Public activities

Our work has featured in Australian and international print, broadcast and online media. We also frequently share, discuss and showcase our work and research discoveries at international and local talks, conferences and seminars.

View selected videos and online articles which highlight the impact of our work.

Film, TV and video

Trusting robots: How much should we hand over to robots?

Insight, April 2015, SBS, Australia.

Read the article and watch the episode [52 mins] on the SBS website.


A world beyond humans?

ARTE TV, 2012, France.

View the French version of A World Beyond Humans [52.90 mins].


Mechanical Care

7 News, 2012, Channel 7, Australia.

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Respite robots

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 2011, 7pm News, Australia

Read the article and watch the episode [7:40 mins].


Robots are there for you!

Dr Rhajiv Khosla and NEC Japan have worked together to help robots recognise and understand human emotions. Read the article and watch the episode [7:40 mins].


Friendly robots and Matilda and Jack

  • ABC Catalyst, March 2011, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • The new inventors, 2011, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Watch the episode [1:23 mins] on the ABC website.

Interviews, talks and seminars

Selected interviews, talks and seminars.

Radio interviews

  • ABC Radio National, The Panel - Robotics
  • Matilda the robot, 2009, ABC 774, Drive with Lindy Burns, Australia.
  • Emotionally Intelligent health care, 2009, ABC 774, Victoria, Australia.
  • Emotionally Intelligent robots profiled, 2009, ABC Radio 891, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Emotionally Intelligent ICTs, 2009, ABC Radio, Innovations Program, Australia.
  • Emotionally Intelligent Recruitment and Benchmarking, 2009, ABC Radio Adelaide, Australia.
  • Emotionally Intelligent Tourism, 2009, ABC Radio Western Queensland, Australia.

Talks and seminars

Australia

  • Open day: a demonstration of socially assistive robots by Professor Rajiv Khosla, La Trobe University, 2015, Royal Freemasons, Australia.
  • Socially assistive robot enabled innovation in aged care, 2014, Darebin City Council, Australia.
  • Turning innovation into everyday practice: Using emotionally engaging robots for aged care and other health issues, 2013, Health Workforce Australia, Australia.
  • Outcomes of home-based care trials, 2013, City of Whittlesea, Australia.
  • Socially assistive robot for recruitment and benchmarking, 2013, Australasian Talent Conference (HR Industry), Australia.
  • Robot trials for dementia care, 2013, Alzheimer’s Australia Conference, Hobart, Australia.
  • Assistive robots for hospital to home care, 2012, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
  • An affective communication robot for elderly in Australia, 2011, LGPro, Aged & Disability Services, Moreland City Council, Australia.
  • Matilda: an enabler for social innovation, 2011, Australian Psychological Society Special Interest Group in Psychology and Ageing (Paig), Victoria, Australia.
  • A humanised touch: embodying care in Matilda, 2011, Roundtable Seminar, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Industry, Science and Research Interview –robotics and assistive technologies in Australia, 2011, National Foresight Aged Care Workshop, Department of Innovation, Australia.
  • Matilda – the robot for health care, 2011, CeBIT Exhibition, Sydney, Australia.
  • Matilda and Jack - emotionally aware communication robots for aged care, 2011, Ageing/The Future Technology Challenge Forum , Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Matilda the robot, 2010, Blue Cross, The Boulevard, Australia.
  • Technology for elderly, 2010, Aged Care Queensland Assistive, Australia.
  • High level conference targeted towards top 500 emotional intelligent recruitment, 2005, International Productivity & Quality Centre (IQPC) 2nd Recruitment and Retention (Industry) conference, Langham Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

International

  • Seminar: socially assistive robot supporting students with autism spectrum disorders, 2015, The Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE), Hong Kong.
  • Artificial intelligence and assistive robots, 2013, IIT Delhi, India.
  • Socially assistive robots for special needs sector, 2013, Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India.
  • Australian innovation – socially assistive robots for health care, 2013, Australian High Commission, Chennai, India.
  • Design of socially assistive robots for home-based environment, 2013, Tata Fundamental Research Institute, India.
  • Research exhibition on socially assistive robots and seminar, 2013, Bombay – sponsored by DFAT, India.
  • Research exhibition on socially assistive robots, 2012, IIT, Kanpur - sponsored by DFAT, India.
  • Emotionally intelligent communication using robotics in health care, 2011, Department of Communication, Stanford University, USA.
  • Emotionally intelligent communication robot, 2010, Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Design a Social Agent System, 2010, Visiting Professor, Hong Kong, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Emotionally intelligent system for social innovation, 2010, Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Affective communication robot for health care, 2010, Kagawa University, Japan.
  • Symbolic system for 21st Century, 2010, C & C innovation research lab, NEC, Nara, Japan.
  • Pattern of behaviour mediated by cognitive scripts and emotional attitudes, 2008, Professor Visiting Fellow, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales , Australia.
  • Pattern of behaviour mediated by cognitive scripts and emotional attitudes, 2008, International Conference of Informatics Education and research for Knowledge-Circulating Society and International Dynamics, Embodiment, and Implicit Primordial Knowledge at Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Knowledge flow networks and social agents, Emotionally Intelligent ICTs , 2008, Visiting Scientist, Computer and communication Innovation research Lab, NEC, Japan.
  • Emotionally intelligent systems, 2007, NEC Corporation, Japan, Computer and communication Innovation research Lab, Japan.
  • Communities of practice centred knowledge management, 2006, Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Emotionally intelligent information systems, 2006, Visiting Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Intelligent sales recruitment and benchmarking system, 2006, Department of Computer and Information Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Software engineering of intelligent hybrid systems, 2006, Department of Computer and Information Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Communities of practice centred knowledge management, 2006, Department of Computer and Information Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Intelligent systems and management engineering, 2006, Graduate School of Information, Production & Systems, Waseda University, Japan
  • Context-aware design of intelligent systems, 2006, Graduate School of Informatics, Shizouka, University, Japan.
  • Intelligent sales recruitment and benchmarking system, 2006, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Workflow management systems, 2006, School of Business, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Context-aware Multilayered Multi-agent Architecture for Design of Complex Systems, 2005, Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
  • Emotional intelligent – a case study in sales recruitment and benchmarking, 2005, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
  • Software engineering of human-centred intelligent systems, 2004, Of Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kagawa, University, Japan.
  • Human-centred business predictive models, 2003, University of Milan, Italy.
  • Network congestion for multimedia transmission, 2002, University of Okayama, Japan.

Online and print articles

Our work and research has featured in Australian and international print and online media. View selected news and feature articles, press releases and opinion pieces which highlight the impact of our work.

Australian media

International media