I had the pleasure of giving a keynote at the Robot Philosophy Conference 2016. The people in Denmark have been very friendly and our hotel is great. It is very interesting to see Human-Robot Interaction being discussed from the perspective of philosophy. Below is the recording of my keynote:
The Govenor General, Jerry Mateparae, visited the HIT Lab NZ on March 9th, 2016. We presented our main research areas to him, including Human-Robot Interaction. Jerry Mateparae seemed to enjoy the performance of our robots, but his Aides-de-Camp looked, well, I am not sure how to read his face.Read More
The IFIA World Congress and Innovation Conference in Stockholm invited me to give a speech on why innovations fail in academia. I gave this speech on August 25th, 2015. I hope you enjoy my presentation.
We opened New Zealand’s first LEGO play and learning center, the Imagination Station, on January 4th, 2015. One News came down a day later and reported. Here is their clip:Read More
I completed the National Novel Writing Month competition. 50.000 words in less than a month. An amazing experience and I happy with the result. Yes, it will still require a lot of revisions and extensions, but the rough draft of the novel is done.Read More
I just visited the Precision Conference website for SIGCHI and it shows the number of logins for the last couple of days. It is amazing how dramatically it spiked on the day of the submission deadline. The CHI community seems to be filled with deadline junkies. For a community that is interested in improving the human experience, we cannot be proud of ourselves.Read More