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Cynthia Breazeal

Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab; Expert on Responsible AI & Social Robotics

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Cynthia Breazeal Biography

Cynthia Breazeal is a professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots group at the Media Lab. She is Associate Director of the Media Lab and leads strategic initiatives. She is also Director of the MIT-wide Initiative on Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education. She co-founded the consumer social robotics company, Jibo, Inc., where she served as Chief Scientist and Chief Experience Officer.

Breazeal is a pioneer of social robotics and human-robot interaction. Her work balances technical innovation in AI, UX design, and understanding the psychology of engagement to design personified AI technologies that promote human flourishing and personal growth. Her recent work focuses on the theme of "living with AI" and understanding the long-term impact of social robots that can build relationships and provide personalized support as helpful companions in daily life. Her research group actively investigates social robots applied to education, pediatrics, health and wellness, and aging.

Her seminal book, "Designing Sociable Robots," is recognized as a landmark in launching the field of Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction. She is an international award-winning innovator, designer, and entrepreneur. She has spoken at prominent venues such as TED, the World Economic Forum, the UN, SXSW, CES, and she has keynoted at numerous top academic conferences. She is a recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's Gilbreth Lecture Award, Technology Review's TR35 Award, TIME magazine's Best Inventions where her Jibo robot was featured on the cover. She has received numerous design awards including recognition by the National Design Awards, Fast Company Design Award, Core 77. She has also been recognized as a rising entrepreneur by Fortune and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Breazeal did her graduate work at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, received her doctorate in 2000 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

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Designing Sociable Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

Designing Sociable Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

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  • Cynthia Breazeal’s Robotic Quest

    The Next member of Cynthia Breazeal’s household might be a robot. Later this year, she is releasing her latest creation, Jibo, a “social robot” that she sees as both an assistant and a companion.

  • JIBO CREATOR CYNTHIA BREAZEAL IS BUILDING A ROBOT FOR EVERY HOME

    When NASA’s Sojourner rover landed on Mars in 1997, Cynthia Breazeal remembers thinking, “We can send robots to space, but we still don’t have ones that can ‘live’ beside us.” What’s up with that? She set out to find the answer, and in the process, pioneered the field of social robotics.

  • Friendly Robot Is a Hands-Free Home Helper

    Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneer of social robotics, is unveiling her latest creation today. Unlike her previous robots, created for research and used in settings like classrooms and hospitals, her newest robotic device is designed for people to use at home.

  • Jibo’s Cynthia Breazeal: Why We Will Learn To Love Our Robots

    ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future. Cynthia Breazeal has been called the mother of personal robotics, and it’s easy to see why. For more than ten years, she has brought forth robotic life that is designed to express, gesture, and relate to humans.

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Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab; Expert on Responsible AI & Social Robotics

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Cynthia Breazeal Biography

Cynthia Breazeal is a professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots group at the Media Lab. She is Associate Director of the Media Lab and leads strategic initiatives. She is also Director of the MIT-wide Initiative on Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education. She co-founded the consumer social robotics company, Jibo, Inc., where she served as Chief Scientist and Chief Experience Officer.

Breazeal is a pioneer of social robotics and human-robot interaction. Her work balances technical innovation in AI, UX design, and understanding the psychology of engagement to design personified AI technologies that promote human flourishing and personal growth. Her recent work focuses on the theme of "living with AI" and understanding the long-term impact of social robots that can build relationships and provide personalized support as helpful companions in daily life. Her research group actively investigates social robots applied to education, pediatrics, health and wellness, and aging.

Her seminal book, "Designing Sociable Robots," is recognized as a landmark in launching the field of Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction. She is an international award-winning innovator, designer, and entrepreneur. She has spoken at prominent venues such as TED, the World Economic Forum, the UN, SXSW, CES, and she has keynoted at numerous top academic conferences. She is a recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's Gilbreth Lecture Award, Technology Review's TR35 Award, TIME magazine's Best Inventions where her Jibo robot was featured on the cover. She has received numerous design awards including recognition by the National Design Awards, Fast Company Design Award, Core 77. She has also been recognized as a rising entrepreneur by Fortune and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Breazeal did her graduate work at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, received her doctorate in 2000 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Cynthia Breazeal Videos

  • IROS 2020 Plenary Talk -- Cynthia Breazeal: Living with Social...
    Living with Social Robots From research to commercialization and back Prof. Cynthia Breazeal MIT Media Lab
  • Fireside Chat with Cynthia Breazeal
    Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group. She is also founder and...
  • Dr. Cynthia Breazeal: "The Personal Side of Robots" | SXSW
    Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is founder and CEO of Jibo, Inc. She is also an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she directs the Personal Robots...

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  • How to book Cynthia Breazeal?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cynthia Breazeal for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cynthia Breazeal, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cynthia Breazeal or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cynthia Breazeal?

    Booking fees for Cynthia Breazeal, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cynthia Breazeal, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cynthia Breazeal?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cynthia Breazeal for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cynthia Breazeal for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cynthia Breazeal or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cynthia Breazeal or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cynthia Breazeal is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cynthia Breazeal for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Cynthia Breazeal generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are R "Ray" Wang, Tatjana Dzambazova, Mariya Yao, Jana Eggers and Ayesha Khanna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cynthia Breazeal for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cynthia Breazeal Speaker Videos

  • IROS 2020 Plenary Talk -- Cynthia Breazeal: Living with Social Robots
    Living with Social Robots From research to commercialization and back Prof. Cynthia Breazeal MIT Media Lab
    Fireside Chat with Cynthia Breazeal
    Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group. She is also founder and Chief Experience Officer of Jibo, Inc., a personal...
  • Dr. Cynthia Breazeal: "The Personal Side of Robots" | SXSW
    Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is founder and CEO of Jibo, Inc. She is also an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she directs the Personal Robots Group. Breazeal is recognized as a prominent...
    The Rise of Personal Robots | Cynthia Breazeal | TED Talks
    http://www.ted.com As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she...

Cynthia Breazeal News

  • Cynthia Breazeal’s Robotic Quest

    The Next member of Cynthia Breazeal’s household might be a robot. Later this year, she is releasing her latest creation, Jibo, a “social robot” that she sees as both an assistant and a companion.

  • JIBO CREATOR CYNTHIA BREAZEAL IS BUILDING A ROBOT FOR EVERY HOME

    When NASA’s Sojourner rover landed on Mars in 1997, Cynthia Breazeal remembers thinking, “We can send robots to space, but we still don’t have ones that can ‘live’ beside us.” What’s up with that? She set out to find the answer, and in the process, pioneered the field of social robotics.

  • Friendly Robot Is a Hands-Free Home Helper

    Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneer of social robotics, is unveiling her latest creation today. Unlike her previous robots, created for research and used in settings like classrooms and hospitals, her newest robotic device is designed for people to use at home.

  • Jibo’s Cynthia Breazeal: Why We Will Learn To Love Our Robots

    ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future. Cynthia Breazeal has been called the mother of personal robotics, and it’s easy to see why. For more than ten years, she has brought forth robotic life that is designed to express, gesture, and relate to humans.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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