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Cynthia Breazeal

Dean For Digital Learning, MIT; 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 the MIT dean for digital learning, and in this role, she leverages her experience in emerging digital technologies and business, research, and strategic initiatives to lead Open Learning’s business and research & engagement units. She is also the Director of the MIT-wide Initiative on Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education. MIT RAISE is a research and outreach effort that advances access and inclusivity in AI education to people of all ages and backgrounds with a focus on K12 and the workforce. She co-founded the consumer social robotics company, Jibo, Inc., where she served as Chief Scientist and Chief Experience Officer.

A pioneer in the robotics industry, Breazeal's primary work has focused on social robots at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning and human psychology. 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, and 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 and Core 77. She has also been recognized as a rising entrepreneur by Fortune and Entrepreneur Magazine, and appeared on the Forbes "50 Over 50" list.

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

Videos
Books
Designing Sociable Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

Designing Sociable Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

Biologically Inspired Intelligent Robots (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM122)

Biologically Inspired Intelligent Robots (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM122)

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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  • How do I book Cynthia Breazeal to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Cynthia Breazeal for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Cynthia Breazeal or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Cynthia Breazeal

    Speaking fees for Cynthia Breazeal, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Cynthia Breazeal are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Cynthia Breazeal, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Cynthia Breazeal speak about?

    Cynthia Breazeal is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Artificial Intelligence, Creativity Speakers, Robotics, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Cynthia Breazeal travel from?

    Cynthia Breazeal generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Cynthia Breazeal’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Cynthia Breazeal for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Cynthia Breazeal or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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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 the MIT dean for digital learning, and in this role, she leverages her experience in emerging digital technologies and business, research, and strategic initiatives to lead Open Learning’s business and research & engagement units. She is also the Director of the MIT-wide Initiative on Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education. MIT RAISE is a research and outreach effort that advances access and inclusivity in AI education to people of all ages and backgrounds with a focus on K12 and the workforce. She co-founded the consumer social robotics company, Jibo, Inc., where she served as Chief Scientist and Chief Experience Officer.

A pioneer in the robotics industry, Breazeal's primary work has focused on social robots at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning and human psychology. 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, and 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 and Core 77. She has also been recognized as a rising entrepreneur by Fortune and Entrepreneur Magazine, and appeared on the Forbes "50 Over 50" list.

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

Cynthia Breazeal Videos

  • Cynthia Breazeal - American Psychological Association 2022
    Focusing on the role of social robots in communities of older adults, we examine novel interventions in education, social connection, and emotional...
  • 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
  • Cynthia Breazeal - Mass STEM Week 2020 Keynote
    Prof. Cynthia Breazeal Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab and founder of its Personal Robots Group delivers the keynote address.

Cynthia Breazeal Books

FAQs on booking Cynthia Breazeal

  • How do I book Cynthia Breazeal to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Cynthia Breazeal for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Cynthia Breazeal or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Cynthia Breazeal

    Speaking fees for Cynthia Breazeal, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Cynthia Breazeal are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Cynthia Breazeal, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Cynthia Breazeal speak about?

    Cynthia Breazeal is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Artificial Intelligence, Creativity Speakers, Robotics, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Cynthia Breazeal travel from?

    Cynthia Breazeal generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Cynthia Breazeal’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Cynthia Breazeal for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Cynthia Breazeal or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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 Ayesha Khanna, Ray Kurzweil, Joanna Peña-Bickley, Helen Greiner and Reshma Saujani. 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

  • Cynthia Breazeal - American Psychological Association 2022
    Focusing on the role of social robots in communities of older adults, we examine novel interventions in education, social connection, and emotional wellness through relationships and engagement with...
    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
  • Cynthia Breazeal - Mass STEM Week 2020 Keynote
    Prof. Cynthia Breazeal Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab and founder of its Personal Robots Group delivers the keynote address.
    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.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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