Leila Takayama

Consultant, Professor, and Researcher in California

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I am a senior researcher at Google[x], a Google lab that aims for moonshots in technology and science. In the World Economic Forum, I also serve as a Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council Member for the area of robotics and AI (since 2010). Prior to joining Google, I was a research scientist and area manager for human-robot interaction at Willow Garage.

My work lies in the intersections of ubiquitous computing and embodied cognition. I study how people interact with new technologies and how their experiences with those technologies influence the ways that they experience the world. I've had the honor of being named a TR35 winner (Technology Review’s top 35 innovators under 35) and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company.

To read more about my work, come visit my personal web site.

To see and hear a bit more about my work, check these out:

TR35 video (4 min)

PopTech presentation (5 min)

UC Berkeley presentation (60 min)

  • Work
    • Google
  • Education
    • Phd, Stanford