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  • Artificial Artificial Intelligence [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2020)
    Alan Turing devised the Imitation Game as a test the intelligence of machines. This test is also used in human-robot interaction. But what happens if not a computer is trying to convince you that it is a human, but a human ...
  • The Good Robot [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2020)
    Humans have asked themselves since the beginning of time “What is good”? While we have some consensus and even laws, teaching a robot to act ethically remains a delicate problem. It certainly requires more than three laws. ...
  • The Rise And Fall of ATR [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2020)
  • Humans and/or Robots at ATR [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2020)
  • Ask your librarian [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
  • What you say is not what you get: Arguing for Artificial Languages Instead of Natural Languages in Human Robot Speech Interaction 

    Mubin, O.; Bartneck, C.; Feijs, L. (2009)
    The project described hereunder focuses on the design and implementation of a “Artificial Robotic Interaction Language", where the research goal is to find a balance between the effort necessary from the user to learn a ...
  • Notes on design and science in the HCI community 

    Bartneck, C. (MIT Press - Journals, 2009)
    The article discusses conflicts that exist between the science and design disciplines that comprise the human-computer interaction community. It explains that scientists have a tendency to value the scientific method over ...
  • The fruits of collaboration in a multidisciplinary field 

    Bartneck, C.; Jun, H. (Springer Nature, 2010)
    Collaboration between researchers and between research organizations is generally considered a desirable course of action, in particular by some funding bodies. However, collaboration within a multidisciplinary community, ...
  • Detecting h-index manipulation through self-citation analysis 

    Bartneck, C.; Kokkelmans, S. (Springer Nature, 2011)
    The h-index has received an enormous attention for being an indicator that measures the quality of researchers and organizations. We investigate to what degree authors can inflate their h-index through strategic self-citations ...
  • Sensing senses - tactile feedback for the prevention of Decubitus ulcers 

    Verbunt, M.; Bartneck, C. (Springer Nature, 2010)
    Decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure sores, is a major problem in health care, in particular for patients with spinal cord injuries. These patients cannot feel the discomfort that would urge healthy people to change ...
  • The end of the beginning - a reflection on the first five years of the HRI conference 

    Bartneck, C. (Springer Nature, 2011)
    This study presents a historical overview of the International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI). It summarizes its growth, internationalization and collaboration. Rankings for countries, organizations and authors ...
  • moBeat: Using Interactive Music to Guide and Motivate Users During Aerobic Exercising 

    van der Vlist, B.; Bartneck, C.; Mäueler, S. (Springer Nature, 2011)
    An increasing number of people are having trouble staying fit and maintaining a healthy bodyweight because of lack of physical activity. Getting people to exercise is crucial. However, many struggle with developing healthy ...
  • Sex Robots [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    It is not a question if sex robots will become available but only when. Many companies are working on their development with moderate success. While empirical research on the topic is rare, the ethical implications of sex ...
  • Cross-Cultural Study of Expressive Avatars 

    Bartneck, C.; Takahashi T; Katagiri Y (2004)
    Avatars play an important role in international online communities. While certain simple expressions, such as facial emotional expressions are cultural independent, more complex expressions might not be. Therefore we ...
  • The ACE Controversy: Sex, Robots, and Politics [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    If these are not enough publicity buzz words, then I do not know what is. In this episode we will look at the epic events around the Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2018) conference and the associated Love And Sex ...
  • Advice for the young at heart [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    Completing a PhD is a major accomplishment but it is only the start of an academic career. A study by The Royal Society found that only 3.5% of students that complete a PhD secure a permanent research position at a university. ...
  • Being a PHD student in HRI [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    Most research at universities is done by PhD students. They are an essential part in the progress of science. The relationship between a PhD student and his or her supervisor is not unlike a marriage as Jorge Cham pointed ...
  • Art in Human-Robot Interaction [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    Many disciplines contribute to the success of human-robot interaction. Computer scientists and psychologist are amongst the most frequent contributors, but their contributions are not necessarily the most interesting ones. ...
  • Robots and Racism [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    Racism is a major problem in our society and it is an issue from which the HRI community cannot shy away from. Several studies showed that people transfer their racial biases onto robots. In this episode we will talk about ...
  • Aldebaran Or How To Sell A Robot [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    The business of creating and selling social robots is risky. Many companies have tried to sell social robots and only few have succeeded to sustain their business over a longer period of time. Aldebaran, or Softbank Robotics, ...

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