nationwide Academy of Science as a Kavli Fellow, the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Tech, MIT Know-how Overview on its Subsequent Era of 35 Innovators Below 35 checklist, Fashionable Science on its Sensible 10 checklist, TEDx as a featured keynote speaker on social robotics and Texas Month-to-month on its Most Highly effective Texans of 2018 checklist.
Andrea’s robots have been featured within the New York Instances and on the covers of MIT Know-how Overview and Fashionable Science. Her ardour for social robotics started throughout her work on the MIT Media Lab, the place she centered on utilizing AI to develop machines that deal with on a regular basis human wants. Andrea co-founded Diligent Robotics to pursue her imaginative and prescient of making socially clever robotic assistants that collaborate with people by doing their chores so people can have extra time for the work they care most about. She earned her Ph.D. from MIT and B.S. in Electrical and Laptop Engineering from UT Austin, and was a Robotics Professor at UT Austin and Georgia Tech (the place she directed the Socially Clever Machines Lab).
Andrea is revealed within the areas of Synthetic Intelligence, Robotics, and Human-Robotic Interplay. Her analysis goals to computationally mannequin mechanisms of human social studying with the intention to construct social robots and different machines which can be intuitive for on a regular basis folks to show.
Andrea has obtained an NSF CAREER award in 2010 and an Workplace of Naval Analysis Younger Investigator Award in 2008. As well as Diligent Robotics robotic Moxi has been featured on NBC Nightly Information and most just lately in Nationwide Geographic “The robotic revolution has arrived”.