Dr. Angelica Lim
Robotics & Research Scientist
Angelica Lim is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics, with a B.Sc. in Computing Science (specializing in Artificial Intelligence) from Simon Fraser University in Canada. During her Ph.D. in Kyoto University, Japan, she built a new breed of robot emotion system, based on the knowledge of human infant development.
She has won several awards and appeared in the media for her work, including signal processing and entertainment robotics. Her goal is to develop human-inspired models of emotions and intelligence in robots, to help people to better understand robots and how they can greatly assist humans. She was the first employee at Aldebaran Japan working on the new humanoid robot, Pepper. She is presently a software engineer at Aldebaran Robotics, and a part of the Okuno Speech Media Processing Lab in the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Kyoto University. She also writes for robotics online magazine IEEE Spectrum Automaton.