SIM:The Social Robot  |  Product design

Designing for Affective Human-Robot Interaction.

Project Overview

SIM is a functional prototype of a socially intelligent robot designed to build and sustain long-term, meaningful relationships between humans and robots.


How might we design natural and intuitive interactions between humans and robots?


UW HCDE Graduate Award for Excellence in Innovation

UW HCDE Capstone 2017 Award "Excellence in Technology"

UW 2017 Maker Summit "Gizmos - Graduate" Category Winners, Press Release

ICSR Amsterdam 2017: 19th International Conference for Social Robotics - Abstract publication and poster presentation



Project Video


Process Book

The SIM Team

Bringing human-centered design to social robotics