#285: On Storytelling Robots for Children, with Hae Won Park

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In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Hae Won Park, a Research Scientist in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, about storytelling robots for children. Dr. Park elaborates on enabling robots to understand how children are learning, and how they can help children with literacy skills and encourage exploration.

Hae Won Park

Dr. Hae Won Park is a Research Scientist in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. She is leading the group’s project to enable long-term personalization of artificially intelligent systems, specifically in areas such as early childhood education, healthcare, eldercare, family interaction, and emotional wellness. Prior to her work at the Media Lab, Dr. Park received her PhD in the Human-Automation Systems (HumAnS) Laboratory at Georgia Tech, where she was advised by Professor Ayanna Howard. Dr. Park is also a co-founder of Zyrobotics, a company that uses technology to assist in childhood education.

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