Stripes the Robot is part of cutting edge social robotics research that is focused on imparting the human gift of storytelling to a robot. While she is currently still gaining new capabilities she is capable of basic dialogue and loves telling jokes and playing simple games with the new friends she meets.
I am a graduate student in computer science working on social robotics at the Florida Institute of Technology. After obtaining my bachelors degree in molecular biology I gained an interest in robotics. I’ve learned most of what I know from online tutorials and other help from the maker community. My current robotics projects is focused on leveraging the power of narrative in robotics to help youth and young adults struggling with issues of identity with no one in their community to help.