Personal Robots team receives honorable mention at ACM C&C 2022


Personal Robots Group, MIT Media Lab

Safinah Ali

PhD student Safinah Arshad Ali, alum Nisha Devasia, and Cynthia Breazeal of the Personal Robots group received an honorable mention award at the 2022 ACM conference on Creativity & Cognition for the paper "Escape!Bot: Social Robots as Creative Problem-Solving Partners." The paper describes work around creative collaborative problem solving with robots in games, ultimately finding that robotic creativity might be perceptible but not always helpful in complex tasks.

This year's ACM C&C conference, which occurred in Venice, Italy from June 20–23, sought contributions in typical research formats and in more sensory, experiential forms that particularly explored the intersections of creativity, craft, and design. Since 1993, this conference series brings together artists, scientists, designers, educators, and researchers to more deeply understand how people engage individually and socially in creative processes and how computation and other technology can affect creative outcomes.

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