Mari Velonaki

Director, Creative Robotics Lab, Director, National Facility for Human Robot Interaction Research
Professor

Mari Velonaki’s research is situated in the multi-disciplinary field of Social Robotics. Her approach to Social Robotics’ research has been informed by aesthetics and design principles that stem from the theory and practice of Interactive Media Art. Velonaki has made significant contributions in the areas of Social Robotics, Media Art and Human-Machine Interface Design. Her career outputs across these fields are extensive. Velonaki began working as a media artist/researcher in the field of responsive environments and interactive interface design in 1997. She pioneered experimental interfaces that incorporate movement, speech, touch, breath, electrostatic charge, artificial vision and robotics, allowing for the development of haptic and immersive relationships between participants and interactive agents. She is the recipient of several competitive grants, including ARC Discovery, Linkage, LIEF an ARC Fellowship, an Australia Council of the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Australia-Japan Foundation, Fuji Xerox Innovation, AOARD.

Velonaki is a Professor of Social Robotics at Art & Design, UNSW. She is the founder and director of the Creative Robotics Lab (Art & Design UNSW) and the founder and director of the National Facility for Human Robot Interaction Research (UNSW, USYD, UTS, St Vincent’s Hospital).

Mari’s robots and interactive installations have been exhibited worldwide, including: Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Art Museum Beijing; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea; Aros Aarhus Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Millennium Museum - Beijing Biennale of Electronic Arts; Ars Electronica, Linz; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck; ZENDAI Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney; Conde Duque Museum, Madrid.

Conference Papers
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Pelikan H; Robinson FA; Keevallik L; Velonaki M; Broth M; Bown O, 2021, 'Sound in human-robot interaction', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 706 - 708, presented at HRI '21: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3444871
2021
Robinson FA; Velonaki M; Bown O, 2021, 'Smooth operator: Tuning robot perception through artificial movement sound', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 53 - 62, presented at HRI '21: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3434073.3444658
2021
Robinson FA; Bown O; Velonaki M, 2020, 'Implicit communication through distributed sound design: Exploring a new modality in human-robot interaction', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 597 - 599, presented at HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3377431
2020
Velonaki M, 2019, 'Revisiting Jean Louis Baudry’s concept of the ideological apparatus: Linking virtual reality to the dream analogy', in 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), IEEE, pp. 1675 - 1676, IEEE
2019
Trofimova A; Wiley T; Pagnucco M; Velonaki M, 2019, 'Exploring human machine-mediated interaction for applications in social HRI', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 347 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3369457.3369492
2019
Sandoval EB; Brown S; Velonaki M, 2018, 'How the inclusion of design principles contribute to the development of social robots', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 535 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292239
2018
Tillman DT; Forseck J; Velonaki M, 2017, 'An exploratory case study into curatorial intervention within the context of HCI', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 540 - 555, presented at 6th International Conference, DUXU 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 09 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58640-3_39
2017
Haring KS; Watanabe K; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M, 2016, 'Expectations towards two robots with different interactive abilities', in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 433 - 434, presented at 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 07 March 2016 - 10 March 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2016.7451792
2016
Haring KS; Silvera-Tawil D; Takahashi T; Watanabe K; Velonaki M, 2016, 'How people perceive different robot types: A direct comparison of an android, humanoid, and non-biomimetic robot', in 2016 8th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2016, Kantary Hill Hotel Chiangmai, Thailand, pp. 265 - 270, presented at 2016 8th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology (KST), Kantary Hill Hotel Chiangmai, Thailand, 03 February 2016 - 06 February 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/KST.2016.7440504
2016
Haring KS; Silvera-Tawil D; Watanabe K; Velonaki M, 2016, 'The influence of robot appearance and interactive ability in HRI: A cross-cultural study', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Kansas City, MO, USA, pp. 392 - 401, presented at International Conference on Social Robotics 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA, 01 November 2016 - 03 November 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47437-3_38
2016
Haring KS; Watanabe K; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M; Takahashi T, 2015, 'Changes in perception of a small humanoid robot', in ICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, pp. 83 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICARA.2015.7081129
2015
Haring KS; Silvera-Tawil D; Takahashi T; Velonaki M; Watanabe K, 2015, 'Perception of a humanoid robot: A cross-cultural comparison', in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 821 - 826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333613
2015
