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NSF Avatar & Robotics Signing Creatures Workshop Knowledge Explosion

Come see more than 40 avatar, robotics, and visual language scientists present cutting-edge research in educational technology, sign linguistics, robotics, and avatar development!

Gallaudet University and National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Science of Learning Center, VL2, and the Petitto BL2 neuroimaging lab are hosting the NSF Avatar & Robotics Signing Creatures Workshop, bringing USA and Europe's top scientists in visual language, avatar, and robotics to Gallaudet, to discuss research priorities and brainstorm innovative language learning products for young children.

The workshop's morning "Knowledge Explosion," will be open to the Gallaudet community on Friday, November 15, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Foster Auditorium. Our experts come from all over including USC, Yale, Rutgers, University of Massachusetts, Georgia Tech, University of Hamburg, Stockholm University, PBS KIDS, and Disney Interactive. For a full list of presenters, please visit http://signingcreatures.weebly.com.

This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation (IIS-1343948) and is hosted by the NSF Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) and the Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory (BL2) for neuroimaging; Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, Workshop Chair, Dr. David Traum (University of Southern California), Workshop Co-Chair, and Adam Stone, Workshop Manager.

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