Episode 29: Angelica Lim, PhD, A.I. Roboticist

June 05, 2018

Come along with Dr. Angelica Lim and Best of the WWEST host Danniele on a windy journey through Angelica's discovery of computing science and her passion for robots! Angelica talks about her studies taking her all over the globe and how she settled in at Simon Fraser University. You'll also find out how robots can connect people in a "human-like and grounded way."

Guest: Angelica Lim, PhD (Website)

Dr. Angelica Lim is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, who has studied and worked in robotics for over 10 years in Canada, France and Japan.

Before that, she spent 4 years as a Software Engineering Manager at SoftBank Robotics in Paris, where she led the emotion recognition team for Pepper the humanoid robot.

She has been featured on the BBC, given talks at SXSW and TEDx, hosted a TV documentary on robotics, and was recently featured in Forbes 20 Leading Women in AI.

She is a native of Vancouver, with a B.Sc. in Computing Science from SFU and a Ph.D. and Masters from Kyoto University, Japan.

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Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford