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..
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..
We had an excellent talk by Andy Phelps from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He spoke on “Applied Constructionism in Games Curriculum“.
Title: Augmented Virtuality Enhanced Visualization in an Immersive Cinematic Environment Abstract: The rapid development of affordable head-mounted displays (HMDs) has led to inclusion of Virtual Reality (VR) in a home entertainment system which in..