Dr Robert Saunders

Lecturer in Design Computing
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Coordinator, IDEA Program

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 6379

Research interests

My primary research interest is the development of computational models of creativity. The development of computational models of creative processes provides opportunities for developing a better understanding human creativity, producing tools that support human creativity and possibly creating autonomous systems capable of creative activity. My approach to developing computational models of creativity is to develop curious agents and to use these curious agents to simulate creative systems.

Curious Agents

Curious agents are computational models of self-motivated learning based on an interest in novelty. Curiosity is a fundamental driving force behind much creative activity, although it may only provide a weak motivation in any particular project it is one of the few constants in all creative endeavours. Computationally modelling curiosity provides a platform for developing a wide range of creative systems.

Creative Systems

Creative systems are computational models of individual and social creativity. Computational models of individual creativity involve an agent and some environment that the agent can change; design is fundamentally about how an agent changes their environment. Computational models of social creativity provide useful frameworks for investigating the nature of creativity without the additional complexities inherent in human societies.

For more information, please visit Rob's personal website.

Selected grants

2013

  • Musical Metacreation Network Development; Bown O, Saunders R, Pasquier P, Eigenfeldt A; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2007

  • Computational Models of Creative Domains; Saunders R; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2006

  • Curious Places: Agent-Mediated Self-Aware Worlds; Maher M, Saunders R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Carvalho, L., Goodyear, P., Wardak, D., Saunders, R. (2014). Peep: Peer support for programing. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The architecture of productive learning networks, (pp. 79-93). New York: Routledge.
  • Bown, O., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2014). The Machine as Autonomous Performer. In Candy, L. Ferguson, S (Eds.), Interactive Experience in the Digital Age – Evaluating New Art Practice. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Inventing Cultural Machines. In Andy Dong, John Conomos, Brad Buckley (Eds.), Ecologies of Invention, (pp. 37-46). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • d'Inverno, M., Howells, P., Montagna, S., Roeder, I., Saunders, R. (2009). Agent-Based Modeling of Stem Cells. In Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, Danny Weyns (Eds.), Multi-Agent Systems: Simulation and Applications, (pp. 389-418). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Saunders, R. (2009). Artificial Creative Systems: Completing the Creative Cycle. (pp. 1-5).
  • Saunders, R., Grace, K. (2009). Teaching Evolutionary Design Systems by Extending "Context Free". In Mario Giacobini et al (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computing, (pp. 591-596). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Maher, M., Merrick, K., Saunders, R. (2007). From passive to proactive design elements. In Andy Dong, Andrew Vande Moere, John S Gero (Eds.), Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAAD Futures) 2007, (pp. 447-460). Netherlands: Springer.
  • Saunders, R. (2007). Towards A computational Model of Creative Societies Using Curious Design Agents. In Gregory M P O'Hare, Alessandro Ricci, Michael J. O'Grady, Oguz Dikenelli (Eds.), Engineering Societies in the Agents World VII, (pp. 340-353). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • d'Inverno, M., Saunders, R. (2005). Agent-based modelling of stem cell organisation in a niche. In S. Brueckner, G. Serugendo, A. Karageorgos, R. Nagpal (Eds.), Engineering Self-Organising Systems, (pp. 52-68). New York: Springer.
  • Rosenman, M., Saunders, R. (2003). Hierarchical co-evolution for non-routine design. In Nikos E. Mastorakis (Eds.), Recent Advances in Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, (pp. 275-280). USA: WSEAS Press.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). Designing for interest and novelty: motivating design agents. In B de Vries, J van Leeuwen and H Achten (Eds.), Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2001, (pp. 725-738). United Kingdom: Springer.

