A new piece by Thinktopia® founder Patrick Hanlon posted in Forbes this week was picked up by a new social robotics firm headed up by MIT’s Cynthia Brazeal. Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is a pioneer of social robotics and Human Robot Interaction. The piece reveals a new world beyond the Internet of Things—and indicates just where social robotics might be going in the decade ahead. Breazeal and her team are building robots with social intelligence that communicate and learn the same way people do.