Robots are likely to take an increasingly bigger part of our lives. To understand what it means for humans and how we are going to interact with our new friends Kate will talk about her research on people's instinctual and emotional perception of robots.
Kate is a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center and the Yale Information Society Project. Her interest is in how technology intersects with society. Kate’s work has explored economic issues in intellectual property systems and also looks at the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in law, social, and ethical issues.
She runs experiments, hold workshops, writes, and lectures on some of the more interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction, and where we might find ourselves in the coming decades.