Next-gen virtual reality tech for UC students

Leading the way in next-generation virtual reality and motion capture technology, the Human-Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury (UC) has been named a founding site for the Crytek VR First initiative. UC’s HIT Lab NZ is ..

UC Summer Scholarships in the HIT Lab

Work in the HIT Lab over the summer! We’re looking for a few graduate students to take up UC Summer Scholarships to work on projects in the lab. A UC Summer Research Scholarship provides the opportunity for a student to work on a supervised research..

Lego Therapy is no child’s play

Research suggests little yellow minifigurines could help gauge emotions of children. Which Lego face do you most feel like? Photo / Supplied They’ve been a little yellow mainstay in play-pens for generations, but could Lego minifigures also soon hav..

Tiny robot tests conversation skills

Tiny robot tests conversation skills Christchurch’s Imagination Station has made use of a friendly fireman to try and ask for donations to keep the centre running. The all-singing, dancing, talking robot was designed by a Japanese Masters student Sh..