Dr. Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab. Her interest is in how technology intersects with society.
Kate explores the emotional connection between people and lifelike machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction in robotics and AI. 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. Her past work has explored the economics of intellectual property systems.
She runs experiments, holds workshops, writes, and speaks about some of the more interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction, and where we might find ourselves in the future.