Project Blossom
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Blossom is a low-cost social companion for kids on the autism spectrum. Its aim is also to provide developers with a platform they can use to create smart social companions. It is built using TensorFlow, Google's open-source machine learning framework. The research focuses on how smart companions can help children with social learning by showing empathetic responses while watching videos together.
Miguel de Andres, Guy Hoffman
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Miguel de Andres is head of creative technology at Google APAC. He holds a PhD in Art and Computational Technology from Goldsmiths University of London and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Guy Hoffman is Assistant Professor and at Cornell University, where he heads the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship (HRC2) group. Hoffman holds a PhD from MIT in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI), and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. He also studied animation at Parsons School of Design in New York.