Do robots need a gender? Professor Mari Velonaki of UNSW's Creative Robotics Lab says robots still have male and female stereotypes, but this may change as designers respond to new thinking on gender.
The early adoption of social robots, in the healthcare and service industries, illustrates their potential to assist in future crises.
The $523,000 grant from the Human Performance Research network (HPRnet) will be used to develop technology to improve cognitive performance and resilience
Professor Mari Velonaki is building a future where robots enhance humanity and have a positive impact on society, writes Susanna Smith.
UNSW's Creative Robotics Lab and the Fuji Xerox Research Technology Group have developed a social robot designed to promote creativity and collaboration in the workplace.
UNSW Art & Design lecturer Kate Dunn is using everyday ingredients like sugar, clay, coffee and wood pulp to create 3D printed art works from climate change data.
Australians trust robots more than do the Japanese, rating the androids higher for likeability and intelligence, research by UNSW's Creative Robotics Lab has found.
Director of UNSW’s Creative Robotics Lab Mari Velonaki has been voted one of the world’s top 25 women to watch in the field of robotics.
Life-size robots interacted with guests at the launch of Australasia’s first cross-disciplinary robotics laboratory at the College of Fine Arts. VIDEO
A diminutive feminine humanoid that interacts with onlookers is challenging our perceptions of technology.