Professor and Director of Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics Lab
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Research Interests

  • humanoid robotics and AI
  • cooperative autonomous systems
  • multi-agent systems learning
  • healthcare robotics
  • intelligent humanoid coaches
  • computing and STEM education

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. 1999, Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas 
M.S., 1995, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Marquette University 
B.S., 1988, Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas

Selected Recent Publications

Stroud, A., Russell, E., Chinang, R., Carey, K., Ramgoolam, D., Williams, J. C., Williams, A. B. (2014). SMILE: A Verbal and Graphical User Interface Tool for Speech-Control of Soccer Robots. Madrid, Spain: 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots.

Russell, E., Stroud, A., Christian, J., Ramgoolam, D., Williams, A. B. (2014). SMILE: a portable humanoid robot emotion interface: 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Workshop on Applications of Emotional Robots.

Williams, A. B. (2014). Towards a social and mobile humanoid exercise coach. (pp. 274-275). New York, NY: Proceedings 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

Kaefer, P., Germino, K., Venske, D., Williams, A. B. (2013). Computational Awareness in a Tactile-Responsive Human Robot Comedian. (pp. 2843-2848): IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

Stroud, A., Carey, K., Williams, J. C., Randolph, C., Williams, A. B. (2013). MU-L8: The Design Architecture and 3D Printing of a Teen-Sized Humanoid Soccer Robot: IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoids, 8th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots.

Stroud, A., Panka, J., Williams, J. C., Williams, A. B. (2013). Creative Concept Invention and Representation in an Interactive Child-Robot Healthy Snack Design Game: Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence Workshop, International Joint Conference on AI.

Recent Grants

Williams, Andrew B, "Co-Robots for CompuGirls: Culturally Responsive Education for Underrepresented Girls," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal. (September 1, 2014 - February 29, 2016).


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