Leadership

John Choi

John Choi

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John Choi | Board Member, Founder & Lead Developer

John is the lead app developer of Peerbots. Having graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, John specializes in rapidly prototyping hardware and software for experimental cutting edge technologies in AR/VR/MR, robotics, telepresence, AI and everything in between. John is also the Founder and CEO of Choitek LLC, an educational robotics technology company in Pittsburgh, PA. Known in his circles as "that one robot guy," John believes that one day, robots will become ubiquitous in our world as in the science fiction dreams of yonder, and Peerbots social robots are a stepping stone to make it happen.

Molly K. Rearick Day

Molly K. Rearick Day

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Molly K. Rearick Day, EdD | Board Member, Partnerships & Outreach

Along with leading Partnerships & Outreach projects for Peerbots, Molly is an Educational Consultant; Founder & Educational Director of IGNITE Collective, Inc.; Adjunct Faculty at California State University, Northridge; Adjunct Trainer & Advisory Board Member at Elevatus Training; Advisory Council Member for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra; External Advisory Board Member for the Colorado School of Mines Robotics Program; and a qualitative researcher focusing on supported communication. Molly lives in the Eastern Sierra and enjoys everything outdoorsy.

Dan Liu

Dan Liu

Dan Liu | Board Member, Design & User Experience

Dan is leading the product design and user experience design of Peerbots. As a graduate student at University of Colorado Boulder’s Creative Technology and Design program, she is passionate about empathizing with users and incorporating their stories and needs. She is a creative designer who advocates for empowering and intuitive concepts. She has long-established design history working closely with users, non-profit organizations, researchers, and developers.

Terran Mott

Terran Mott

Terran Mott | Board Member

Terran is a PhD student studying human-robot interaction at the Colorado School of Mines. She is involved with research exploring how therapists use Peerbots and how the app can better meet their needs in the future. Terran also uses Peerbots in co-design research encouraging children to think critically and creatively about design and to engage with big questions about child-robot relationships.

Tess Lojacono

Tess Lojacono

Tess Lojacono | Board Member

Tess is CEO of Fine Art Miracles, Inc. and a member of the Peerbots Board of Directors. She supports Peerbots' community development and user feedback.

Saad Elbeleidy

Saad Elbeleidy

Saad Elbeleidy

Saad is currently a PhD candidate researching Human-Robot Interaction with the MIRRORLab at Colorado School of Mines. Saad is investigating how therapists are using robots in providing therapy for children and how to improve the interfaces they use, both using design principles and machine learning. Saad got his MS in Computer Science from Mines researching machine learning methods applied to natural language and medical image computing. Aside from his educational background, Saad has worked with various startups in renewable energy, e-commerce, social analytics, and natural language processing.

Aubrey Shick

Aubrey Shick

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Aubrey Shick | Founder

Aubrey was the Founder of Peerbots. has been developing peer-like robotic teaching assistants to aid in the wellness and education of children with challenges since 2010. Today, open-source derivatives of these Peerbots are used regularly by facilitators and teachers at ​Fine Art Miracles, Inc.,​ a non-profit based in Pittsburgh, PA. Aubrey has been Executive Director of Peerbots, Research Affiliate in the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder and also continues to serve as Head of Technology and Research at Fine Art Miracles, Inc.