Dr Angelica Lim

SoftBank Robotics

Dr. Angelica Lim is a software engineering lead at the world’s largest humanoid robotics company, with over 20,000 humanoid robots currently deployed in homes, stores, and research labs in over 60 countries. She has been fascinated by robots ever since she watched Rosie the Robot on the Jetsons. She believes in bringing back the humanity to our technology, in a world increasingly taken over by screens. Today, as the head of Expressivity on SoftBank Robotics' Interaction Team, she is in charge of Pepper's built-in expression modules, e.g. automatic gesturing, life-like reactions, animations and sounds. She was one of the first app developers on the Pepper robot, and has developed software for autonomous robots for over a decade in Japan, Canada and France. An expert in signal processing and artificial intelligence, she specializes specifically in the realm of emotions. A native of Vancouver, BC, she holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in AI from Kyoto University in Japan, and a B.Sc. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.

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