Cynthia Breazeal - Participant

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc. She is a pioneer of social robotics and human robot interaction. Her recent work investigates the impact of social robots on helping people of all ages to achieve personal goals that contribute to quality of life in domains such as education, health, wellbeing, and emotive connection and engagement despite distance. Her work balances technical innovation and design with understanding the human psychology of engaging with social robots to maximize beneficial outcomes. She has authored the book Designing Sociable Robots, she has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, and she is an award-winning innovator, designer, and entrepreneur. She did her graduate work at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and received her doctorate in 2000 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



MIT Media Lab ,
(Founder, JIBO, Inc.)


Associate Professor