We are proud of our graduate Shaoyan “Sophia” Huang who completed her Master of Human Interface Technology, submitting a thesis titled “Improving Virtual Reality Safety Precautions with Depth Sensing”. Congratulations! We would like to extend our ..
The HIT Lab NZ would like to congratulate Daniel Gorman on the successful completion of his Master of Human Interface Technology which was titled ‘Using Immersive Technologies to Support Food-Based Education’. We wish him the best in his future ..
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..
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..
We are very excited to announce that HIT Lab NZ Postdoc Dr Sungchul Jung has just been awarded a two-year, $200,000 SfTI Seed Programme grant, as part of the NZ National Science Challenge. Details are below. Well done Sungchul! We look forward to seeing h..
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..
We’re excited to announce a major investment in immersive gaming research that will benefit the HIT Lab and the School of Product Design. Read more about it here.
Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck has started a new podcast series on human-robot interaction. It focuses on how humans and robots interact with each other. He explores this relationship with philosophers, engineers, psychologist and artists. He will..
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
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..