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Panel: Explainability/Predictability Robotics (Q&A 4)
Katherine Driggs-Campbell · Been Kim · Leila Takayama

Fri Dec 09 06:00 PM -- 06:45 PM (PST) @

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Katherine Driggs-Campbell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Been Kim (Google Brain)
Leila Takayama (Hoku Labs)
Leila Takayama

I am a human-robot interaction (HRI) specialist, who cares deeply about taking a more human-centered approach to the design of robotic systems. With a background in cognitive science, psychology, and human-computer interaction, I examine human encounters with increasingly autonomous technologies. I received B.A.s in cognitive science and psychology from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in communication from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in communication from Stanford University. I was also a tenured Associate Professor at UC Santa Cruz until 2022 when I left to pursue my Hoku Labs work. Beyond my academic work, I have led user-experience research for Project Wing and other robotics projects at Google X. At Willow Garage, I led and managed a team that worked on the design of PR2 (a mobile manipulation research robot), the Beam telepresence robots, and ROS (the open-source robot operating system). I have served as a World Economic Forum Global Futures Council Member and Young Global Leader. In 2015, I was presented the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Early Career Award. In 2012, I was named a TR35 winner and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. I have served on advisory boards for Suitable Technologies (acquired by Blue Ocean Robotics), Cobalt Robotics, and Companion. CV: http://www.leilatakayama.org/downloads/LeilaTakayamaCV.pdf

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