Journals

  • Kerh, T., Lu, H., Saunders, R. (2014). Investigating Nonlinear Shoreline Multiperiod Change from Orthophoto Map Information by Using a Neural Network Model. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Kerh, T., Lin, Y., Saunders, R. (2013). Seismic design value evaluation based on checking records and site geological conditions using artificial neural networks. Abstract And Applied Analysis, 2013, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Saunders, R. (2012). Towards Autonomous Creative Systems: A Computational Approach. Cognitive Computation, 4(3), 216-225. [More Information]
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Other Ways Of Knowing: Embodied Investigations of the Unstable, Slippery and Incomplete. The Fibreculture Journal, 18(Article number 120), 9-34.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Urban Fictions: A Critical Reflection on Locative Art and Performative Geographies. Digital Creativity, 22(3), 160-173. [More Information]
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Traenkle, M., Dement, L., Saunders, R. (2010). On track: A slippery mechanic-robotic performance. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 43(5), 488-489. [More Information]
  • Kerh, T., Lai, J., Gunaratnam, D., Saunders, R. (2008). Evaluation of Seismic Design Values in the Taiwan Building Code by Using Artificial Neural Network. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 26(1), 1-12.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2004). Curious Agents And Situated Design Evaluations. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing, 18(2), 153-161.
  • Rosenman, M., Saunders, R. (2003). Self-regulatory hierarchical coevolution. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing, 17(4-5), 273-285.

