Cynthia Breazeal2018-03-26T08:14:07+00:00

Cynthia Breazeal

Social Robotics Engineer

“I would much rather build something and interact with it than philosophize about it.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Laboratory
  • Recognized as the pioneer of social robotics
  • Worked as a consultant on Steven Spielberg’s movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
  • Credits the iconic, fictional droids from Star Wars to sparking her fascination for robots

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Social Robotics Engineering in your future? STEM Gem Cynthia Breazeal imagines a world where robots develop social intelligence by interacting with humans and evolve into thinking, feeling companions – similar to the R2-D2 and C3-PO robot characters of Star Wars. Read her story and digest. Consider watching one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.