The BIG LEGO show

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Event | 0 comments

It is done. We organized the first BIG LEGO show in Christchurch: LABS2012 Rebuild. It has been a major effort and I still need to calm down from the enormous success. We had thousands of visitors and were able to make a significant donation. Maybe in a couple of weeks we can start thinking about the 2013 event.

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PhD defense of Alex Juarez

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Event | 0 comments

Today I participated in Alex’s PhD defense through a video conference setup. Worked very well and saved me four days in the airplane. Congratulations to Alex and technology.


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Best Video Award at HRI2012

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Event | 0 comments

Our video entitled “Demonstrating Maori Haka with Kinect and Nao Robots” has received a Best-Video-Award at the HRI2012 conference. Congratulations to the team! The trophy is a gold painted KeepOn robot!

Tham with the Golden KeepOn

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Facetree software wins award

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Event | 0 comments

Our Facetree software has been awarded third prize at the RootsTech Developer Challenge. Ellie Rasmus, lead developer, presented the software at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City and received the honour, including a cash prize of 1500 USD. We are very proud and excited about winning this award.


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ICSR2011 conference in Amsterdam

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Event | 0 comments

I am at the ICSR2011 conference and I am satisfied with the conference venue, the attendance and the quality of the papers. Looks like our hard work payed off. The keynote of Takahashi-san was highly interesting and the dinner-cruise through Amsterdam worked out fine. Congrats to the team!

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Event | 0 comments

Today we experienced two large aftershocks. The university was evacuated and remains closed until at least tomorrow. I will be out of the office. We are all safe at home.

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