Can people form emotional connections with robots? Come and find out for yourself at the University of Canterbury Human Interface Technology Lab’s (HITLab) showcase at the Big Science Day, this Saturday. ‘Humanoids’ Kant, Aristotle and Socrates will..
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..
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..
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..