Dr. Gannon is a multidisciplinary designer forging new futures for human-robot relations. Her work shows how blending art with technology can create better ways to live with machines. Also known at "The Robot Whisperer", Dr. Gannon is on a mission is to make robotics and other advanced technologies open, accessible, and interesting to as diverse an audience as possible. She is a World Economic Forum Cultural Leader and a Council Member on the Global Council for IoT, Robotics, & Smart Cities. She is a Research Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon Studio for Creative Inquiry, and leads her own research studio, A TON A TON. She is also listed as "The Worldâ€™s 50 Most Renowned Women in Robotics". Dr. Gannon holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Architecture from Florida International University.