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Cynthia Breazeal is a pioneer of the robotics field, and specializes in human-like expressions on robots and social exchanges between humans and humanoid robots. Cynthia is both an Associate Professor at MIT - where she received a PhD and founded the Personal Robotics Group - and the founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, a robotics company that creates robots to be used as human personal assistants. The company, though founded as recently as 2016, already has $85 million in funding.
“I wanted to create robots with social and emotional intelligence that could work in collaborative partnership with people. In 2-5 years, I see social robots helping families with things that really matter, like education, health, eldercare, entertainment, and companionship.”
“[Robots should be created] not only with smarts, but with heart, too.”