2017-06-10 00:00:00 2017-06-11 00:00:00 America/Toronto FutureWorld FutureWorld will feature presentations and demos on the future of robotics and AI from creators, researchers, industrialists, and visionaries, with a focus on human-robot interaction, real-world impacts, challenges, and opportunities. Toronto FITC Toronto



It ain’t sci-fi anymore! In Japan, humanoid robots welcome customers into stores, tell jokes, and help the elderly exercise their bodies and minds. In this talk, Angelica will explain the ways real robots are interacting with people today, to help make technology natural and accessible.

How do psychology, video games, and animated films inform us to build human-like interactions with robots? What are some pitfalls to avoid? What are some design principles and guidelines we’ve discovered, and how can you use emotion to build better interactions? She’ll take a look at the latest research and case studies to answer these questions.


To inform about designing and developing social robots, including challenges and best practices for HRI.

Target Audience

Developers, designers, tech entrepreneurs, and researchers

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What humanoid robots are doing today outside of research labs
  2. How to use emotion to build better robot behaviours
  3. Principles from animation and human-robot interaction research
  4. How a robot should speak
  5. Common pitfalls when designing robots