THIS TALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE HELD DURING THE 2010-2011 SERIES.
Speaker: Maja Mataric
Professor, Computer Science and Neuroscience
Founding Director of the USC Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems
Co-director of the USC Robotics Research Lab
University of Southern CaliforniaMataric’s 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, 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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