The Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher. This three-year position will focus on the design, implementation, evaluation, and depl..
The HIT Lab NZ (hitlabnz.org) at UC will be hosting the June monthly meeting of the Christchurch Game Developers Meetup (www.meetup.com/The-Christchurch-Game-Development-Meetup/). The event will take place on 15 June (Thursday) at the HIT Lab NZ in the Jo..
Congratulations to Humayun Khan, who has passed his thesis for the Masters in Human Interface Technology (MHIT) program at the HIT Lab NZ. His thesis focused on improving users’ interaction with virtual worlds by enabling them to use their own han..
It was GREAT to see three HIT Lab NZ students at the UC commencement today! From right: Prof. Rob Lindeman, with Humayun Khan, Helen Figg, and Harish Mandalika. We wish you all the best in the future!
The HIT Lab NZ will be hosting an Open Day on Wednesday, 21 November 2018. You’ll be able to see and experience demos of our latest projects, and chat with the researchers who are doing the work. Come and have a look at what we’re doing in: Vi..
The HIT Lab NZ lost one of its main rudders this week. HIT Lab NZ Director Ken Beckman passed away suddenly on 12 November 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Ken lived for 11 years in the Pacific Islands..
The HIT Lab NZ is hiring a Centre Manager to help support day-to-day Lab processes and people. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, you will find more information by entering the Job ID 6751 at: https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz
Tēnā koutou katoa! We are excited to announce that Rob Lindeman has been appointed as the Director of the HIT Lab NZ, effective immediately. For a period of more than three years Ken Beckman (former Director) and Rob Lindeman collaborated to provide the..
The HIT Lab study on “Robots and Racism” is getting viral international news coverage. The evidence that people perceive humanoid robots as having a “race”, and that societal biases about race affect how robots are perceived, is ge..
The HIT Lab NZ offers congratulations to Arifah Addison on the completion of her Master of Human Interface Technology titled “Robots and Racism: Examining Racial Bias towards Robots”. Well done! We would like to thank her supervisors Christoph..