Cory D. Kidd

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Cory Kidd recently completed his Ph.D. in the area of Human-Robot Interaction in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. His work combines ideas from human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, psychology, and social psychology to create sociable robot systems that can help users in a variety of situations. His Ph.D. thesis concerned the creation of a Autom, a robotic weight loss coach that has been developed and deployed to study long-term human-robot interaction.

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What's new

I defended my Ph.D. thesis on Monday, December 3rd at the Media Lab. If you would like to see the thesis, send me an e-mail.

The web site for our new company, Intuitive Automata Inc., is now live. Intuitive Automata will make a commercial version of the weight loss robot described on the research page.

Photo © Sam Ogden 2007