Robots and Art

Part of the series Cognitive Science and Technology pp 3-17


Engineering the Arts

  • Damith HerathAffiliated withHuman Centred Technology Research Centre, Faculty of Education, Science Technology and Mathematics, University of Canberra Email author 
  • , Christian KroosAffiliated withCentre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey

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This book is a result of chance encounters, random discussions and a colluding collaboration between an engineer, a scientist and an artist. From the onset, the interdisciplinary nature has set us on a colliding course of ideas, expectations and interests. While interdisciplinary research is celebrated en masse by funding agencies, government bodies and the academia, researchers who embrace interdisciplinarity live a distinctly strenuous life with little recognition for their efforts that appear to fall into the chasm between the established norms and practices of the constituent disciplines. Here, we anecdotally backtrack our journey through the years, homage to the individuals who assume flexible identities, seeking out adventures beyond the confinements of their chosen field.