Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.
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 is offering the first undergraduate Social Robotics course in Australia, giving students the opportunity to design robots that engage emotionally with humans.
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.
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.