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The University of Texas website describes Andrea Thomaz, Ph.D., thusly:

Shownotes:

From the University of Texas website:

“Andrea Thomaz is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Prof. Thomaz joined Texas Electrical and Computer Engineering in January 2016 after serving as an Associate Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2007-2016. She earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, and Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 2002 and 2006. 

Andrea is published in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human-Robot Interaction. Her research aims to computationally model mechanisms of human social learning in order to build social robots and other machines that are intuitive for everyday people to teach.

Prof. Thomaz received an NSF CAREER award in 2010 and an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2008. She was named to Popular Science magazine's Brilliant 10 List in 2012. In 2009, she was named to the MIT Tech Review Top Young Innovators Under 35.“

Links:

1. Dr. Thomaz’s UT webpage 
2. Google Scholar webpage
3. TED Talk
4. Dr. Thomaz’s book, Robot Learning From Human Teachers

Direct download: Andrea_Thomaz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

Show Notes - Wendy Ju, Ph.D.

Wendy Ju's Website

The Stanford University website describes Dr. Wendy Ju this way:

“Wendy Ju is Executive Director of Interaction Design Research at Stanford University's Center for Design Research. She is also Associate Professor in the Graduate Design Program at California College of the Arts. Wendy's research investigates novel human-machine interaction, particularly human-robot interaction and autonomous car interfaces. Since receiving her PhD from Stanford in 2008, Wendy has been innovating curriculum at the intersection of technology, design and the arts. At CDR, Wendy aims to increase awareness and appreciation for the role of Design Research and to make the Bay Area the epicenter for design intellectualism and discourse.”

 

Direct download: Wendy_Ju.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

Aimee van Wynsberghe, Ph.D. Show Notes

 

Direct download: Aimee_van_Wynsberghe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Ben Brown Show Notes

This week I speak with Ben Brown of Howdy.AI, a Slack chatbot digital assistant. 

Tom Guarriello, Ph.D.

Direct download: Ben_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

John Havens Autonomous Vehicle Podcast Show Notes: 

Direct download: John_Havens_102615.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

Jenny Blake is an author, educator, consultant and former Googler who has written and spoken extensively about work and careers in the new economic world. She is deeply interested in how robots and AI will impact the work world. 

Jenny Blake Podcast Show Notes

Jenny Blake on The Internet:

Articles referenced:

Direct download: Jenny_Blake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Steve Omohundro RoboPsych Podcast Show Notes

This episode include spoilers for AMC's Humans.

 

Direct download: Steve_Omohundro_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

 

Show Notes:

  1. Stephanie Tellex, Ph.D. - Homepage

  2. Giving robot trucks verbal commands - video

  3. DARPA Robotics Challenge

  4. Dean Kamen’s FIRST Program for kids

  5. Dr. Tellex training her cat - description and videos 

Direct download: Stefanie_Tellex_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

  1. Complete survey and results.
  2. Pictures: Robot 1 and Robot 2
Direct download: EU_Survey_Results.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

Alain Kornhauser Show Notes

Dr. Alain Kornhauser is Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He is Director of the Transportation Program at Princeton and a long-time observer and expert in the field of self-driving cars. 

  1. Morgantown, W.Va. Personal Rapid Transit System
  2. National Traffic Highway Safety Administration Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles - Includes descriptions of Level 0 through Level 4 automation
  3. La Rochelle, France - Automated vehicle demonstration project
Direct download: Kornhauser.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EDT