At the Machine Cohabitation Lab (cohab-lab.net), we prepare for a future living, working, and learning with machines. We explore intersections of human and machine perception, particularly how emerging technology impacts sites of intimate life. We develop modes of embodied experience and experimental human computer-interaction. Using AI, data science, and distributed computing workflows, we explore creative AI and augmentation of human imagination. With IoT and embedded, situated computing, we create smart homes and responsive environments. Through all, we seek insight into human imagination and perception, staging mutually revelatory encounters between humans and machines. We strive to deepen our understanding of emerging technology, cultivate perspective on what we ask our machines to do, and inform the design of our future.
Robert Twomey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, UNL (roberttwomey.com)
Emma Mirnics, Undergraduate Researcher with the Embodied Code Project
Abraham Schaecher, UCARE Undergraduate Researcher
Caleb Kirilov, UCARE Undergraduate Researcher
Embodied Code: embodiedcode.net
Artificial Imagination: (see POM performance)
Measurable Creative AI: mcreativeai.org (with collaborators from Carnegie Mellon University ML Department and Robotics Institute)
Smart Home / IoT / Experimental HRI: dissertation work at University of Washington;
Embodied Coding in AR is supported by NSF Grant #2017042.
Art and Empathy is supported by a CAC Research in the Arts Grant.