We explore the potential of using generative text-to-image models to overcome design fixation and enhance creative processes in HRI design such as ideating and visualising robotic artifacts and robot sociotechnical imaginaries.
In an interdisciplinary collaboration between engineering and design we are researching how autonomous vehicles can communicate to pedestrians in shared spaces, and methods of prototyping and evaluating interactions with AVs in VR.
Woodie is a free-moving, chalk-drawing urban robot using the public space as a large canvas. The project explores novel forms of pervasive urban displays and interrogates the role of urban robots in social spaces.
Building on the notion of experience prototyping, we investigate how this form of early concept exploration can be conducted in remote design exploration sessions using virtual prototype representations.