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• Human Centered Design
• Mechanical & Aerosp. Engineering
• Inforrmation Science (Grad Field)
office: 2421 MVR Hall
lab: HEB 212
physical address:
37 Forest Home Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401

telephone 607.255.7138
hompage: Cornell Design (HCD)
hompage: Cornell Mech.E (MAE)
hompage: Cornell Robotics
hompage: HRI at Cornell

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BA Psychology
MS Architecture
PhD Architecture

University of Pennsylvania

Master of Architecture
University of Illinois - Chicago
Registered Architect SC#6610
IEEE Senior Member
ACM-SIGCHI #9050700




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IEEE Robotics and Automation
Architectural Robotics at ICRA

Current PhD Students:
• Elena Sabinson / HCD
Serena Guo / Info Sci
Deanna Kocher / ME  
Mengni Zhang / HCD 

Former PhD Students are faculty at:
Carlos de Aguiar > UIUC Ind. Des.
Yixiao Wang > SUTD AI & Design
Arash Soleimani > Kennesaw Arch
George Schafer > Clemson Arch
Anthony Threat > Vanderbilt Med.
Joe Manganelli > Kent State iSch.
Tarek Mohktar > Alfaisal Arch
Henrique Houayek > Clemson

Graduates of the lab also go to:
• Microsoft Research
• Disney Research
• Apple
• Amazon Robotics
• Sandia National Labs
Ori Systems (MIT spin-off)


Continuum Robotics Lab
Ian Walker, Clemson Univ.

Robotic Building Group
Henriette Bier, TU Delft

idStudioLab, Interactive Environ.s
Aadjan van der Helm,
TU Delft

Space Syntax Lab,
Tasos Varoudis, Bartlett/UCL

Politecnico di Milano
Margherita Pillan, Ix Experience D.

Vienna University of Technology
Michael U. Hensel

University of Fribourg
Hamed Alavi

HSAA, Berlin
Holger Schnädelbach

École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts
Justin Dirrenberger

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jeroen van Ameijde

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Sebastian Vehlken

Picture of Ian Walker Keith Evan Green, R.A, Ph.D.

Keith Evan Green, Director of the ARL, is a full professor at Cornell University
 in the Department of Human Centered Design (HCD) and in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). Green is also Graduate Field member in Information Science (IS), and supervises PhD and Master’s students in his three affiliations: DEA, MAE, and IS. At Cornell, Green has served as interim chair and also co-chaired the effort to create Cornell's Department of Human Centered Design.

Green's Architectural Robotics Lab (ARL) imagines rooms (and their furnishings) as robots that enable, support, and augment inhabitants. More practically, we design robot-rooms and study how these rooms partner with people and what people make of them and with them.

With support from NSF as Principal Investigator, Green's ARL 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.

Keith Evan Green. Architectural Robotics: Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes, and Biology (MIT Press, 2016).

Arch Robotics full cover

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.
[30-second "Video Preview for this paper
]; [ART's robotic surface - video

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.

Informed by human needs, wants, curiosity, and a concern for our survival on the planet, the ARL focuses on applications that include: healthcare, creativity and learning, working life, autonomous vehicles and spacecraft, community and civic life, disaster relief, and mass urbanization. In designing for these, we dedicate ourselves to understanding populations sometimes overlooked by designers: children, adults aging in place, under-served communities, and individuals of all ages suffering from illness, disabilities, and the challenges of dislocation, disassociation, and relocation.

Animated Work Environment                       Assistive Robotic Table

LIT ROOM                                                       LIT KIT

home+ NSF    NVCNSF
                                                           Nonverbal Communication

archiobtsNSF    CyberPLAYce
Workshop at Ubicomp                  CyberPLAYce