Tillman DT; Velonaki M; Gemeinboeck P, 2015, 'Authenticating experience: Curating digital interactive art', in TEI 2015 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pp. 429 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2677199.2691602
2015
Tillman DJ; Velonaki M, 2015, 'Curating: a disruptive technique for disruptive technologies', in Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2015: disruption, Vancouver BC Canada, presented at ISEA 2015: disruption, Vancouver BC Canada, 14 August 2015 - 17 November 2015
2015
Ball A; Rye D; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M, 2015, 'Group Vs. Individual comfort when a robot approaches', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 41 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25554-5_5
2015
Ball A; Rye D; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M, 2015, 'Understanding group comfort through directional statistics', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 51 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25554-5_6
2015
Haring KS; Watanabe K; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M; Matsumoto Y, 2015, 'Touching an Android robot: Would you do it and how?', in Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, ICCAR 2015, pp. 8 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCAR.2015.7165993
2015
Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M; Rye D, 2015, 'Human-robot interaction with humanoid Diamandini using an open experimentation method', in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 425 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333674
2015
Dunstan BJ; Silvera-Tawil D; Koh JTKV; Velonaki M, 2015, 'Cultural robotics: Robots as participants and creators of culture', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Kobe, Japan, pp. 3 - 13, presented at 2015 International Workshop in Cultural Robotics, Kobe, Japan, 31 August 2015 - 31 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42945-8_1
2015
Kerstin Sophie Haring ; Silvera Tawil D; Yoshio Matsumoto ; Mari Velonaki ; Katsumi Watanabe , 2014, 'Perception of an Android Robot in Japan and Australia: A Cross-Cultural Comparison', in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014, Springer International Publishing, Sydney, Australia, pp. 166 - 175, presented at ICSR, Sydney, Australia, 27 October 2014 - 29 October 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11973-1_17
2014
Adrian Ball ; Silvera Tawil D; David Rye ; Mari Velonaki , 2014, 'Group Comfortability When a Robot Approaches', in Beetz M; Johnston B; Williams M (eds.), Social Robotics, Springer International Publishing, Sydney, Australia, pp. 44 - 53, presented at 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Sydney, Australia, 27 October 2014 - 29 November 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11973-1_5
2014
Velonaki M ; Silvera D; Rye, D. , 2013, 'Affective Human-Robot Interactions in Social Spaces: Two Case Studies', in Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2013., Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo Japan, presented at Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo Japan, 03 March 2013 - 06 March 2014, http://www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/~odamm/papers/final_Silvera-Tawil.pdf
2013
Ball A; Rye D; Velonaki M; Ramos F, 2012, 'Unsupervised clustering of people from ‘skeleton’ data', in Yanco H; Steinfeld A; Evers V; Chadwicke Jenkins O (eds.), Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Seventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 225 - 226, presented at Seventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 05 March 2012 - 08 March 2012
2012
Silvera Tawil D; Velonaki M; Rye D, 2012, 'EIT-based Sensitive Skin and Touch Interpretation for Human-Robot Interaction', in Lobo O; Corke P; Rusu RB (eds.), Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Workshops and Tutorials, Workshop on Advances in Tactile Sensing and Touch-Based Human-Robot Interaction, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Algarve [Portugal], presented at Workshop on Advances in Tactile Sensing and Touch-Based Human-Robot Interaction, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Algarve [Portugal], 07 October 2012 - 12 October 2012, https://www.sites.google.com/site/silveratawil/Publications
2012
Ball A; Rye D; Ramos F; Velonaki M, 2012, 'Unsupervised clustering of people from skeleton data', in Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, New York NY, USA, pp. 225 - 226, presented at 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Hilton Back Bay Boston, MA, USA, 05 March 2012 - 08 March 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2157689.2157767
2012
Ball AK; Rye D; Ramos F; Velonaki M, 2011, 'A comparison of unsupervised learning algorithms for gesture clustering', in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, New York, pp. 111 - 112, presented at 6th International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Lausanne, Switzerland, 06 March 2011 - 09 March 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1957656.1957686
2011
Silvera Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2011, 'Touch modality interpretation for an EIT-based sensitive skin', in Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE, Shanghai, China, pp. 3770 - 3776, presented at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China, 09 May 2011 - 13 May 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979697
2011
Silvera Tawil D; Velonaki ; Rye , 2009, 'Engagement, trust and intimacy: interactions between a human and a robot', in Engagement, trust and intimacy: interactions between a human and a robot, Super Human: Revolution of the Species, presented at Super Human: Revolution of the Species, 25 November 2009 - 26 November 2009
2009
Silvera Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2009, 'Improved EIT drive patterns for a robotics sensitive skin', in Scheding S (ed.), Improved EIT drive patterns for a robotics sensitive skin, Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, presented at Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 02 December 2009 - 09 December 2009
