We build robots that are useful, friendly and fun! We believe that robots can help us automate simple, repetitive tasks while bringing joy to our lives. 

We work on 3 main areas:

Our Vision

We aim to allow machines to adapt to how humans communicate, rather than making humans communicate like machines. 

Our Methods

We use the following techniques and approaches for our research and development.

Research Questions

Some of the questions we're trying to uncover include:

Who's Rosie?

ROSIE stands for Robots with Social Intelligence and Empathy. We are inspired by Rosie, a helper robot from the Jetsons TV show who assisted in daily tasks as well as kept up people's spirits with her sassy personality. 

About Us

The SFU Rosie Lab is led by Dr. Angelica Lim, a Rajan Family Assistant Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. 

We are located on the Burnaby Campus in Vancouver, Canada, sharing lab space with the awesome folks at the SFU Autonomy Lab and MARS Lab. Check them out!

Image credit: "Robot and girl" by Jessica Lindsay

Fun Fact: Did you know that SFU Burnaby was the filming site for Caprica, a fictional planet in the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica?