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A cross-disciplinary research environment dedicated to understanding how humans can interact with three-dimensional robotic agents and responsive structures within the context of creative and social robotics.

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Competitive advantage

  • The Creative Robotics Lab is one of the first teams in the world to take an informed multi-disciplinary approach to human-computer and human-robot interface
  • The National Facility for Human-Robot Interaction Research is a state-of-the-art data collection facility for studying and evaluating Human-Machine Interaction across the disciplines of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Interactive Arts
  • Extensive experience co-designing with industry


  • Creating an awareness of social robotics
  • Incorporating art, design and creativity as a key dimension in robotics
  • Changing the way assistive devices technology can resolve situations with social stigma
  • Increasing safety to allowing people to stay at home longer

Successful applications

  • In relation to robotics, one of the few groups in the world that has done cross cultural studies across socio economic groups and countries
  • Work in Autism Therapies: Playful, therapeutic and educational interfaces that a child can learn with the Casper robot

Capabilities and resources

  • National Facility for Human Robot Interaction Research
  • Creative Robotics Lab
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