2009
Silvera Tawil D; Velonaki ; Rye , 2009, 'Artificial skin for human-robot interaction', in Artificial skin for human-robot interaction, Workshop on Tactile Sensing in Humanoids, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, presented at Workshop on Tactile Sensing in Humanoids, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 07 December 2009 - 10 December 2009
2009
Journal articles
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Cappuccio ML; Sandoval EB; Mubin O; Obaid M; Velonaki M, 2021, 'Robotics Aids for Character Building: More than Just Another Enabling Condition', International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-021-00756-y
2021
Cappuccio ML; Sandoval EB; Mubin O; Obaid M; Velonaki M, 2020, 'Can Robots Make Us Better Humans?', International Journal of Social Robotics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-020-00700-6
2020
Giannopulu I; Etournaud A; Terada K; Velonaki M; Watanabe T, 2020, 'Ordered interpersonal synchronisation in ASD children via robots', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74438-6
2020
Haring KS; Watanabe K; Velonaki M; Tossell CC; Finomore V, 2018, 'FFAB: The form function attribution bias in human–robot interaction', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, vol. 10, pp. 843 - 851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2018.2851569
2018
Ball AK; Rye DC; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M, 2017, 'How Should a Robot Approach Two People?', JOURNAL OF HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION, vol. 6, pp. 71 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.5898/JHRI.6.3.Ball
2017
Silvera-Tawil D; Rye D; Soleimani M; Velonaki M, 2015, 'Electrical Impedance Tomography for Artificial Sensitive Robotic Skin: A Review', IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 15, pp. 2001 - 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2014.2375346
2015
Silvera-Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2014, 'Interpretation of Social Touch on an Artificial Arm Covered with an EIT-based Sensitive Skin', International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-013-0223-x
2014
Silvera-Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2014, 'Artificial skin and tactile sensing for socially interactive robots: A review', Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 63, pp. 230 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2014.09.008
2014
Tawil DS; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2013, 'Erratum: Interpretation of the modality of touch on an artificial arm covered with an EIT-based sensitive skin (The International Journal of Robotics Research (2012) 31: 13 (1627-1641) DOI: 10.1177/0278364912455441)', International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 32, pp. 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0278364912474543
2013
Velonaki M, 2012, 'Multi-objective evaluation of cross-disciplinary experimental research', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 8, pp. 01/08 - 08/08
2012
Velonaki M, 2012, 'Multi-objective evaluation of cross-disciplinary experimental research', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 8, pp. 01/08 - 08/08, http://www.materialthinking.org/sites/default/files/papers/SMT_V8_P11_Velonaki_0.pdf
2012
Silvera Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2012, 'Interpretation of the modality of touch on an artificial arm covered with an EIT-based sensitive skin', International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 31, pp. 1627 - 1642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0278364912455441
2012
Silvera Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2011, 'Improved image reconstruction for an EIT-based sensitive skin with multiple internal electrodes', IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 27, pp. 425 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2011.2125310
2011
Velonaki M; Silvera Tawil D; Rye D, 2010, 'Engagement, trust, intimacy: touch sensing for human-robot interaction', Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media, pp. 102 - 119
2010
Tawil DS; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2009, 'Improved EIT drive patterns for a robotics sensitive skin', Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2009
2009
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2008, 'Fish-Bird: Cross-disciplinary collaboration', IEEE Multimedia, vol. 15, pp. 10 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MMUL.2008.7
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S, 2008, 'Panel discussion: Engagement, trust and intimacy: Are these the essential elements for a 'successful' interaction between a human and a robot?', AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report, vol. SS-08-04, pp. 141 - 142
2008
Velonaki M; Scheding S; Rye D; Durrant-Whyte H, 2008, 'Shared spaces: Media art, computing, and robotics', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1461999.1462003
2008
Velonaki M, 2008, 'Interview with Mari Velonaki, Australian Center for Field Robotics', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1461999.1462001
2008
Rye D; Velonaki M; Williams S; Scheding S, 2005, 'Fish-bird: Human-robot interaction in a contemporary arts setting', Proceedings of the 2005 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2005
2005
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Velonaki M, 2018, When will I see you again?, Post Life, Beijing Media Arts Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 04 September 2018 - 25 September 2018, medium: Mixed media: bed, bedding, coffee table, dinner tray, iPads, digital photos, magazines, cups and dishes, custom software, electronics. Featuring an interactive device, created for people suffering from Dementia, that reminds the user of when their loved one will return., at: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/f7rHHk4K2Zca_qLyoXQU_g