Conferences

  • Bown, O., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2014). A Survey of Programmers’ Practices for Handling Complexity in Creative Coding. xCoAx 2014: Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Porto, Portugal: Universidade do Porto.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2014). Towards a performative body mapping approach. AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB, London: Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Creative Machine Performance: Computational Creativity and Robotic Art. Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2013, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Saunders, R., Chee, E., Gemeinboeck, P. (2013). Evaluating Human-Robot Interaction with Embodied Creative Systems. Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2013, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2013). Experiential Influences on Computational Association in Design. Open Systems: 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2013). Interplay of scripts and resistance in a participatory workshop. 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013), Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and the University of Sydney.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2013). Learning how to reinterpret creative problems. Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2013, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Bown, O., Saunders, R. (2013). Multi-feature visualisations of phenotypic behaviour for creative interactive evolution. 15th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2012). Constructing Computational Associations Between Ornamental Designs. 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: CAADRIA 2012 Beyond Codes and Pixels, Chennai: CAADRIA.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Loke, L., Dong, A. (2012). Embracing Relational Agency in Design Process. 7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement: DeSForM 2012 Meaning, Matter, Making, Wellington, New Zealand: DESFORM.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2012). Representational Affordances and Creativity in Association-based Systems. Third International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2012, Dublin, Ireland: University College Dublin.
  • Zhang, A., Saunders, R. (2012). Towards the Evolution of a Language for Creative Design. 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE-WCCI 2012), Piscataway: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Loke, L., Saunders, R., Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Dong, R. (2012). Transformations, Enactments, and Distrust in Promoting Multiplicity in Design Process. Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C2012, Melbourne, Australia: Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C2012.
  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2011). Applying interpretation-driven association to design domains. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Saunders, R. (2011). Artificial Creative Systems and the Evolution of Language. Second International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2011, Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
  • Pourmohamadi Mahounaki, M., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2011). CAD Software as Customisation Tools: Using FBS protocol Coding Scheme to Understand the Behaviour of Mass Customisers. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Kelly, N., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2011). Constructive interpretation with examples from interpretation of floor plans. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Hespanhol, L., Sogono, M., Wu, G., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Elastic Experiences: Designing Adaptive Interaction for Individuals and Crowds in the Public Space. 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), Canberra, Australia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2011). Embracing Relational Agency in Design Process of Machine-Mediated Performances. SEAM2011 Spacing Movements outside in, Sydney, Australia: Criticalpath.
  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2011). Interpretation-driven visual association. Second International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2011, Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Material Matters: Machine Agency and Performativity. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2011, Istanbul: ISEA International.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2011). Multiplicity through connectivity: investigating body-technology-space couplings in participatory activities. Workshop at the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), Sydney, Australia: University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Rethinking machine agency: from cybernetic to robotic art. Fourth Internationbal Conference on the Histories of media Art, Science and Technology | Rewire, Liverpool, UK: FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A. (2011). Towards a relational approach to design process. 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Zwischenraume: The Machine as Voyeur. 1st International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Melbourne, Australia: Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010.
  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2010). Constructing conceptual spaces for novel associations. First International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC X 2010, Coimbra, Portugal: University of Coimbra.
  • Saunders, R., Gemeinboeck, P., Lombard, A., Bourke, D., Kocaballi, A. (2010). Curious Whispers: An Embodied Artificial Creative System. First International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC X 2010, Coimbra, Portugal: University of Coimbra.
  • Pourmohamadi Mahounaki, M., Saunders, R. (2010). Designerly Ways of Customising. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization (MCPC 2009), Helsinki: Aalto University School of Art and Design.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2010). Enabling New Forms of Agency using Wearable Environments. 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2010). Investigating the Potential for Shared Agency using Enactive Interfaces. 2010 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2010), Sydney, Australia: UTS.
  • Pourmohamadi Mahounaki, M., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2010). Using FBS Coding Scheme to Analyze the Behavior of Customers in Mass Customization: The Case of Puma Footwear Customization. MCP-AP2010 An International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization, Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
  • Saunders, R., Grace, K. (2009). Extending Context Free to Teach Interactive Evolutionary Design Systems. EvoMUSART 2009, Tubingen, Germany: European WorkShops on Applications of Evolutionary Computation.
  • Saunders, R. (2009). Supporting Creativity Using Curious Agents. Computational Creativity Support Workshop (CHI 2009), USA.
  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2008). A Computational Model for Constructing Novel Associations. International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity 2008, Madrid, Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Merrick, K., Maher, M., Saunders, R. (2008). Achieving Adaptable Behaviour in Intelligent Rooms Using Curious Supervised Learning Agents. CAADRIA 2008: 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Pimniyon Press. Co. Ltd.
  • Maher, M., Merrick, K., Saunders, R. (2008). Achieving Creative Behaviour Using Curious Learning Agents. AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, San Francisco: Stanford University.
  • Gero, J., Grace, K., Saunders, R. (2008). Computational Analogy-Making in Designing: A process architecture. CAADRIA 2008: 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Pimniyon Press. Co. Ltd.
  • Saunders, R., Grace, K. (2008). Towards a computational model of creative cultures. AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, San Francisco: Stanford University.
  • Merrick, K., Saunders, R., Maher, M. (2007). Curious Places: Curious, Proactive, Adaptive Built Environments. AISB'07 Artificial and Ambient Inelligence, University of Sussex, Falmer Brighton, UK: The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.
  • Saunders, R., Maher, M., Merrick, K. (2007). Learning Models for a Curious Place. CAADRIA 2007 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China: School of Architecture, Nanjing University.
  • Kerh, T., Lai, J., Gunaratnam, D., Saunders, R. (2007). Neural Network Examination of Seismic Design Values in the Building Code of Taiwan. AICCSA 2007 - 5th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Jordan: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Dong, A., Saunders, R. (2007). Permeable and Elastic Terrains [workshop paper]. Computer Human Interaction 2007.
  • Sarkar, S., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2007). Re-thinking optimization as a computational design tool: a situated agent approach. CAADRIA 2007 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China: School of Architecture, Nanjing University.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2006). Assisting design by analogy. ANZAScA 40th Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: The Architectural Science Association.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2002). Curious Agents and Situated Design Evaluations. 1st International Workshop on Agents in Design, Sydney: Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2002). How to Study Artificial Creativity. The 4th Creativity and Cognition Conference, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). A curious design agent: A computational model of novelty-seeking behaviour in design. Sixth Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. CAADRIA.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). A synthetic approach to the study of creative behaviour.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). Emergent notions of creativity in artificial societies of curious agents. Second Iteration: A Conference on Generative Systems in the Electronic Arts, CEMA, Melbourne: CEMA.
  • Rosenman, M., Saunders, R., Purcell, A., Kokotovich, V. (2001). Hierarchical co-evolution for non-routine design. 5th Australia-Japan Joint Workshop om Intelligent & Evolutionary Systems. UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). The Digital Clockwork Muse: A computational model of aesthetic evolution. AISB'01 Symposium, United Kingdom: SSAISB.

