Dr. Heather Knight is a post-doc at Stanford University and rising Computer Science professor at Oregon State University. She also runs Marilyn Monrobot, a robot theater company featuring comedy performances by Data the Robot, and an annual Robot Film Festival. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, non-verbal machine communications and non-anthropomorphic social robots. She completed her PhD in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, was named to the 2011 Forbes List for 30 under 30 in Scienc, and is featured on TED.com for her Robot Comedy performances. Additional past work includes: robotics and instrumentation at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Rube Goldberg Machine design for OK GO's award winning "This too shall pass" music video, field applications and sensor design at Aldebaran Robotics, and she is an alumnus from the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab.