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Hoffman heads the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship(HRC2) group, studying the algorithms, interaction schema,and designs enabling close interactions between people and personal robots in the workplace and at home.His research focus includesanticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal communication in HRI, entertainment, theater, and musical performance robotics, and non-humanoid robot design.

His research papers won several top academic awards, including Best Paper awards at HRI and robotics conferences in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2015.

In both 2010 and 2012, he was selected as one of Israel’s most promising researchers under forty.His TEDx talk is one of the most viewed onlinetalks on robotics, and was viewed more than 2.8 million times.

Heheads the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship(HRC2) group, studying the algorithms, interaction schema,and designs enabling close interactions between people and personal robots in the workplace and at home.

His research papers won several top academic awards, including Best Paper awards at HRI and robotics conferences in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2015.

Cornell Engineering

Hoffman studies computational, design, and social aspects of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), focusing on human-robot collaboration and companionship.

His research interests include embodied cognition for social robots, anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal behavior in HRI, robotics for the performing arts, and non-anthropomorphic robot design.

Guy Hoffman

His research interests include human-robot collaboration and companionship, embodied cognition for social robots, anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal behavior in HRI, robotics for the performing arts, and non-anthropomorphic robot design.

Hoffman's research papers won several top academic awards, including Best Paper awards at HRI and robotics conferences in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2015.

Less than perfect robots | Guy Hoffman | TEDxJaffa

Guy Hoffman describes how animation, acting lessons, and jazz led to a new approach to artificial intelligence for robots that "think with their bodies", plan less, improvise more, and take...

Robots with "soul" | Guy Hoffman

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots -- including two musical...

New bionics let us run, climb and dance | Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of...

Robots that fly ... and cooperate | Vijay Kumar

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for construction, surveying..

Teaching robots | David Hanson | TEDxHongKongED

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Creating Robots to cultivate creativity is the though provoking talk by David Hanson about the work...

Interactions Between Humans and Robots | Frauke Zeller | TEDxRyersonU

Frauke Zeller talk looks to build on her experiences building hitchBOT and it's journey hitchhiking across Canada. Her talk summarizes the conceptualization of her innovation along with the...

Professor Gil Weinberg: "Robotic Musicianship at Georgia Tech" | Talks at Google

The Robotic Musicianship Group at Georgia Tech aims to facilitate meaningful musical interactions between humans and machines, leading to novel musical experiences and outcomes. In our research...

Human-Robot Jazz Improvisation (Full Performance)

The stage debut of Shimon, the robotic marimba player. Also, the world first human-robot rendition of Duke Jordan's "Jordu", for human piano and robot marimba. Annotated highlights:

A robot that runs and swims like a salamander | Auke Ijspeert

Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process...

Germany: Robot ape ready to explore the stars

German scientists from the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (DFKI) put their latest creation through its paces on the show floor at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover on Monday. The...