Christoph Bartneck

Associate ProfessorChristoph Bartneck

Jack Erskine - Room 302
Internal Phone: 92443

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Dr. Christoph Bartneck is an associate professor in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at 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 Human-Computer Interaction, Science and Technology Studies, and Visual Design. More specifically, he focuses on the effect of anthropomorphism on human-robot interaction. As a secondary research interest he works on projects in the area of sport technology and the critical review on scientific processes and policies. In the field of Design Christoph investigates the history of product design, tessellations and photography.

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), and The Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Christoph is an associate editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics. Christoph is a member of the ACM SIGCHI, The New Zealand Association Of Scientists and Academic Freedom Aotearoa. The press regularly reports on his work, including the New Scientist, Scientific American, Popular Science, Wired, New York Times, The Times, BBC, Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Economist.

Recent Publications

  • Allan DD., Vonasch AJ. and Bartneck C. (2022) “I Have to Praise You Like I Should?” The Effects of Implicit Self-Theories and Robot-Delivered Praise on Evaluations of a Social Robot. International Journal of Social Robotics 14(4): 1013-1024. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-021-00848-9.
  • Allan DD., Vonasch AJ. and Bartneck C. (2022) The Doors of Social Robot Perception: The Influence of Implicit Self-theories. International Journal of Social Robotics 14(1): 127-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-021-00767-9.
  • Allan DD., Vonasch AJ. and Bartneck C. (2022) Better than Us: The Role of Implicit Self-Theories in Determining Perceived Threat Responses in HRI. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2022-March: 215-224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HRI53351.2022.9889520.
  • Allan DD., Vonasch AJ. and Bartneck C. (2022) Better than Us: The Role of Implicit Self-Theories in Determining Perceived Threat Responses in HRI. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: 215-224. http://dx.doi.org/10.5555/3523760.3523792.
  • Bartneck C. (2022) Autonomous Vehicles – Do We Really Know The Risks? The Human Robot Interaction Podcast 22 http://dx.doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/7KFRZ. [Podcast].