New Podcast Episode: The Story Of Boston Dynamics

From military robots to beer commercials.

A new episode of the Human-Robot Interaction Podcast is available:

The Story Of Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is the rock star of robotics. It recently featured in a beer commercial during the Super Bowl. How did a company that started as a military contractor become a novelty in beer commercials? Dwain Allan and Christoph Bartneck discuss the past, present and future of the company with Robert Cheek and Stephen Hickson.

Reflections on Artificial Intelligence

This document is a transcript of our promotion video for the Virtual Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Speaker Series organised by the Technical University of Munich. We conducted a show interview on Reflections on Artificial Intelligence. Our talk actual talked on “Perceived Threat Of Robots” took place on February 23rd, 2022.

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Frontiers Marketing Failure

The Frontiers advertisement campaign on YouTube is a total disaster.

The Frontiers publisher is currently running a YouTube marketing campaign to attract editors. It is a complete marketing disaster! They mislead the audience with showing a guy in a suit instead of a real robot. They show a fake space suit! If using fakes instead of real science is Frontier’s idea of scientific integrity then no serious scientist should ever publish with them again.

Keynote Presentation at the JSSR2021 Conference

I gave a keynote speech at the 2021 Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics.

I gave a keynote speech at the 2021 Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics. This year’s conference took place virtually and we had many exciting speakers. I focused on what roles robots can play during the Covid crisis and why so many social robots fail in the market.