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Alexis Block

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Inventing Her Way to Success with Alexis Block

Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®

Alexis Block is a PhD Researcher and the creator of , human-sized hugging robots. Listen in as Alexis tells us about her groundbreaking research in Human-Robot Interaction focusing on how humans and robots can interact in emotionally supportive ways. Alexis co-founded the , a networking group supporting women in the STEM fields. #GlenEagle #WomensWealth #TheMiddleWay #AlexisBlock #HuggieBot #STEM #Women #Inventor Join us every other week on Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®, a radio show aimed at helping women navigate questions about work, money, and family. You can find us on your favorite podcast app, including , , , . For podcast updates straight to your inbox, visit . See you in two weeks!   Helpful Links:  Alexis Block: Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems: MPI Athena Group:   Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®:  Glen Eagle:

11mins

21 Jul 2021

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Inventing Her Way to Success with Alexis Block

Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®

Alexis Block is a PhD Researcher and the creator of HuggieBot, human-sized hugging robots. Listen in as Alexis tells us about her groundbreaking research in Human-Robot Interaction focusing on how humans and robots can interact in emotionally supportive ways. Alexis co-founded the MPI Athena Group, a networking group supporting women in the STEM fields. #GlenEagle #WomensWealth #TheMiddleWay #AlexisBlock #HuggieBot #STEM #Women #Inventor Join us every other week on Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®, a radio show aimed at helping women navigate questions about work, money, and family. You can find us on your favorite podcast app, including Libsyn, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts. For podcast updates straight to your inbox, visit https://bit.ly/33WGlZA. See you in two weeks! Helpful Links:  Alexis Block: LinkedIn Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems: Link MPI Athena Group: Link Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®:  Link Glen Eagle: Link

11mins

21 Jul 2021

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Making a Robot that Hugs with Alexis Block

Trending In Education

Alexis Block is a PhD Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. She’s also the creator of HuggieBot and now HuggieBot 2.0 which have allowed her to do groundbreaking research in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).Alexis joins Mike Palmer on this episode to talk through her recent paper on The Six Commandments of Robot Hugging. We explore what got Alexis to this point in her research and what she’s learned about human behavior through her research. We touch on the impact of the pandemic on her research and examine what’s next on the horizon as she studies how humans and robots interact in highly personal and emotionally supportive ways.It’s a futuristic and insightful conversation that you won’t want to miss.If you’re enjoying what your hearing subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and visit us at TrendinginEducation.com.

27mins

7 Apr 2021

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90: Mechanical/Robotics/Computer Science – Nothing Cooler than Being a Woman in STEM – Alexis Block

STEM on FIRE

Alexis Block earned a Bachelor’s Degree BS in Mechanical and a Masters in Robotics from the university of Pennsylvania and her final degree will be a PHD in Computer Science. Her research: “HuggieBot” [0:50] Her undergrad is in mechanical, but her PHD is in Computer Science, how is that possible? – Her first programming class was during her sophomore year in college, and her masters in Robotics blended mechanical, electrical, and computer science. [2:10] Goes into the interactions of robots with humans and how people react to the robot. [4:00] Alexis talks about some of the experiments she ran – people prefer to be squeezed somewhat tightly by a robot and what she plans to do after her research. [8:20] She takes us through her journey of college and how she found a great advisor [9:40] What does a typical day look like for Alexis – in her research, every day is different [10:55] What has Alexis really fired up today? the ability to use robotics for social good. [11:30] Ah-ha moment – in high school they had to do a science project and made it all the way to nationals – that is what really was needed to invalidate what everyone was saying about how it is so nerdy to be in STEM as a female. [13:20] Getting through college – take risks and follow your interests. There is no shame in asking for help. [16:20] Best advice – don’t let anybody tell you can’t. A habit is to take breaks to refresh and clear your head. And a book she recommends is “Getting More” Stuart Diamond [17:50] Parting guidance – asking for help does not make you weak, it shows how courageous and driven you are. Free Audio Book from Audible. You can get a free book from Audible at www.stemonfirebook.com and can cancel within 30 days and keep the book of your choice with no cost.

18mins

2 Jun 2019

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TAN - Ep83: Post-Production Supervisor, Alexis Block

The Animation Network

This week The Animation Network is excited to have Alexis Block back in the booth with us to discuss her time and promotion since we last heard from her way back in Season 1 of this podcast!

30mins

25 Sep 2017