New England Chapter Event

You are cordially invited to participate in the AVIOS-New EnglandChapter meeting!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hosted by Pino Di Fabbrizio at Rakuten

2 South Station, Boston MA 

6:30 – 7:00 PM: Reception & Light Dinner

7:00 – 8:30 PM: Presentation

 

Jibo: Getting Social Robotics Right

Speaker:  Peter B. Krogh

 

In early 2014, Jibo Inc. was spun out of Cynthia Breazeal’s social robotics group at MIT. The “social robotics” market is still so nascent it’s fair to say it doesn’t really exist yet. The vision of bringing home a little robot buddy who gets to know you, help you, and possibly love you, is incredibly compelling for many people but the obstacles to getting it right are enormous. Problems to consider and solve include far-field speech recognition on a moving device, how to craft a character that includes memory, humor, and emotional states, how to launch skills without burdening the user with too many rules, and how to load and transition from one dialogue state to another. While not all of our solutions will be presented, we’ll cover most of the challenges required to bring a social robot to market. 

 

Speaker Bio:  From an academic and professional background in theatre, Peter moved to the tech world in the mid-90s, discovered dialogue systems in 1999, and hasn’t looked back since. He’s designed and built nearly a hundred production IVR and mobile apps that have all used the latest conversational technologies. For the last two years, he’s been dedicated to bringing social robotics to the household through “Jibo,” a consumer product that will hit the world in early 2017.

 

Admission is FREE, but an RSVP to Marie Meteer is requested to reserve your seat.