Cynthia Breazeal:
The rise of personal robots

TEDWomen 2010 · 14:04 · Filmed Dec 2010

Cynthia Breazeal wonders: Why can we use robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms? The key, she says, is in training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids.

At MIT, Cynthia Breazeal and her team are building robots with social intelligence that communicate and learn the same way people do. Full bio