Carla Diana is a designer, author and artist who enjoys living as close to the near future as possible. In her studio she works on future-specting projects that bring robotics and sensor technologies to everyday life, creating smart objects that can charm and surprise. She has taught at several universities, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was creative director for the iconic humanoid robot, Simon. Carla is also a Fellow at the innovation design firm Smart Design and a faulty member of the University of Pennsylvania's Integrated Product Design program. She writes and lectures extensively on the subject of creative technology, and her January 2013 New York Times Sunday Review article, "Talking, Walking Objects", is a good representation of her view of our robotic future.