Episode 84 - Dr. Julie Carpenter on Genderless Voice Interaction

Episode 84 - Dr. Julie Carpenter

This week, Tom and Carla are very pleased to have Dr. Julie Carpenter with us as our guest. Julie holds a Ph.D. In cognitive science from the University of Washington. Julie is the “Co-Host Emeritus” of the RoboPsych Podcast. After being part of the show for most of 2017, Julie moved to San Francisco to join Accenture in 2018 as a Research Scientist in human-robot/human-technology interaction. Recently, she has been part of the team that developed Q, a genderless voice-interactive platform that was awarded 7 Cannes Lion awards at the recent Cannes Festival.

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Episode 83 - Jill Fain Lehman, Ph.D. on Developing Language Interactions

Episode 83 - Jill Fain Lehman, Ph.D. on Developing Language Interactions 

Show Notes

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with Dr. Jill Fain Lehman about her work on language and machines at Carnegie-Mellon University and as a consultant at Disney. 

  • Jill's LinkedIn Page

  • Jill's work with Disney

  • Using technology for language-based interactions with children

  • Creating interactions that are fun for kids

  • We need a "theory of fun"

  • Creating systems for children on autism spectrum

  • Scott McCloud's facial representation abstraction spectrum

  • Scott McCloud's excellent book, Understanding Comics

  • Interacting with Alexa, Jibo and other "intelligent agents"

  • Mathblasters and other early "edutainment" systems

  • The "behavioral uncanny valley" of stereotypical activities

  • What makes an interaction a "conversation"?

  • Dr. Paul Pangaro RoboPsych Podcast interview

  • Apple's 1987 "Knowledge Navigator" interactive agent video

  • Jill's thoughts about near-term developments in human-machine interaction

  • Teaser for Jill's next RoboPsych Podcast appearance!

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Episode 82 - John C. Havens on Autonomous System/AI Ethics

Episode 82 - John C. Havens on Autonomous System/AI Ethics 

This week, Carla Diana is away, and Tom Guarriello speaks with John C. Havens about his work with the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Standards Association, a project to create standards for “measuring the impact of artificial intelligence or autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) on humans.” 

Show Notes

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Episode 81 - Dr. Paul Pangaro on Designing Interactions

Episode 81 - Dr. Paul Pangaro on Designing Interactions

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with Dr. Paul Pangaro, Professor of Practice at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University. Paul is a longtime friend and colleague who has been thinking and writing about cybernetics, AI, and robotics for many years. 

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Episode 80 - Bryan Boyer on Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact

Ep. 80 - Bryan Boyer on Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact 

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello speak with architect and public sector innovator Bryan Boyer about autonomous vehicles and their impact on cities and on us.

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Episode 79 - 4D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art

Ep. 79 - 4 D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art 

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello discuss Carla’s new 4D Design program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Episode 77 - Brian Roemmele: The Last Interface

Ep. 77 - Brian Roemmele: The Intelligence Amplifier and Wisdom Keeper

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello talk to voice-first expert Brian Roemmele about his forthcoming book, The Last Interface, and his thoughts on what he calls “the Intelligence Amplifier” and “Wisdom Keeper.” A lively, fascinating conversation. 

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Episode 76 - Carla Diana on Designing Interactive Objects

Ep 76 - Carla Diana on Designing Interactive Objects

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom discuss Carla’s recent presentation about designing social objects at Interaction 19. 

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Episode 75 - Robots in Arizona: Victims, Villains, and Heroes

Ep 75 - Robots in Arizona - Victims, Villains, and Heroes

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom discuss the implications of recent aggressive incidents against self-driving vehicles in Arizona. 

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Episode 74 - Dan Faggella on AI in Industry Today and Tomorrow

Ep. 74 - Dan Faggella on AI in Industry Today and Tomorrow

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom speak with Dan Faggella, CEO of Tech Emergence and host of the AI in Industry Podcast. We talk about the current applications of AI in companies, the military, and government, and about the future benefits, challenges, and concerns that AI raises. 

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Episode 73 - Don Coolidge, CEO of Elemental Path on Smart Toys

Ep 73 - Don Coolidge CEO of Elemental Path on Smart Toys

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom speak with Don Coolidge, CEO of Elemental Path, a company that makes smart toys for kids. We discuss the process for making smart toys, how Don’s company thinks about the challenges of producing things for kids, and the future of voice interactive devices.

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Episode 71 - Moxi: A Healthcare Robot From Diligent Robots

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom speak with Drs. Andrea Thomaz, Vivian Chu, and Agata Rozga, the Executive Team of Diligent Robotics. Diligent Robotics recently launched Moxi, a robot designed to remove many of the tasks that healthcare workers need to do that take them away from actual patient care. And, Carla was the Design Lead on the Moxi project. 

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Episode 70 - Dr. Dan Formosa On Designing With Gender In Mind

Ep. 70 - Dr. Dan Formosa on Designing with Gender in Mind

Show Notes

In this episode, Carla and Tom speak with our friend and colleague Dr. Dan Formosa about considering gender differences when designing products and services. We hope you enjoy the show and invite your thoughts and comments at tom@RoboPsych.com or on Twitter @RoboPsychCom.

Episode 69 - Turtle Rover Robot With Founder Szymon Dzwonczyk

Ep. 69 - Turtle Rover robot with founder Szymon Dzwonczyk

Show Notes

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello talk about the Turtle Rover robot, it’s origins and uses with company founder Szymon Dzwonczyk. Turtle Rover is an open source hardware platform that gives makers a platform for creating robots to suit their specific needs. 

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Episode 68 - Women in AI and Robotics

Ep. 68 - Women in AI and Robotics

Show Notes

This week, Carla Diana and Tom Guarriello talk about the opportunities for women in the AI/robotics field. Please send us your thoughts on this topic to tom@RoboPsych.com or contact us on Twitter @RoboPsychCom.

Episode 66 - Brian Roemmele On The "Voice First" Revolution

Ep. 66 - Brian Roemmele on the “voice first” revolution

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom speak with voice interaction pioneer Brian Roemmele about the implications of interacting with intelligent objects with our voices. 

Episode 65 - Robots and Deception with Dr. Julie Carpenter

Ep. 65 - Robots and Deception with Dr. Julie Carpenter

Show Notes

This week, Carla and Tom talk about former RoboPsych Podcast co-host Dr. Julie Carpenter about how AI and robots can deceive people, and how designers can prevent deception.