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Marek Michalowski, Ph.D.

Marek Michalowski, Ph.D. Biography:

Marek Michalowski, Ph.D., earned his B.A. and M.S. in computer science and psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, with a thesis entitled, Rhythmic Human-Robot Social Interaction. He has conducted psychological research into autism, nonverbal interaction, and social development using Keepon Pro, a teleoperable social robot. He cofounded BeatBots with Dr. Hideki Kozima, the designer of Keepon, to commercialize their robots in order to support further research and development of therapeutic tools. He oversaw the development of the My Keepon toy, launched in Toys ‘R’ Us in 2011, and designed the Zingy character featured in UK-based EDF Energy’s “Feel Better Energy” advertising campaign. He has appeared on the Today Show to discuss the use of robots in autism therapy. He has won numerous National Science Foundation grants, the Smiley Award, a Popular Science Best of Toy Fair Award, and a Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Award.


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  • Technology Tools for Students with Autism

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-262-9

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