AASS Seminar - Same Same But Different

03 december 2020 09:00 Zoom

For more information about the AASS Seminar Series, please contact:
Alessandro Saffiotti

Christoph Bartneck, University of Canterbury, HIT Lab NZ, New Zealand.


The idea of robots have inspired humans for generations. The Bank of Asia, for example, had commissioned a building that looks like robot to host its headquarters in Bangkok. This profound interest in creating artificial entities is a blessing and a curse for the study of human-robot interaction. On the one hand it almost guarantees a headline in newspapers, but on the other hand it biases all participants in the study. Still, almost all robots that made it out of the research labs and into the market failed. This talk with try to shine some light on why robots are so (un)popular.