Graduate Student, MIT Media Lab, Personal Robots Group
Safinah is a PhD research assistant in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Safinah Ali’s work focuses on leveraging child-robot interaction to enhance early childhood literacy as well as developing children’s learning mindsets such as creativity, growth mindset and curiosity. Her recent work involves designing game interactions that afford children and embodied robots co-create art. Her previous work has revolved around educational game design, assistive technology and human-computer interaction.