2018
Velonaki M, 2018, Fish-Bird, ...And the Things We Do, PROTOTIPOAK 2018, Azkuna Zentroa Building, Bilbao, Spain, 31 May 2018 - 16 September 2018, medium: Mixed Media: robotic wheelchairs, code, paper, ink, digital vocabulary, sensor technology, at: https://www.azkunazentroa.eus/az/ingl/activities/fishbird-1/al_evento_fa
2018
Davies AP; Velonaki M; Rye D, 2017, Catch The Tiger, Catch the Tiger, The National Facility for Human-Robot Interaction Research, UNSW, Paddington Campus, 20 September 2017 - 11 October 2017, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/catch-the-tiger/
2017
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2016, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery, - , medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2016
Velonaki M; Pagnucco M; Raguse B; Ladouceur F, 2015, Blue Iris, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, Queen Victoria Gallery and Museum, Launceston, Australia, 06 June 2015 - 16 August 2015, medium: Interactive installation incorporating prototypes of responsive wallpaper using nano-particles, in collaboration with M. Pagnucco: scripting language development, B. Raguse: nano-particle application development & F. Ladouceur: new materials development, at: https://cusp-design.com/venue/queen-victoria-museum-and-art-gallery/
2015
Velonaki M; Pagnucco M; Raguse B; Ladouceur F, 2015, Blue Iris, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, Mornington Penninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Australia, 27 February 2015 - 26 April 2015, medium: Interactive installation incorporating prototypes of responsive wallpaper using nano-particles, in collaboration with M. Pagnucco: scripting language development, B. Raguse: nano-particle application development & F. Ladouceur: new materials development, at: https://cusp-design.com/venue/mornington-peninsula-regional-gallery-2/
2015
Velonaki M; Pagnucco M; Raguse B; Ladouceur F, 2014, Blue Iris, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia, 09 February 2014 - 26 April 2014, medium: Interactive installation incorporating prototypes of responsive wallpaper using nano-particles, in collaboration with M. Pagnucco: scripting language development, B. Raguse: nano-particle application development & F. Ladouceur: new materials development, at: https://cusp-design.com/venue/jamfactory/
2014
Velonaki M; Pagnucco M; Raguse B; Ladouceur F, 2014, Blue Iris, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, Western Plains Cultural Centre, 10 May 2014 - 03 August 2014, medium: Interactive installation incorporating prototypes of responsive wallpaper using nano-particles, in collaboration with M. Pagnucco: scripting language development, B. Raguse: nano-particle application development & F. Ladouceur: new materials development, at: https://cusp-design.com/designers/
2014
Velonaki M; Pagnucco M; Raguse B; Ladouceur F, 2014, Blue Iris, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, 12 September 2014 - 12 October 2014, medium: Interactive installation incorporating prototypes of responsive wallpaper using nano-particles, in collaboration with M. Pagnucco: scripting language development, B. Raguse: nano-particle application development & F. Ladouceur: new materials development, at: https://cusp-design.com/venue/the-glasshouse/
2014
Velonaki M; Pagnucco M; Raguse B; Ladouceur F, 2014, Blue Iris, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 01 November 2014 - 14 February 2015, medium: Interactive installation incorporating prototypes of responsive wallpaper using nano-particles, in collaboration with M. Pagnucco: scripting language development, B. Raguse: nano-particle application development & F. Ladouceur: new materials development, at: https://cusp-design.com/venue/state-library-of-queensland/
2014
Velonaki M, 2013, The Woman and the Snowman, [solo exhibition], Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, 02 May 2013 - 16 June 2013, at: http://www.artspace.org.au/gallery_project.php?i=182
2013
Velonaki M, 2013, Blue Iris, CUSP - Designing to the next decade, Casula Powerhouse, 06 July 2013 - 01 September 2013, at: http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/cusp-designing-into-the-next-decade.aspx
2013
Velonaki M; Rye D; Calleija M, 2013, Diamandini, Robotronica, Old Government House, QUT, Brisbane Australia, 18 August 2013 - 18 August 2013, medium: robotic installation, mechatronic systems design and motion base design, at: http://www.robotronica.qut.edu.au/installations/diamandini.php
2013
Velonaki M, 2013, Diamandini, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, 12 December 2013 - 09 March 2014, at: http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/time-motion-redefining-working-life/
2013
Velonaki M; Rye D; Calleija M, 2012, Diamandini, Digital Weekend / London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK, 14 September 2012 - 23 September 2012, medium: robotic installation, mechatronic systems design, and motion base
2012
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2011, Circle D: Fragile Balances, traslife, the International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China, Bejing, China, 26 July 2011 - 17 August 2011, medium: interactive installation with 2 autonomous artists, mechatronic systems design and software design
2011
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2011, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, translife, the International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing China, 26 July 2011 - 17 August 2011, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2011
Velonaki M; Rye D; Calleija M, 2011, Diamandini, Uncontainable / Signs of Life, Taksim Cumhuriyet Sanat Galerisi / ISEA 2011 / Istanbul Turkey, 15 September 2011 - 10 October 2011, medium: Robotic installation in collaboration with D. Rye: mechatronic systems design, and M. Calleija: motion base design.
