Christoph Bartneck’s interview with National Television Station in the Netherlands – “Japanese people are not as favorable toward robots as often assumed”
Our Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck recently had an interview with vpro, a national television station in Netherlands, as a part of the station’s documentary series on robot. Dr. Bartneck shared his views on humanoid and people’s reacti..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
LEGO has been the world’s largest toy manufacturer for three years running. In 2015, the Danish company sold more than 72 billion bricks, according to the official LEGO Twitter feed — more than it would take to reach the moon. The renewed success of t..
The HIT Lab New Zealand would like to congratulate Yue Xiang on the successful completion of her Master of Human Interface Technology. Yue, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours and hope that you will continue to keep in contact with the HIT..
Our heartiest congratulations to Qi Min Ser, who recently completed her Masters in Human Interface Technology at the HIT Lab NZ. Her thesis focused on the redesign of a speech and language database (LaBB-CAT) and its associated app (ElicitSpeech), a web..
We are proud of our latest PhD graduate: Eduardo Benitez Sandoval! His thesis “Reciprocity in human robot interaction” has been a true success and chapters of his thesis have been published at the International Journal on Social Robotics as well a..
Jürgen Brandstetter successfully defended his dissertation today in his PhD oral examination. Heartiest congratulations! Here’s the abstract of this dissertation: Until now, the HRI community generated a lot of knowledge on how one robot af..