Disney Research

James Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Plymouth University, U.K. in 2017 for his work using social robots to tutor children. During his Ph.D., he worked as a Research Assistant on the EU-funded DREAM (Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders) project and collaborated with the ALIZ-E (Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Social Interaction), and L2TOR (Second Language Tutoring using Social Robots) projects. His research interests lie in Human-Robot Interaction and Socially Intelligent Agents.