LG Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Laboratory
Cynthia Breazeal directs the Media Lab's new Robotic Presence group, having
previously been a postdoctoral associate at MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Breazeal is particularly interested in developing creature-like technologies that
are human-aware and establish a close and beneficial relationship with people.
"Kismet," her anthropomorphic robotic head, has been featured in international
media, and is part of Breazeal's ongoing work of building artificial systems that
learn and behave with people in an intelligent, life-like, and sociable manner.
Breazeal earned ScD and MS degrees at MIT in electrical engineering and
computer science, and a BS in electrical and computer engineering from the
University of California, Santa Barbara.
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