Angela is a practicing artist and designer researching the relationship between human communication through embodied senses. Her current focus is representing touch interaction through responsive environments for robotic cognition. She creates textiles, devices and systems that engage people's touch to improve communication, education, and artistic expression.
Before attending the Media Lab, Angela received an SB in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, helped design and develop haptic technology behind the award-winning phones at Motorola. She continues to design tactile experience prototypes for futuristic communication scenarios. She is an inventor on several tactile interface patents and has spoken at conferences in Europe and the United States about sensorial interaction. I am interested in building multimodal processing into robots. I am particularly interested in uniting traditional textile techniques with electronics to create novel human-robot interactions.