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Lauren Stern

Senior Manager, Research & Insights
Wakefield, MA
Now leading the product insights team at iRobot, Lauren is a design researcher focused on creating the most human-centered robots possible. Over the last ten years her work has explored how perception and social cognition shape our experiences with automated systems in diverse contexts from military zones to living rooms.  At iRobot she has launched advanced robot capabilities, including the first user-customizable home maps on Roomba i7, human-in-the-loop object recognition on Roomba j7, and multi-task collaboration across Roomba and Braava.