Former PhD Students are faculty at:
Graduates of the lab also go to:
• idStudioLab, Interactive Environ.s
Keith Evan Green, R.A, Ph.D.
Green's Architectural Robotics Lab (ARL) investigates a new frontier in human-machine interaction: meticulously designed, increasingly intelligent, cyber-physical environments that support and augment us at work, school, and home, as we roam, interconnect, and age. In architectural robotics, computation is embedded in the physical fabric of our living environments, manifested mostly as robotic devices, furniture and rooms. With support from NSF as Principal Investigator, Green with his ARL research teams generate new vocabularies of design and new understanding of human-machine interaction in the spatial realm. In addition to numerous ACM and IEEE publications, Green’s book Architectural Robotics: Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes and Biology (MIT Press) defines this emerging field at the interface of design, robotics, and psychology.
Green was previously at Clemson University (as tenured full professor in Architecture and ECE) and the University of Auckland (tenured in Architecture). Early on at Clemson, he directed the architecture program in Barcelona; later he became founding director of the Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems, & Environments and its associated Digital Ecologies graduate concentration. An award-winning architect, Green received the Schiff Foundation Prize in Architecture and Design of the Art Institute of Chicago where his models and drawings are housed in the permanent collection of the Department of Architecture and Design.
A registered architect and Senior Member of IEEE, Green earned B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Green has researched and/or taught for extended periods in Barcelona, Milan, Auckland (New Zealand), and Delft (Netherlands) where he was Visiting Professor at TU Delft's ID-StudioLab.
Schafer. G, Green, K. E., Walker, I. D., Fullerton, S. K. In Press. Words Become Worlds: The LIT ROOM, a Literacy Support Tool at Room-Scale. In Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 511-522. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3196709.3196728. BEST PAPER. [video showing school kids in the LIT ROOM]; [time-lapsed video showing its assembly]
Houayek, H, Green, K. E., Gugerty, L. Walker, I. D. and Witte, J. AWE: An Animated Work Environment for Working with Physical and Digital Tools and Artifacts. In Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing [JPUC], June 2014, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp. 1227–1241. [video clip from IEEE that was on IEEE's homepage as a featured project]
Soleimani, A., Herro, D., Green, K. E., and Walker, I. D.2019. “CyberPLAYce – A Tangible, Interactive Learning Tool Fostering Children’s Computational Thinking through Storytelling." International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Elsevier, 20C, pp. 9-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.01.002. [video clip]
Threatt, A. L., Merino, J., Green, K. E. & Walker, I. D. An Assistive Robotic Table for Older and Post-Stroke Adults: Results from Participatory Design and Evaluation Activities with Clinical Staff. In Proceedings of CHI 2014: the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,Toronto, Ontario, Canada, pp. 673–682.
Kocher, D. Crandall, C. Yuan, C. and, Green, K. E. GROWBOT: A Robotic System to Help Children Grow PlantsInteraction Design and Children. (IDC ’20 Extended Abstracts), June 21–24, 2020, London, United Kingdom. ACM 978-1-4503-8020-1/20/06. https://doi.org/10.1145/3397617.3402038. BEST DEMO PAPER. [video].
Yanik, P.M., Merino, J., Threatt, A.L., Manganelli, J., Brooks, J.O., Green, K.E. and Walker, I.D. A Gesture Learning Interface for Simulated Robot Path Shaping with a Human Teacher. IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems, 44(1): 41-54, 2014.
Z. Hawks, C. Frazelle, K. E. Green and I. D. Walker. Motion Planning for a Continuum Mobile Lamp: Defining and Navigating the Configuration Space. 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Macau, China, 2019, pp. 2559-2566, doi: 10.1109/IROS40897.2019.8967841.