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Aug 24

Advancement: Building Deformable Robotics for Repetitive Behavior Observation and Intervention Structuring

Peter Cottrell
PhD Student (Advisor: Sri Kurniawan)

Abstract: This research focuses on the development of deformable controllers that can play a role in assisting in self-regulation, aid in at-home stroke recovery, and potentially also serve as a vehicle for emotional communication. I have created a core hardware/software device which makes use of... Read More

Jul 27

Defense: Curating Simulated Storyworlds

James Ryan
PhD Candidate

Abstract:  Emergent narrative is a peculiar method in the area of procedural narrative: instead of automatically inventing stories or deploying authored narrative content, a system simulates a storyworld out of which narrative may emerge from the happenstance of character activity in that... Read More

Apr 5

Understanding and Creating Meaningful Games

Mike Treanor
Assistant Professor

Abstract: Without a doubt, videogames are an important form of media in our culture. However, designers and players are still learning about how the interactive systems of games can be understood, and generally meaningful. Currently, many commercial games recreate understood gameplay genres (e.g... Read More