2011
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2010, Circle E: Fragile Balances, Fugue in the Key of Understanding, Osage Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 27 March 2010 - 18 April 2010, medium: installation with kinetic object, mechatronic systems design
2010
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S, 2010, Circle D: Fragile Balances, Fugue in the Key of Understanding, Osage Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 27 March 2010 - 18 April 2010, medium: interactive installation with 2 autonomous objects, mechatronics systems design
2010
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2010, Circle E: Fragile Balances, The Trickster, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan City, South Korea, 07 September 2010 - 05 December 2010, medium: installation with kinetic object, mechatronic systems design
2010
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2010, Circle D: Fragile Balances, The Trickster, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan City, South Korea, 07 September 2010 - 05 December 2010, medium: interactive installation with 2 autonomous objects, mechatronic systems and software design
2010
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2010, Current State of Affairs, Unknown Territories - Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Australia, 10 September 2010 - 04 October 2010
2010
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2009, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, ENTER ACTION - Digital Art News, ARoS Arhus Kuntsmuseum, Arhus Denmark, 07 February 2009 - 26 April 2009, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2009
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2009, Circle E: Fragile Balances, Double Take: Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts 2009, Art Gallery of NSW, 07 May 2009 - 19 July 2009, medium: installation with kinetic object, mechatronic systems design
2009
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2009, Circle E: Fragile Balances, Super Human: Revolution of the Species, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne Australia, 05 November 2009 - 05 December 2009, medium: installation with kinetic object, mechatronic systems design, at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2009/november/super-human--revolution-of-the-species
2009
Velonaki M; Rye D; Sheding S, 2008, Circle D: Fragile Balances, Premier of Queensland's National New Media Art Award Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia, 01 November 2008 - 08 February 2009, medium: interactive installation with two autonomous objects
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S, 2008, Circle D: Fragile Balances, Double Take: Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Australia, 01 November 2008 - 08 February 2009, medium: interactive installation with autonomous objects, mechatronic systems design and software design
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2008, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Australia Research Council, ARC Major Awards Ceremony, Australian Parliament House, Canberra Australia, - , medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Sheding S, 2008, Circle D: Fragile Balances, Mirror States, Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko, Aukland New Zealand, 16 May 2008 - 28 June 2008, medium: interactive installation with two autonomous objects
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S, 2008, Circle D: Fragile Balances, Mirror States, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney Australia, 18 July 2008 - 24 August 2008, medium: interactive installation with two autonomous objects, mechatronic systems design and software design and implementation
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2008, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Mirror States, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney Australia, 18 July 2008 - 24 August 2008, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2008
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2007, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Strange Attractors: Charm between art & science, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney Australia, 01 February 2007 - 01 May 2007, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2007
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2006, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Strange Attractors, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai China, - , medium: light reactive installation
2006
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2006, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Can We Fall in Love With a Machine, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh Cultural Estate, Pittsburgh USA, 27 January 2006 - 01 April 2006, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2006
Velonaki M, 2005, Pin Cushion, International Digital Art Awards 05, Victoria College of Art of the Arts Gallery, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2005
Velonaki M, 2005, Pin Cushion, Beijing New Media Arts Biennial, China Millennium Art Museum, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2005
Velonaki M, 2005, Pin Cushion, International Digital Art Awards 05, Queensland University of Technology Gallery, Brisbane Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2005
