Kate Darling

Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab where she investigates social robotics. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and lifelike 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. Kate’s work has also explored economic issues in intellectual property systems and she’s an IP policy advisor at the Media Lab. She has a sciences doctorate in Intellectual Property and Law & Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), is an affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and tweets about eating Cheerios as @grok_

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August 23, 2017