Visual Art

  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Accomplice. In: Science Fiction: New Death. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies), Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Accomplice. In: Accomplice. Artspace. Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Urban Fiction 2.0. In: Love Lace. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Saunders, R., Gemeinboeck, P. (2010). In-Between Spaces. In: Robococo. Die Angewandte. Schauraum Angewandte | quartier21 Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2007). Urban Fiction. In: Urban Fiction. The Tin Sheds, Sydney, Australia.
  • Coupe, J., Saunders, R. (2005). The Difference Engine. In: The Difference Engine. Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Digital Creative Works

  • Saunders, R. (2009). Peep. Internet, Sydney, Australia: Shady Studios.

2014

  • Bown, O., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2014). A Survey of Programmers’ Practices for Handling Complexity in Creative Coding. xCoAx 2014: Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Porto, Portugal: Universidade do Porto.
  • Kerh, T., Lu, H., Saunders, R. (2014). Investigating Nonlinear Shoreline Multiperiod Change from Orthophoto Map Information by Using a Neural Network Model. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Carvalho, L., Goodyear, P., Wardak, D., Saunders, R. (2014). Peep: Peer support for programing. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The architecture of productive learning networks, (pp. 79-93). New York: Routledge.
  • Bown, O., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2014). The Machine as Autonomous Performer. In Candy, L. Ferguson, S (Eds.), Interactive Experience in the Digital Age – Evaluating New Art Practice. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2014). Towards a performative body mapping approach. AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB, London: Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour.

2013

  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Accomplice. In: Science Fiction: New Death. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies), Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Accomplice. In: Accomplice. Artspace. Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Creative Machine Performance: Computational Creativity and Robotic Art. Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2013, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Saunders, R., Chee, E., Gemeinboeck, P. (2013). Evaluating Human-Robot Interaction with Embodied Creative Systems. Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2013, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2013). Experiential Influences on Computational Association in Design. Open Systems: 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2013). Interplay of scripts and resistance in a participatory workshop. 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013), Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and the University of Sydney.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2013). Inventing Cultural Machines. In Andy Dong, John Conomos, Brad Buckley (Eds.), Ecologies of Invention, (pp. 37-46). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2013). Learning how to reinterpret creative problems. Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2013, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Bown, O., Saunders, R. (2013). Multi-feature visualisations of phenotypic behaviour for creative interactive evolution. 15th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Kerh, T., Lin, Y., Saunders, R. (2013). Seismic design value evaluation based on checking records and site geological conditions using artificial neural networks. Abstract And Applied Analysis, 2013, 1-12. [More Information]

2012

  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2012). Constructing Computational Associations Between Ornamental Designs. 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: CAADRIA 2012 Beyond Codes and Pixels, Chennai: CAADRIA.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Loke, L., Dong, A. (2012). Embracing Relational Agency in Design Process. 7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement: DeSForM 2012 Meaning, Matter, Making, Wellington, New Zealand: DESFORM.
  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2012). Representational Affordances and Creativity in Association-based Systems. Third International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2012, Dublin, Ireland: University College Dublin.
  • Saunders, R. (2012). Towards Autonomous Creative Systems: A Computational Approach. Cognitive Computation, 4(3), 216-225. [More Information]
  • Zhang, A., Saunders, R. (2012). Towards the Evolution of a Language for Creative Design. 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE-WCCI 2012), Piscataway: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Loke, L., Saunders, R., Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Dong, R. (2012). Transformations, Enactments, and Distrust in Promoting Multiplicity in Design Process. Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C2012, Melbourne, Australia: Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C2012.