Velonaki M, 2005, Remedial State, The Shangri-La Collective, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, Philippines, - , medium: video performance
2005
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2005, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Unnamed, Artspace Visual Art Centre, Sydney Australia, 22 September 2005 - 19 October 2005, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2005
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2004, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Science EXPOsed, NSW Parliament House, Sydney Australia, - , medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2004
Velonaki M, 2004, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery, - , at: http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/the-imitation-game/
2004
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S, 2004, Embracement, Biennale of Electronic Arts, John Curtin Gallery, Perth Australia, - , medium: light reactive installation
2004
Velonaki M; Zebington G, 2004, Unstill Life, Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Novamedia, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with computer vision
2004
Velonaki M, 2004, Remedial State, The Shangri-La Collective, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne and Sydney Australia, - , medium: video performance
2004
Velonaki M, 2004, Remedial State, The Shangri-La Collective, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, - , medium: video performance
2004
Velonaki M, 2004, Remedial State, The Shangri-La Collective, - , medium: video performance
2004
Velonaki M, 2004, Remedial State, The Shangri-La Collective, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia, - , medium: video performance
2004
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S; Williams S, 2004, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, Unnatural Selection - Australian Media Art, Ars Electronica 2004 - TIMESHIFT, Linz, Austria, 02 September 2004 - 07 September 2007, medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2004
Velonaki M, 2004, Mutual Exchange: Throw, Reactivate, Experimedia at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with computer vision
2004
Velonaki M; Rye D; Sheding S; Williams S, 2004, Fish-Bird: Circle B - Movement C, ResArtis, ResArtis, - , medium: interactive installation with two robots and multi-sensor perception system, robotic systems design, software system architecture, tracking system
2004
Velonaki M; Zebington G, 2003, Unstill Life, Outside In, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with computer vision
2003
Velonaki M, 2003, Remedial State, The Shangri-La Collective, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, - , medium: video performance
2003
Velonaki M; Rye D; Scheding S, 2003, Embracement, Primavera 2003, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia, - , medium: light reactive installation
2003
Velonaki M, 2002, Pin Cushion, St@rt Up, Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington NZ, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2002
Velonaki M, 2002, Mutual Exchange: Throw, D>Art Festival, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with computer vision
2002
Velonaki M, 2002, Mutual Exchange: Throw, D>art Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, - , medium: interactive installation utilising computer vision
2002
Velonaki M, 2002, Pin Cushion, Heterosis, ARCO 2002, Conde Duque Museum, Madrid Spain, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2002
Velonaki M, 2002, Pin Cushion, Converge: Where Art and Science Meet, The 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2002
Velonaki M, 2001, Pin Cushion, European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2001
Velonaki M; Zebington G, 2000, Unstill Life, Spectrascope, The Performance Space, - , medium: interactive installation utilising computer vision
2000
Velonaki M, 2000, Pin Cushion, Transformers, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, - , medium: interactive installation utilising electrostatic control devices
2000
Velonaki M, 2000, Pin Cushion, Future Screen 00, Artificial Life: HARD/SOFT/WET, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney Australia, - , medium: interactive art installation with electrostatic control devices
2000
Velonaki M; West D, 1999, Lumen
1999
Velonaki M, 1999, Amor Veneris, Sci-Art, Sciencentre of Queensland, Brisbane, - , medium: breath activated interactive installation
1999
Velonaki M, 1999, Amor Veneris, National Digital Art Awards, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, - , medium: breath activated interactive installation
1999
Velonaki M, 1998, Red Armchair 4, Surveillance, Artspace, Sydney, - , medium: speech activated interactive installation
1998
Velonaki M; Chammas S, 1997, Phaedra's Circle, Novaseta, Novaseta, Ton-Build-Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland, - , medium: collaborative multimedia installation and performance
1997
Velonaki M; Chammas S, 1997, Phaedra's Circle, Kunsthalle Prisma, Kunsthalle Prisma, - , medium: collaborative multimedia installation and performance
1997
Conference Posters
