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Social robots, intelligent devices and their UX challenges

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  • BLADE KOTELLY, VP of Design at Jibo, Inc. & TODD REILY, Robot Experience Architect at Jibo, Inc.
  • Tuesday, Sept 13, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA  02451, United States

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Social robots and other intelligent devices promise an incredible future. Yet, the path to that future is likely to be littered with unwanted products, frustrating experiences, and wasted resources. How do we ensure that the future is the one that we want to create, with useful products and services with enjoyable and intuitive experiences? This talk will cover experiences in designing social robots and wearable devices through first-hand experiences in the ups and downs in creating an intuitive user experience for an unfamiliar device.


BLADE KOTELLY, VP of Design at Jibo, Inc.

Blade Kotelly is obsessed with consumer experience and design. In the past 20 years he’s conceived, designed and implemented solutions for the Fortune 500 in a variety of technologies including: social robotics, speech-recognition systems, search and information access software, security software, and video web and mobile technologies. Blade is on the faculty of MIT as a Sr. Lecturer, teaching courses on design-thinking to both undergraduates and industry leaders. Blade wrote the book on speech-recognition interface design (Addison Wesley, 2003), The Art and Business of Speech Recognition: Creating the Noble Voice, and holds a B.S. in Human-Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a S.M in Engineering and Management from MIT, and is currently consulting to help companies create astounding user-experiences.

TODD REILY, Robot Experience Architect at Jibo, Inc.

Todd Reily has spent his career on the absolute cutting edge of Human-Machine Interaction. He currently designs the core user experience and leads user research at Jibo, creators of the first social robot for the home. He designed Skylight, the leading enterprise software for wearable devices created at APX Labs, which is now in use at Boeing. He also was the Lead Designer for Nuviz – the first heads-up display for motorcycle helmets. He has consulted on design for Tesla, Procter & Gamble, Fidelity, Ernst & Young, the US Air Force, and the US Army. Todd holds a BS in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University and an MS in System Design & Management from MIT.

Evening Schedule

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
  • 8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!


Constant Contact is hosting us.


Clearpoint is providing food.


Vitamin T is sponsoring dessert.

Getting there

Constant Contact is conveniently located off 128 in Waltham 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02451, United States.