RoboPsych Podcast

Josué Cardona Show Notes - Episode 25

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Jenny Blake Show Notes - September 7, 2016

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Tim Hornyak Show Notes

A conversation with author Tim Hornyak about the impact of Japanese culture on that nation's approach and relationships with robots. 

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My guest this week is Kevin Kelly, author and Internet pioneer. We discuss his latest book, The Inevitable, and the implications of Artificial Intelligence.

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Brian David Johnson Show Notes

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Rana El-Kaliouby, Ph.D. Show Notes


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World renowned artist and thinker Tim Holmes join Tom for a lively discussion of artificial intelligence, robots and the "erotic crisis."

Tim Holmes Show Notes

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


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.“


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

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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.”


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Aimee van Wynsberghe, Ph.D. Show Notes


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