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USC Interaction Lab

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Our education collaborators are working on programs to implement the app in STEM classrooms and clubs for kids and teens nationally and around the world to learn about how engineering shapes our every day lives. Kids and teens in these programs will be invited to connect with engineers through the app so they can meet and interact with professionals in their fields of interest. Please contact us to learn more about the program and how you can participate.

About Us

The Interaction Lab focuses on developing computational principles and techniques to enable socially assistive human-robot interaction. The goal of Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR) is to improve user health and wellness, communication, learning, and autonomy. Professor Maja Matarić and her students conduct research in an interdisciplinary arena that uses computer science and engineering, as well as human studies evaluation, to assist in mitigating critical societal problems that require sustained personalized support to supplement the efforts of parents, caregivers, clinicians, and educators.

The Interaction Lab is part of the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC), the USC Robotics Labs, and the USC Computer Science Department.

Headquarters Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

Services Provided

Computer Science and Robotics Research in:
- Activity Modeling and Understanding
- Embodied Communication and Interaction
- Influencing Social Dynamics
- Long-Term Adaptation

Our Commitments

We give back to our community

Robotics is a great way to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Studies show that it is highly effective in developing team-work and self-confidence.

The website is designed to help K-12 and other educators in developing or improving courses that use robotics as a tool for teaching STEM topics or as a topic in itself.

The materials on the site include down-loadable lesson plans and links to other useful resources, such as teacher training workshops, public robotic contests, and other educational robotics web sites.


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