An interview with Robert Lawler


  • Robert W. Lawler,

  • Nick Rushby

Robert Lawler is now retired but still working on the projects that have engaged him for a lifetime. He lives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA and his email for correspondence is


Robert Lawler is one of the key figures in the development of thinkable models and educational games. In this interview, dedicated to Seymour Papert, Marvin Minsky and Oliver Selfridge, he comments on his research notes and provides fascinating insights into the early days of artificial intelligence applications in education.