University of Santa Cruz

Leila Takayama


Leila Takayama, Associate Professor at the University of California, is on the forefront of making human-robot interaction more natural, easy and effortless. She uses her experience as a senior google researcher as well as a psychology professor to assess what humans want from robots and why they like or dislike certain traits. Takayama is a researcher, entrepreneur and innovator and her research has the potential to redefine how we interact with robots and what our future co-existence with them could look like.