Recent Submissions

  • 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)
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Autonomous Vehicles – Legal Concerns [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    We continue our discussion on autonomous vehicles and focus in this episode on the legal aspects. In particular the issues around liability are a major obstacle for the wide adoption of autonomous vehicles. Who will be ...
  • Autonomous Vehicles – The Future Of Transportation [Podcast] 

    Bartneck, C. (2019)
    Autonomous vehicles are one of the most interesting topics in human-robot interaction right now. While they are not humanoid in shape, they are one of the biggest, deadliest and most promising robots available to the general ...