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..
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!
We are happy to announce that the HIT Lab NZ has joined the EPIC Project. Australia, Singapore and New Zealand are traditionally strong economic partners for Europe. The European-Pacific Partnership for ICT collaboration in research, develop-ment and inn..
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..
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..
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..
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..