In the future, it’s not the building itself that will need to be smart. People will need help understanding how to live and work within the multitude of sensors and controllers in their IOT homes and offices. Social robots will be the hub that helps people control, synthesize, and interpret the needs of the building—and of the human beings who live their lives there.
Blade Kotelly is obsessed with consumer experience and design. In the past 20 years he’s conceived, designed and implemented solutions for the Fortune 500 in a variety of technologies including: pagers, speech-recognition systems, search and information access software, security software, and video web and mobile technologies. Blade is on the faculty of MIT and has taught courses on design-thinking to both undergraduates and industry leaders.
Blade wrote the book on speech-recognition interface design (Addison Wesley, 2003), The Art and Business of Speech Recognition: Creating the Noble Voice, and holds a B.S. in Human-Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a S.M in Engineering and Management from MIT.