Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D.

Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor and John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Chair; Director, Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics Lab

Office: Engineering Hall 407
Phone: (414) 288-7349
FAX: (414) 288-5579

Research interests

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

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

“Computational Awareness in a Tactile-Responsive Human Robot Comedian” (with P. Kaefer, K. Germino, D. Venske), IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, (IEEE SMC 2013), Manchester, UK, 2013.

“Creative Concept Invention and Representation in an Interactive Child-Robot Healthy Snack Design Game” (with A. Stroud, J. Panka, J. Williams), Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence (C3GI), International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), Bejing, China, 2013.

“Towards Creative Humanoid Conceptualization Learning from Metaphor-Guided Pretense Play”, Creativity and (Early) Cognitive Development: A Perspective from Artificial Creativity, Developmental AI, and Robotics, AAAI 2013 Spring Symposium, Stanford University, AAAI Press, pp. 79-83, 2013.

Out of the Box: Building Robots, Transforming Lives (with E. Gilbreath), Moody Publishers and Institute for Black Family Development, Chicago, 2009.


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