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Thu, 8 Oct 2020 17:45:45 -0700
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Call for Papers for Frontiers Research Topic on “Creativity and Robotics”

Abstract: 30 November 2020
Manuscript: 31 January 2021

Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Creativity, Creative Robotics

Creativity has now emerged at the front line of research in the
interdisciplinary field of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). The goal of this
Research Topic is to present this research in a single collection. There
are many important lines of investigation within creativity and robotics.
Some include designing and developing robots that can integrate and
facilitate creativity in humans, solve problems creatively, provide “out of
the box” ideas, act curiously, be intrinsically motivated, make sense of
and integrate different stimuli, and extend the human potential by
achieving tasks that neither the robot nor the human could do alone.

We welcome researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those that are
technical/computational, social scientific, and design-oriented.
Interdisciplinarity will be a focus of this Research Topic, as we bring
together research on algorithms and simulations, theoretical systematic
literature reviews and meta-analyses, experimental studies, field studies,
designs, art, and more. Investigations on creativity and robotics come from
different standpoints, from the development of robots that incorporate
creative abilities, to robots that have been developed as tools to
potentiate creativity in humans but are not necessarily creative
themselves. Thus, this is a timely moment for a dedicated venue that
integrates current research efforts in creativity and robotics.

By exploring novel ways to emulate creativity in robots, we aim to create
new tools, as well as to advance the understanding of what creativity is in
humans. Understanding human creativity is an ongoing, active research area
where multiple definitions for the term “creativity” exist. Lacking a
theoretical and algorithmic definition of creativity prevents us from
recreating it in machines. Thus, we intend to present rigorous scientific
advancements in methods, measures, models, algorithms, and theories, that
contribute to the understanding of the interplay between social robots and
creativity research.

Contributions to this Research Topic are required to provide a clear
definition for the concept of creativity. Additionally, contributions are
expected to discuss how their research contributes to a “common language”
that advances the holistic notion of the concept of creativity across

Include, but are not limited to:
* Algorithms to simulate creativity in social robots
* Curiosity in social robots
* Creativity applications of social robots, including educational,
healthcare, in-home, entertainment, among others
* Humor and jokes in social robots
* Long-term creativity between humans and robots
* Creative content generation in robots
* Outcomes of interaction with a creative robot
* Human perception of creative robots
* Artistic applications of robots reporting creativity outcomes, including
poetry, music, design, visual arts, performances
* Creativity as domain-specific or a domain-general in social robots
* Computational creativity for social robots
* Group versus individual creativity in human-robot interaction
* Creativity measurement in human-robot interaction
* Co-creation with social robots
* Robot embodiments and aesthetics for creativity fostering
* Creative process versus creative outcome
* Measuring human experiences in creating with robots
* Identifying key aspects of human creativity for machine design

Abstract: 30 November 2020
Manuscript: 31 January 2021
***Submissions will be reviewed and processed as soon as they are submitted

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, University of Washington, USA
Amy LaViers, Robots, Automation and Dance (RAD) Laboratory, USA
Peter Kahn, University of Washington, USA
Goren Gordon, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Maya Cakmak, University of Washington, USA


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