Social Robotics

A robot looks out over a city skyline. Image: Shutterstock

A UNSW PhD candidate is refining human-machine communications through his research into the sounds used in social robotics.

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Professor Mari Velonaki is the Director of the Creative Robotics Lab at UNSW Art & Design. Her research is in social robotics that can assist humans, including autistic children and the elderly.

UNSW Art & Design's Dr. Eduardo B. Sandoval

UNSW Art & Design's Dr Eduardo B. Sandoval is a robotics researcher who investigates the social aspects of robots, and how they can improve everyday life.

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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.

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A new UNSW course explores the nuanced social roles robots will play in our future

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UNSW is offering the first undergraduate Social Robotics course in Australia, giving students the opportunity to design robots that engage emotionally with humans.