• Leading robotics expert known for her groundbreaking research in the field of robotics ethics
• Recognized as one of the “biggest names in science” by NBC News and one of the “25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About” by Robohub
• Shares incredible insights on human-robot interaction, robot ethics, and the ways robots will impact society in the near-term future
A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Dr. Darling’s work has been featured in international media, and she has authored multiple academic publications and contributed to industry publications from Vogue to Die Zeit to the BBC, and in 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner Award in Intellectual Property.