"Making Human-Robot Interaction Enjoyable"

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Invited Talk at the 2nd Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Research | 0 comments

I gave an invited talk at the 2nd Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics on November 21st 2016. It was a great event and I was honored to have the opportunity to address the esteemed audience.


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Revisiting 8230 Coastal Police Buggy – Stud.io Review

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Design, Featured, LEGO | 1 comment

Revisiting 8230 Coastal Police Buggy – Stud.io Review

Back in 1996 I created 3D animated building instructions for the set 8230 Coasatal Policy Buggy. It was part of an internship at a 3D Company and it took me months to model every brick and to animate the whole model. Below is a rendering that took half a day to render. Twenty years later it is time to build this model again. Not with LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), but with Stud.io, the latest addition to virtual LEGO editors. Stud.io is currently a closed beta and the makers of Bricklink sign responsible for its development.

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All my t-shirt designs are now available on Threadless

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I uploaded all my t-shirt designs to Threadless where you can purchase them. Have a look for the specials.

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Game Of Bricks T-Shirt On Sale At TeeFury

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Design | 0 comments

My Game Of Bricks T-Shirt is now on sale at TeeFury. It is an excellent mashup between LEGO Classic Castle and Game Of Thrones. It is $15 during the first week and $20 after that. So get your t-shirt now!


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Amazon Author URL

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Documentation | 0 comments

I now have my own little Amazon Author URL: https://www.amazon.com/author/bartneck

Have a look at my books!

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Media Coverage on Fake Nuclear Physics Paper

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Press, Research | 0 comments

The media has reported extensively on my little nuclear physics paper. Here is a short overview:

I have also completed and interview with Geoff Hutchison from ABC Radio Perth:

Radio CBC:

Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand:

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iOS Just Got A Paper On Nuclear Physics Accepted At A Scientific Conference

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Featured, Research | 7 comments

iOS Just Got A Paper On Nuclear Physics Accepted At A Scientific Conference

Automatically generating scientific articles has become easy with dedicated software such as SCIgen. Even a paper that only repeated the sentence “Get me of your fucking mailing list” was recently accepted for publication. Today I received an invitation from the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics to submit a paper. Since I have practically no knowledge of Nuclear Physics I resorted to iOS auto-complete function to help me writing the paper. I started a sentence with “Atomic” or “Nuclear” and then randomly hit the auto-complete suggestions. The text really does not make any sense. After adding the first illustration on nuclear physics from Wikipedia, some references and creating a fake identity (Iris Pear, aka Siri Apple) I submitted the paper which was accepted only three hours later! I know that iOS is a pretty good software, but reaching tenure has never been this close.

UPDATE (27/10/2016): Turns out that conference organizer, OMICS Group, is currently under federal investigation.

Here is a short demonstration on how I wrote the paper:


Here is the acceptance notification:



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