"Making Human-Robot Interaction Enjoyable"

Sounds easy, I wish it was!

Game Of Bricks T-Shirt On Sale At TeeFury

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Design | 0 comments

My Game Of Bricks T-Shirt is now on sale at TeeFury. It is an excellent mashup between LEGO Classic Castle and Game Of Thrones. It is $15 during the first week and $20 after that. So get your t-shirt now!

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Amazon Author URL

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Documentation | 0 comments

I now have my own little Amazon Author URL: https://www.amazon.com/author/bartneck

Have a look at my books!

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Media Coverage on Fake Nuclear Physics Paper

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Press, Research | 0 comments

The media has reported extensively on my little nuclear physics paper. Here is a short overview:

I have also completed and interview with Geoff Hutchison from ABC Radio Perth:

Radio CBC:

Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand:

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iOS Just Got A Paper On Nuclear Physics Accepted At A Scientific Conference

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Featured, Research | 7 comments

iOS Just Got A Paper On Nuclear Physics Accepted At A Scientific Conference

Automatically generating scientific articles has become easy with dedicated software such as SCIgen. Even a paper that only repeated the sentence “Get me of your fucking mailing list” was recently accepted for publication. Today I received an invitation from the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics to submit a paper. Since I have practically no knowledge of Nuclear Physics I resorted to iOS auto-complete function to help me writing the paper. I started a sentence with “Atomic” or “Nuclear” and then randomly hit the auto-complete suggestions. The text really does not make any sense. After adding the first illustration on nuclear physics from Wikipedia, some references and creating a fake identity (Iris Pear, aka Siri Apple) I submitted the paper which was accepted only three hours later! I know that iOS is a pretty good software, but reaching tenure has never been this close.

UPDATE (27/10/2016): Turns out that conference organizer, OMICS Group, is currently under federal investigation.

Here is a short demonstration on how I wrote the paper:

 

Here is the acceptance notification:

 

 

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Robot Philosophy Conference 2016

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Event, Featured, Research | 0 comments

Robot Philosophy Conference 2016

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:

 

 

 

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Presentation at the Materials Science Engineering Congress in Darmstadt

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Research | 0 comments

Presentation at the Materials Science Engineering Congress in Darmstadt

I had a great time at the Materials Science Engineering Congress in Darmstadt on September 29 2016. I met with Frank Fischer and had some great discussions about future projects. The event was extremely well organized. Below is the recording of my keynote.

Here are some more pictures:

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The United Colors Of The Brick

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Culture, Design, LEGO | 0 comments

Looks like I am in the t-shirt design fever. Here is my latest creation: The United Colors Of The Brick. Please vote for it so that it does get printed. This design is a homage to Benetton and the LEGO Color Palette.

UPDATE: The shirt is now available from Threadless.

The United Colors Of The Brick

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