So a little while ago (after HRI’14, and the New Scientist piece on robots and the Uncanny Valley) I was approached by a producer, Matthew Pryce, at WAMC Northwest Public Radio in New York, who invited me to record a short audio essay for a section of their radio called “The Academic Minute“. I took Matthew up on his exciting offer and eagerly set about writing and recording the essay. After about 50 takes, I had an audio recording that I was happy with, and I’m happy to say that it aired on the 28th May 2014.
You can listen to the piece here.
Next week I’ll be in the UK Midlands giving two talks on my PhD Research into Non-Linguistic Utterances. One in the University of Lincoln (on the 7th May) where I will be hosted by Dr. Marc Hanheide and then at the University of Sheffield (on the 8th) hosted by Prof. Roger Moore.
A good networking opportunity and perhaps even work prospects as I’m looking for a new job (my contract with Plymouth Uni comes to an end at the end of August this year). Should be good fun! 😉
Robin will be giving a full paper presentation on the impact that situational context has upon the interpretation of Non-Linguistic Utterances at the 9th ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction Conference in Bielefeld in March. He will also be showing a poster in the poster session. Give his sleeve a tug at the conference if you have any questions!