2011

  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2011). Applying interpretation-driven association to design domains. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Saunders, R. (2011). Artificial Creative Systems and the Evolution of Language. Second International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2011, Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
  • Pourmohamadi Mahounaki, M., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2011). CAD Software as Customisation Tools: Using FBS protocol Coding Scheme to Understand the Behaviour of Mass Customisers. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Kelly, N., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2011). Constructive interpretation with examples from interpretation of floor plans. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Hespanhol, L., Sogono, M., Wu, G., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Elastic Experiences: Designing Adaptive Interaction for Individuals and Crowds in the Public Space. 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), Canberra, Australia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2011). Embracing Relational Agency in Design Process of Machine-Mediated Performances. SEAM2011 Spacing Movements outside in, Sydney, Australia: Criticalpath.
  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2011). Interpretation-driven visual association. Second International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC 2011, Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Material Matters: Machine Agency and Performativity. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2011, Istanbul: ISEA International.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2011). Multiplicity through connectivity: investigating body-technology-space couplings in participatory activities. Workshop at the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), Sydney, Australia: University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Other Ways Of Knowing: Embodied Investigations of the Unstable, Slippery and Incomplete. The Fibreculture Journal, 18(Article number 120), 9-34.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Rethinking machine agency: from cybernetic to robotic art. Fourth Internationbal Conference on the Histories of media Art, Science and Technology | Rewire, Liverpool, UK: FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A. (2011). Towards a relational approach to design process. 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Urban Fiction 2.0. In: Love Lace. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Urban Fictions: A Critical Reflection on Locative Art and Performative Geographies. Digital Creativity, 22(3), 160-173. [More Information]
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2011). Zwischenraume: The Machine as Voyeur. 1st International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Melbourne, Australia: Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010.

2010

  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2010). Constructing conceptual spaces for novel associations. First International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC X 2010, Coimbra, Portugal: University of Coimbra.
  • Saunders, R., Gemeinboeck, P., Lombard, A., Bourke, D., Kocaballi, A. (2010). Curious Whispers: An Embodied Artificial Creative System. First International Conference on Computational Creativity ICCC X 2010, Coimbra, Portugal: University of Coimbra.
  • Pourmohamadi Mahounaki, M., Saunders, R. (2010). Designerly Ways of Customising. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization (MCPC 2009), Helsinki: Aalto University School of Art and Design.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2010). Enabling New Forms of Agency using Wearable Environments. 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Saunders, R., Gemeinboeck, P. (2010). In-Between Spaces. In: Robococo. Die Angewandte. Schauraum Angewandte | quartier21 Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria.
  • Kocaballi, A., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2010). Investigating the Potential for Shared Agency using Enactive Interfaces. 2010 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2010), Sydney, Australia: UTS.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Traenkle, M., Dement, L., Saunders, R. (2010). On track: A slippery mechanic-robotic performance. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 43(5), 488-489. [More Information]
  • Pourmohamadi Mahounaki, M., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2010). Using FBS Coding Scheme to Analyze the Behavior of Customers in Mass Customization: The Case of Puma Footwear Customization. MCP-AP2010 An International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization, Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

2009

  • d'Inverno, M., Howells, P., Montagna, S., Roeder, I., Saunders, R. (2009). Agent-Based Modeling of Stem Cells. In Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, Danny Weyns (Eds.), Multi-Agent Systems: Simulation and Applications, (pp. 389-418). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Saunders, R. (2009). Artificial Creative Systems: Completing the Creative Cycle. (pp. 1-5).
  • Saunders, R., Grace, K. (2009). Extending Context Free to Teach Interactive Evolutionary Design Systems. EvoMUSART 2009, Tubingen, Germany: European WorkShops on Applications of Evolutionary Computation.
  • Saunders, R. (2009). Peep. Internet, Sydney, Australia: Shady Studios.
  • Saunders, R. (2009). Supporting Creativity Using Curious Agents. Computational Creativity Support Workshop (CHI 2009), USA.
  • Saunders, R., Grace, K. (2009). Teaching Evolutionary Design Systems by Extending "Context Free". In Mario Giacobini et al (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computing, (pp. 591-596). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

2008

  • Grace, K., Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2008). A Computational Model for Constructing Novel Associations. International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity 2008, Madrid, Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Merrick, K., Maher, M., Saunders, R. (2008). Achieving Adaptable Behaviour in Intelligent Rooms Using Curious Supervised Learning Agents. CAADRIA 2008: 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Pimniyon Press. Co. Ltd.
  • Maher, M., Merrick, K., Saunders, R. (2008). Achieving Creative Behaviour Using Curious Learning Agents. AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, San Francisco: Stanford University.
  • Gero, J., Grace, K., Saunders, R. (2008). Computational Analogy-Making in Designing: A process architecture. CAADRIA 2008: 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Pimniyon Press. Co. Ltd.
  • Kerh, T., Lai, J., Gunaratnam, D., Saunders, R. (2008). Evaluation of Seismic Design Values in the Taiwan Building Code by Using Artificial Neural Network. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 26(1), 1-12.
  • Saunders, R., Grace, K. (2008). Towards a computational model of creative cultures. AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, San Francisco: Stanford University.

