Andrea Thomaz

CEO and Co-Founder, Diligent Robotics

Andrea Thomaz is a social robotics expert and the CEO of Diligent Robotics. Her accolades include being recognized by National Academy of Science as a Kavli Fellow, the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Tech, Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 list with her robot Curi appearing on the cover and MIT Tech Review’s Next Gen of 35 Innovators U 35. Andrea’s passion for social robotics started at MIT Media Lab where she utilized AI to develop machines that address existing human needs. She co-founded Diligent Robotics to bring her vision of machines helping humans mainstream with socially intelligent robots that collaborate with humans by doing their routine tasks so they have more time for human experiences. Andrea earned her PhD from MIT, BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT Austin and was a Robotics Professor at Georgia Tech and UT Austin.


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