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TR35 - Leila Takayama

Willow Garage
Research Scientist

Leila Takayama is a research scientist and manager for human-robot interaction at Willow Garage, a robotics R&D company. With a background in cognitive science, psychology, and human-computer interaction, she studies how human beings perceive, understand, feel about, and interact with robots.

Dr. Takayama completed her PhD at Stanford University in 2008. She currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s global agenda council on robotics and smart devices. She seeks ways to make personal robots useful in our everyday lives by harnessing people’s natural responses to robots and collaborating with animators, designers, and roboticists. http://www.leilatakayama.org