Posts made in March, 2011

Panorama of Canberra

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Design | 0 comments

I visited the Australian Parliament and the the Australian War Memorial in February. The architecture of these buildings is amazing, so I decided to take some 360 degree panoramic pictures. Enjoy.

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Earthquake in Japan

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Event, Personal | 0 comments

Japan was hit by a big earthquake today. Fortunately, our family in Japan is fine.

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PhD defense Zerrin Kasap at MIRALab

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Event, Research | 1 comment

Today I had the pleasure of attending Zerrin Kasap’s PhD defense at the MIRALab, University of Geneva. Zerrin did an excellent job and after the ceremony she and Nadia M. Thalmann gave us a lab tour. Zerrin demonstrated an interaction with EVA. The skin of this Hanson Robotics creation is amazing.

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CFP: International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2011

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Event, Research | 0 comments

Call For Papers

November 24-25, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://www.icsr2011.org

The International Conference on Social Robotics brings researchers and practitioners together to report on and discuss the state-of-the-art research in the field of social robotics. The conference focuses particularly on social interaction between humans and robots, the integration of robots into our society, and the design of next generation social robot interfaces and systems.

The theme of the 2011 conference is “Alive!” It expresses the vitality of the social robotics research, paying particular attention to the development of robots that appear increasingly social — the point that people perceive them to be alive. The conference aims to foster discussion on the development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behavior that enable robots to act socially and the impact that social robots have on people and their social and physical environment.

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