Evento “Perspectives in AI seminars” do C4AI

O evento Perspectives in AI seminars do C4AI (Center for AI – Centro de IA da USP+FAPESP+IBM) – c4ai.inova.usp.br será realizado nesta quinta-feira, dia 18 de março, às 18 horas.

O seminário on-line Socially Assistive Robotics: Implications for Health, Education, Training, and the Future of Work (presentation in english) será apresentado pela Dra. Maja Matarić, da University of Southern California (USC), com a moderação do Dr. Claudio Pinhanez – Deputy Director C4AI, IBM e transmissão aberta pelo canal Youtube do C4AI: https://www.youtube.com/c/C4AIUSP/.

Evento gratuito e aberto a todos interessados. Ative um lembrete no site!

Link direto para a transmissão no Youtube:  https://youtu.be/oG2vpGlWs1g.


Speaker: Maja Matarić – University of Southern California (USC)

Abstract: The nexus of advances in robotics, NLU, and machine learning has created opportunities for personalized robots for the ultimate robotics frontier: the home. The current pandemic has both caused and exposed unprecedented levels of health & wellness, education, and training needs worldwide, which must increasingly be addressed in the home. Socially assistive robotics has the potential to address those needs through personalized and affordable in-home support. This talk will discuss human-robot interaction methods for socially assistive robotics that utilize multi-modal interaction data and expressive and persuasive robot behavior to monitor, coach, and motivate users to engage in health, wellness, education  and training activities. Methods and results will be presented that include modeling, learning, and personalizing user motivation, engagement, and coaching of healthy children and adults, stroke patients, Alzheimer’s patients, and children with autism spectrum disorders, in short and long-term (month+) deployments in schools, therapy centers, and homes. Research and commercial implications and pathways will be discussed. 

Short Bio: Maja Matarić is the Chan Soon-Shiong Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science Department, Neuroscience Program, and the Department of Pediatrics and Interim Vice President for Research at the University of Southern California, founding director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC), co-director of the USC Robotics Research Lab, and the lead of the Viterbi K-12 STEM Center. She received her PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from MIT in 1994, MS in Computer Science from MIT in 1990, and BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 1987.

Livro da Maja Mataric “best seller”: The Robotics Primer | The MIT Press