Dr. Mataric received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence from MIT in 1994. Her lab focuses on endowing robots
with the ability to help people through social rather than physical assistance.
Her research into socially assistive robotics and assistive human-robot
interaction is developing robot-assisted therapies for children with autism
spectrum disorders, stroke, survivors, and those with forms of dementia. Among
other honours, Prof. Mataric is a Fellow of the AAAS and recipient of the Okawa
Foundation Award, NSF Career Award, the MIT TR100 Innovation Award, and the
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award.
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