2007

  • Merrick, K., Saunders, R., Maher, M. (2007). Curious Places: Curious, Proactive, Adaptive Built Environments. AISB'07 Artificial and Ambient Inelligence, University of Sussex, Falmer Brighton, UK: The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.
  • Maher, M., Merrick, K., Saunders, R. (2007). From passive to proactive design elements. In Andy Dong, Andrew Vande Moere, John S Gero (Eds.), Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAAD Futures) 2007, (pp. 447-460). Netherlands: Springer.
  • Saunders, R., Maher, M., Merrick, K. (2007). Learning Models for a Curious Place. CAADRIA 2007 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China: School of Architecture, Nanjing University.
  • Kerh, T., Lai, J., Gunaratnam, D., Saunders, R. (2007). Neural Network Examination of Seismic Design Values in the Building Code of Taiwan. AICCSA 2007 - 5th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Jordan: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Dong, A., Saunders, R. (2007). Permeable and Elastic Terrains [workshop paper]. Computer Human Interaction 2007.
  • Sarkar, S., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2007). Re-thinking optimization as a computational design tool: a situated agent approach. CAADRIA 2007 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China: School of Architecture, Nanjing University.
  • Saunders, R. (2007). Towards A computational Model of Creative Societies Using Curious Design Agents. In Gregory M P O'Hare, Alessandro Ricci, Michael J. O'Grady, Oguz Dikenelli (Eds.), Engineering Societies in the Agents World VII, (pp. 340-353). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2007). Urban Fiction. In: Urban Fiction. The Tin Sheds, Sydney, Australia.

2006

  • Grace, K., Gero, J., Saunders, R. (2006). Assisting design by analogy. ANZAScA 40th Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: The Architectural Science Association.

2005

  • d'Inverno, M., Saunders, R. (2005). Agent-based modelling of stem cell organisation in a niche. In S. Brueckner, G. Serugendo, A. Karageorgos, R. Nagpal (Eds.), Engineering Self-Organising Systems, (pp. 52-68). New York: Springer.
  • Coupe, J., Saunders, R. (2005). The Difference Engine. In: The Difference Engine. Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2004

  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2004). Curious Agents And Situated Design Evaluations. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing, 18(2), 153-161.

2003

  • Rosenman, M., Saunders, R. (2003). Hierarchical co-evolution for non-routine design. In Nikos E. Mastorakis (Eds.), Recent Advances in Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, (pp. 275-280). USA: WSEAS Press.
  • Rosenman, M., Saunders, R. (2003). Self-regulatory hierarchical coevolution. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing, 17(4-5), 273-285.

2002

  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2002). Curious Agents and Situated Design Evaluations. 1st International Workshop on Agents in Design, Sydney: Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2002). How to Study Artificial Creativity. The 4th Creativity and Cognition Conference, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2001

  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). A curious design agent: A computational model of novelty-seeking behaviour in design. Sixth Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. CAADRIA.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). A synthetic approach to the study of creative behaviour.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). Designing for interest and novelty: motivating design agents. In B de Vries, J van Leeuwen and H Achten (Eds.), Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2001, (pp. 725-738). United Kingdom: Springer.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). Emergent notions of creativity in artificial societies of curious agents. Second Iteration: A Conference on Generative Systems in the Electronic Arts, CEMA, Melbourne: CEMA.
  • Rosenman, M., Saunders, R., Purcell, A., Kokotovich, V. (2001). Hierarchical co-evolution for non-routine design. 5th Australia-Japan Joint Workshop om Intelligent & Evolutionary Systems. UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Saunders, R., Gero, J. (2001). The Digital Clockwork Muse: A computational model of aesthetic evolution. AISB'01 Symposium, United Kingdom: SSAISB.

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