Seminar Series

The emotional task of building emotional robots: Interactions between affective computing and psychology

Developing sentient, emotional, and social robots is a massive undertaking that involves not only major engineering challenges, but requires more knowledge about minds and human behavior than the behavioral sciences have so far been able to collect. Systems that appear sentient and emotional are somewhat easier to implement, but even here there is much to do. My talk will focus on challenges and opportunities for psychologists getting involved in social robotics.