Posts made in February, 2010

Software Architecture For Social Robots

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Course, Event, Publication | 0 comments

Martin Saerbeck’s PhD thesis “Software Architecture For Social Robots” is now available online. Martin defended his thesis on December 10th, 2009. He did an excellent job at answering all the questions of the committee.

Software Architecture For Social Robots

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The All-In Publication Policy

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Publication, Research | 0 comments

I presented my paper “The All-In Publication Policy” at the ICDS2010 conference. The video of the presentation is now available:

Abstract: The productivity of scientists and the quality of their papers differ enormously. Still, all papers written get published eventually and the impact factor of the publication channel is not correlated to the citations that individual papers receive. Hence it does not matter where to publish papers. Based on these two conjectures, I conclude that all papers should be published. The review process should focus on feedback that helps authors to improve their manuscripts. But we should no longer waste effort to a selection procedure. This All-In policy would decrease the number of published papers and would refocus the attention of the authors on the quality of their papers and not their quantity.

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Industrial Design Context Lab in Second Life

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Documentation | 0 comments

The Context Lab at our Industrial Design Department is now also available in Second Life. Alex Juarez in collaboration with the Metaverse1 project team developed it.

context lab

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CFP: 2010 International Conference on Social Robotics

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Event | 0 comments

Call for Papers for the 2010 International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2010)

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