Quoting lead-in to this article:
"Knight has been working in robotics for just over a decade and is specifically interested in developing new ways for robots to interact with and help humans, to help us “flourish” as she puts it."
"She believes that one of the best ways to describe various potential futures with robots is through storytelling and narrative forms. In a way it’s like visualizing our future, much like science fiction has done."
Heather Knight's website, Marilyn Monrobot is also interesting.
... and you may enjoy watching her comedy robot perform on TED video.