Curious whispers: an embodied artificial creative system

Rob Saunders*, Petra Gemeinboeck, Adrian Lombard, Dan Bourke, Baki Kocabali

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Creativity, whether or not it is computational, doesn't occur in a vacuum, it is a situated, embodied activity that is connected with cultural, social, personal and physical contexts. Artificial creative systems are computational models that attempt to capture personal, social and cultural aspects of human creativity. The physical embodiment of artificial creative systems presents significant challenges and opportunities. This paper introduces the "Curious Whispers" project, an attempt to embody an artificial creative system as a collection of autonomous mobile robots that communicate through simple "songs". The challenges of developing an autonomous robotic platform suitable for constructing artificial creative systems are discussed. We conclude by examining some of the opportunities of this embodied approach to computational creativity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Creativity
Subtitle of host publicationICCC-X
Place of PublicationLisbon, Portugal
PublisherUniversidade de Coimbra
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789899600126
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC-10 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 Jan 20109 Jan 2010


Conference1st International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC-10


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