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Christoph Bartneck
Works at University of Canterbury
Attended Eindhoven University of Technology
Lives in Christchurch
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Assocdiate Professor
  • University of Canterbury
    Associate Professor, present
    Expert in Human Robot Interaction and Interaction Design. Author of several books on LEGO Minfigures.
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Associate Professor in the are of Human Robot Interaction and Design at the University of Canterbury.

Dr. Christoph Bartneck is a associate professor and director of postgraduate studies at the HIT Lab NZ of the University of Canterbury. He has a background in Industrial Design and Human-Computer Interaction, and his projects and studies have been published in leading journals, newspapers, and conferences. His interests lie in the fields of Social Robotics, Design Science, and Multimedia Applications. He has worked for several international organizations including the Technology Centre of Hannover (Germany), LEGO (Denmark), Eagle River Interactive (USA), Philips Research (Netherlands), ATR (Japan), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), and The Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Christoph is a member of the New Zealand Institute for Language Brain & Behavior, the IFIP Work Group 14.2 and ACM SIGCHI.

Christoph Bartneck has an outstanding publication record, including leading journals and conferences. Christoph is serving as an associate editor for the International Journal of Social Robotics and the International Journal of Human Computer Studies. Furthermore, he is the editor in chief of the Entertainment Robotics section of the Entertainment Computing journal. He has been a member of the program committee of the Human-Robot Interaction conference for several years. He organized several workshops at the CHI conference and is frequently invited as a speaker for symposia and conferences. He has been invited to present his work by Carnegie Mellon University, the Future University Hakodate, the University of Venice, the Stedelijk Museum and the Pictopia Festival. The press regularly reports on his work, including the New York Times, New Scientist, Natuurwetenschap & Techniek, Volkskrant and Dutch national television and radio stations.

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
    Human Computer Interaction, 1998 - 202
  • Hannover University of Applied Sciences
    Industrial Design
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