Cynthia Breazeal
Director, Personal Robotics Group at MIT Media Lab

Can Children Teach Themselves to Read?

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Cynthia Breazeal showcases "an idea in its formation," that is, providing children in remote areas with tablets and learning apps that could enable them to teach themselves how to read.

Cynthia Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is a pioneer of social robotics and Human Robot Interaction. She has authored the book “Designing Sociable Robots”, has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences on the topics of autonomous robotics, artificial intelligence, human robot interaction, and robot learning. She serves on several editorial boards in the areas of autonomous robots, affective computing, entertainment technology and multi-agent systems. She is also a member of the advisory board for the Science Channel and an Overseer at the Museum of Science, Boston.

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