Ma Vie Avec Un Robot (2016)
What is it like to live with a robot at home for 6 months? I had the pleasure to run this exciting experiment on myself and my husband. In this 84-minute documentary, filled with warmth, humanity and science (!!!), viewers get a sneak peek at the coming era of home robots and their impact. Hosted by yours truly in French, the film was shown on Planete+ (the documentary channel of Canal+, ~5 million subscribers in France) and Planete+ Canada. Recommended by LeMonde. Watch the trailer.
The Human Side of AI - Canada2020 (2017)
In this 20-minute talk in Ottawa, I talk about the human element in AI and robotics.
L’Ere des Robots Bienveillants (2016)
Why humanoid robots? In this talk (in French), I describe how robots pull our digital world back into reality and humanity.
Robots, Empathy and Emotions - TEDx Kuala Lumpur (2014)
In August 2014, I flew to Malaysia to give my first talk as Dr. Lim, in front of a crowd of 3000! The topic this time was Robots and Emotions, based on my work in this paper. After the talk, I was particularly happy to hear from many young women inspired to continue in science. Thank you, TEDxKL!
On Designing User-Friendly Robots - TEDxKyoto (2012)
Speaking at TEDxKyoto 2012 was an amazing experience. I was invited to speak on the topic of Designing User-Friendly Robots. My main point was that building trust is important to bring robots into our daily lives. One of the ways we can build that trust is by making robots more emotionally intelligent.
How to Build a Robot Brain (2015)
What goes into building a robot’s software? I gave an hour-long lecture at Carleton University on the topic of How To Build a Robot Brain: From Artificial Intelligence to Emotional Intelligence. Enjoy!
Emotional Machine Learning (2015)
My work at Aldebaran. This lecture took place as part of the Summer School on Computational Social And Behavioral Science.
Emotion and Creativity in Artificial Intelligence (2016)
In this 45-min talk (in French), I debunk some myths regarding AI, discuss what we consider creativity, and whether robots could have it.
I Speak Robot Panel, SXSW (2017)
How important is it that we design robots to communicate emotions and intentions like humans? With home robots and autonomous vehicles as examples, we discuss designing robot communication and how much we borrow from human qualities such as gender, voice, sounds, gestures and eye contact. Audio Recording
In the Media
Thanks to all the journalists who have chronicled my work over the past few years!
- Science Goes to the Movies: Blade Runner 2049, Science Friday (PRI Radio) (Oct. 20, 2017)
- How close are we to creating AI like in the movies, Syfy Wire (Oct. 12, 2017)
- 20+ Leading Women in AI, Forbes (May 18, 2017)
- Why Robotics Needs Emotional Intelligence, BNN (June 16, 2017)
- Building the Emotional Machine, Footnote (Mar. 17, 2016)
- Gamers and geeks: Jenny Brusk and Angelica Lim, BBC World Service (Sept. 20, 2015)
- MEXT Scholarship Profile - How To Study Robotics in Japan
- Meet Aldebaran Staff: The Emotion Team
- What if Robots Have Feelings?, VulcanPost (July 16, 2014).
- Artificial Emotions, Nautilus Magazine by Neil Savage
- Robot revolution – Significant otherness in Japan. Daily Yomiuri, p.14, (Aug. 7, 2010), I play the role of “human” in a shot with Geminoid-F and my robot, Naoki.
- Robo-theremin player jams with humans, New Scientist TV - Born to be Viral (July 15, 2011)
- BS Japan “A Prince Shotoku-like robot that listens to multiple voices at the same time!” (February 4, 2011), Played the flute with the opera-singing thereminist robot on Japanese TV!
- Mensch 2.0 Der musikalische Kellner – Ein Roberter, der alles hoert (January, 2011), Interview for Swiss-German documentary on latest robotics technology
- GoRobotics, An interview on my background and perspective on robotics
- Dot Diva, My profile alongside other cool gals in computer science!
- Anita Borg Institute, An article about our autonomous underwater vehicle’s (AUV) competition experience.
- SFU Computing Science, On a Technical Achievement award for our Search and Rescue robot (Richard Tapia Robotics Competition).