[PAST] Robot's Artificial Mind and How It Can Influence the Human Mind
[PAST] Robot's Artificial Mind and How It Can Influence the Human Mind [62]
2015 / 12 / 23 / AM 11:00
Location: 301 - 105
Speaker: Hae Won Park
Hae Won Park is a postdoctoral associate at the Personal Robots Group (PRG) at the MIT Media
Lab. During her PhD and postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology, she co-founded Zyrobotics,
a spin-off from Georgia Tech that is licensing the three patents generated from her PhD research.
Zyrobotics was awarded the best 2015 US robotics startup by Robohub and was the finalist of the
Intel Innovation Award in which Hae Won delivered an elevation pitch. She earned her PhD and
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014 and
2009 respectively, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from POSTECH, Korea in 2006. Before
joining Georgia Tech, she was a research scientist in the Robot Vision group at Korea Institute of
Sciences and Technology. Her research was featured in news articles including NSF Science
Now, Engadget, TechCrunch, and CNET.

Abstract :

A mind is a set of cognitive faculties that encompasses one¡¯s perception, thinking, emotion, and
plans for next actions. Humans rapidly build a prediction of other¡¯s mindset while interacting
with each other, the ability that facilitates human¡¯s collaborative functions. It is important to note
that the prediction of a mindset relies heavily on the ¡®social hints¡¯, e.g., gazing at an object,
slightly nodding while listening, etc. In this talk, I will give an introduction to social robotics,
present an interactive instance-based approach to developing a robot learner that can engage with
children in a task, and highlight our project in building personalized storytelling robot and how
embedding robot¡¯s verbal/non-verbal behaviors in the process can facilitate the communication of
a shared mindset. In essence, will robots communicating their mindset influence the way humans
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