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Guy Hoffman

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Human-robot interaction

Biography

Guy Hoffman is Assistant Professor and the Mills Family Faculty Fellow  
in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell 
University. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor at IDC Herzliya and 
co-director of the IDC Media Innovation Lab. Hoffman holds a Ph.D from 
MIT in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI), and an M.Sc. in 
Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. He also studied animation at 
Parsons School of Design in NYC.

Hoffman heads the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship HRC² group studying the algorithms, interaction schema, and designs enabling close interactions between people and personal robots in the workplace and at home. His research interests include human-robot collaboration and companionship, embodied cognition for social robots, anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal behavior in HRI, robotics for the performing arts, and non-anthropomorphic robot design. Hoffman's research papers won several top academic awards, including Best Paper awards at HRI and robotics conferences in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2015. In both 2010 and 2012, he was selected as one of Israel’s most promising researchers under forty.

To learn more about Hoffman's research, visit here.