Welcome to the Silicon Valley Robotics Influencer Salon at IDEO. This topic looks at human robot interaction for behavior modification, with special guests from Catalia Health, CleverPet, Blabdroids, and Eyeris.
Dr. Cory Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, creators of Mabu, personal healthcare companion. His previous startup, Intuitive Automata, launched a weightloss coach robot. Cory has a PhD in human-robot interaction from MIT Media Lab.
Dan Knudsen and Leo Trottier are the founders of Cleverpet, creating animal engagement through smart toy interactions. They both have PhDs in neuroscience and cognitive science from UCSD. Cleverpet is also one of the first startups to graduate from the Qualcomm Techstars Robotics Accelerator.
Plus meet Blabdroids and some other social and emotional technologies. (Looks like Pepper is going to be on the catwalk in New York instead but promised to attend our next event.) Alex Reben is the creator of Blabdroids, world's first documentary film making robots, and Modar JR Alouis is the founder of Eyeris technologies, providing emotion detection software for robotics and other embedded systems.
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