I am currently a Research Scientist at Disney Research in Los Angeles. I research and develop AI and embodied character interactions.
Before moving to LA, I was a Post Doctoral Associate at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, USA. I worked on language-based character interaction as part of Jill Lehman's group.
In early 2017, I completed my PhD in Human-Robot Interaction at Plymouth University, U.K. supervised by Professor Tony Belpaeme, Dr Paul Baxter and Professor Angelo Cangelosi. My PhD work focussed on tutoring children using a social robot.
Disney Research Los Angeles
email: james.r.kennedy [at] disney.com