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BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel


Tel Aviv University, MS 2000
Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), PhD 2007
Media Arts and Sciences

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Guy Hoffman

Guy Hoffman is co-founder and Chief Designer of Tovbot, which develops social and expressive personal robots. He is a world leading expert in human-robot interaction and collaboration, as well as an award-winning designer of robotic companions and expressive motion control.

Hoffman also serves as Assistant Professor at IDC Herzliya in Israel, and is co-director of the school’s Media Innovation Lab. Prior, Hoffman was a research fellow at MIT and Georgia Tech, and a long-time technology columnist for Haaretz.

His robot AUR won the IEEE International Robot Design Competition; he was animation and software lead on the World Expo Digital Water Pavilion, one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year”; he was selected as one of five “scientists under 40 to watch” by TheMarker magazine; his graphic design was commissioned by the the New York Times Week in Review; and his research and design work has been awarded numerous awards, as well as covered in the international press, including CNN, The New York Times, S├╝ddeutsche Zeitung, Science, BBC, Haaretz, the New Scientist, and Comedy Central.

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