Cornell Funds Human and Machine Improvisation in Action Project
12 Jun 2019

Prof. Hoffman’s proposal to study human and machine improvisation was selected as one of three fully-funded projects for Cornell’s New York City Visioning initiative.

A collaboration with music professor Mianthi Paplexandri-Alexandri, the project will extend the state-of-the-art in artificial intelligence and music improvisation and promote interdisciplinary conversations through improv workshops with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Theater in Manhattan, a course on improvisational sound machines, and public performances.

Honourable Mention at DIS 2019!
08 May 2019

Our DIS paper “Negotiating the Creative Space in Human-Robot Collaborative Design” (with Prof. Malte Jung) has been selected as an award recipient for DIS. The paper has received a Honourable Mention for Best Paper award! Congraulations to authors Matt Law, JiHyun Jeong, and Amrit Kwatra.

What We Can Learn from Social Robots That Didn't Make It
01 May 2019

Opinion/Analysis article published in IEEE Spectrum by Prof. Hoffman following the shutdown of Anki’s Cozmo and Vector product lines. Long-term engagement remains the main challenge, and artists and designers might be the solution.

HRCD Paper Accepted to DIS 2019
22 Mar 2019

Our observational study on how human designers work with a robotic assistant (a collaboration with Prof. Malte Jung) was accepted to the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems conference in San Diego. Congraulations to authors Matt Law, JiHyun Jeong, and Amrit Kwatra.

Robot Economics Project in the Press
19 Mar 2019

Our collaborative research project with Prof. Ori Heffetz and his team at Hebrew University on competing with robots raises interest in the national and international press. Check out the latest coverage and the full paper publishes last week at the HRI conference.

(Source: Cornell Brand Communications)

Lab Students Win Two HRI Awards
14 Mar 2019

HRC2 graduate students Yuhan Hu and Michael Suguitan win two awards at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction