I have even been granted an honorary degree by the 2nd article, I'm now "Dr Aaron Powers". (They didn't get all the facts right on the paper, though. You can read the real thing if you care.)
There's also a good article by the same author on a friend's paper at HRI too:
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Human-Robot Interaction 2007 conference was in DC a week ago. Apparently, two robots talking to each other is better at attracting attention than one robot talking to itself -- more socially interesting (best paper by ATR/Osaka), and the Roomba gets whole families involved in cleaning more than standard vacuums (runner up for best paper by Jodi Forlizzi). Of course, my talk was great too :) It may be reported in "New Scientist" within the next few days...