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December 1, 2014

Mtg: Evolving the Romibo Social Robot: Lessons in Design

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

Thursday December 11, 2014
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
– use, misuse, appropriation, amalgamation, abandonment, therapy …
Speaker: Aubrey Shick, independent social-tech consultant in robotics
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU, NASA Ames Research Park Bldg. 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Romibo robots are being used around the world in a wide range of applications never expected.  Beginning life as Aubrey Shick’s graduate research project in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Romibo has been touched by dozens of individuals and continues development today as a product of Origami Robotics Inc.  Over 30 Romibo robots have been built and span seven major design generations.  Robots have been placed in 5 countries with uses including: academic research on social robot physical form features, cross-cultural multilingual hack-a-thons with Spanish and German students, STEM outreach with underprivileged African American children in Atlanta, robot-facilitated art-therapy, NASA Mars-analogue habitat pet for astronauts in isolation research, individualized clinician-patient therapy, classroom reading skills in after school programs and public libraries, social skills for children with autism, intergenerational teens+eldercare programs, English language skills for Danish students and other applications.


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