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Benitez Sandoval E; Brown SA; Velonaki M, (ed.), 2018, 'How the inclusion of design principles contribute to the development of social robots', Melbourne, Australia, pp. 535 - 538, presented at OzCHI 2018, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2018 - 07 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292239
2018
Theses / Dissertations
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Tillman D, 2018, New Media Curation: a novel methodology with preliminary criteria for exhibiting new media and interactive art, UNSW Art & Design
2018
Silvera Tawil D, 2007, Fish-Bird Circle B–Movement D
2007
Conference Presentations
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Thomas P; Velonaki M, 2018, 'Artificial intelligence and robotics create in the dark', presented at Australian Council of Art and Design Schools, Perth, 27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018, https://acuads.com.au/conference/2018-conference/
2018
Book Chapters
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Davies AP; Crosby A, 2016, 'Compressorhead: The Robot Band and its Transmedia Storyworld', in Koh J; Dunstan B; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M (ed.), Cultural Robotics, First International Workshop, CR 2015, Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, edn. Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 175 - 189
2016
Gemeinboeck P; Saunders R, 2016, 'The Performance of Creative Machines', in Koh JTKV; Dunstan BJ; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M (ed.), Cultural Robotics. First International Workshop, CR 2015, Springer International Publishing, pp. 159 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42945-8_13
2016
Gemeinboeck P; Saunders R, 2016, 'Towards Socializing Non-anthropomorphic Robots by Harnessing Dancers’ Kinesthetic Awareness', in Koh J; Dunstan B; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M (ed.), Cultural Robotics. First International Workshop, CR 2015, Springer International Publishing, pp. 85 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42945-8_8
2016
Dunstan BJ; Silvera Tawil D; Koh JTKV, 2016, 'Cultural Robotics: Robots as Participants and Creators of Culture', in Dunstan BJ; Silvera Tawil D; Koh JTKV; Velonaki M (ed.), Cultural Robotics: First International Workshop, CR 2015, Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan, August 31, 2015. Revised Selected Papers, Springer International Publishing, pp. 3 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42945-8
2016
Turnbull Tillman D; Velonaki M, 2016, 'Disruption and Reflection: A Curatorial Case Study', in England D; Schiphorst T; BryanKinns N (ed.), Springer Series on Cultural Computing, edn. Springer Series on Cultural Computing, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, pp. 181 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28722-5_12
2016
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2016, 'Designing robots creatively.', in Robots and Art Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis, Springer, pp. 379 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0321-9_19
2016
Velonaki M, 2015, 'Diamandini', in Beyond the Display 21世紀における、現象のアートとデザイン, Bnn, Incorporated; RAM, http://www.bnn.co.jp/EG/books/2158/
2015
Velonaki M, 2014, 'Human-robot interaction in prepared environments: Introducing an element of surprise by reassigning identities in familiar objects.', in Digital Da Vinci: Computers in the Arts and Sciences, Springer, pp. 211 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0965-0
2014
Velonaki M, 2014, 'Human-Robot Interaction in Prepared Environments: Introducing an Element of Surprise by Reassigning Identities in Familiar Objects', in Digital Da Vinci, Springer New York, pp. 211 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0965-0_11
2014
Velonaki M, 2014, 'Introducing an element of surprise by reassigning identities in familiar objects.', in Digital Da Vinci Computers in the Arts and Sciences, Springer, pp. 211 - 222
2014
Ball A; Slivera-Tawil D; Rye D; Velonaki M, 2014, 'Group comfortability when a robot approaches', in Social Robotics 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 27-29, 2014. Proceedings, Springer, pp. 44 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11973-1
2014
Haring KS; Silvera-Tawil D; Matsumoto Y; Velonaki M; Watanabe K, 2014, 'Perception of an android robot in Japan and Australia: A cross-cultural comparison.', in Social Robotics 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 27-29, 2014. Proceedings, Springer, pp. 166 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11973-1
2014
Velonaki M; Rye D, 2013, 'Art and robotics: A brief account of eleven years of cross-disciplinary invention', in Dong A; Conomos J; Buckley B (ed.), Ecologies of invention, Sydney University Press, Sydney NSW, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000348509300006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2013
Edited Books
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Koh JT; Dunstan BJ; Silvera-Tawil D; Velonaki M, (eds.), 2016, Cultural Robotics First International Workshop, CR 2015, Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan, August 31, 2015., Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42945-8
2016
Visual Arts
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Velonaki M, 1999, Exhibited: National digital art awards at , publication category: Visual Arts
1999

Human Robot Interaction, Responsive Systems, New Media Art.