Dr Belinda Dunstan

Dr Belinda Dunstan

Lecturer

Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Australia Art & Design, Creative Robotics Lab
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), UNSW Australia Art & Design
Bachelor of Art Education, UNSW Australia Art & Design

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Belinda J Dunstan is a Lecturer in the UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. She received her PhD from the UNSW Creative Robotics Lab, and is the Principal Lead for the lab.
Belinda is the Director of the Minor in Social Robotics for the Bachelor of Design, and the Course Convenor for Interior Architecture: Critical Perspectives and for Computational Design: Human-Machine Interaction. 
Belinda’s research focuses on the appearance design, movement planning and future cultural implications of social robots. Her current research interests are in social robot morphology, critical futuring, technology ethics and designing for diversity. Belinda has published with first quartile publishers such as SAGE Journal, Taylor & Francis and Springer and presented at T1 international robotics conferences such as SIGGRAPH, RO-MAN and ICRA. She is the lead editor of Cultural Robotics: Social Robots and their Emergent Cultural Ecologies (Springer, 2023).

Location
Faculty of Built Environment 2009 Red Centre Building
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Dunstan B; Hoffman G, 2023, 'Social Robot Morphology: Cultural Histories of Robot Design', in Dunstan B; Turnbull Tillman D (ed.), Cultural Robotics: Social Robots and their Emergent Cultural Ecologies, Springer Cham, https://link.springer.com/book/9783031281372
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Dunstan B; Koh JTKV, 2023, 'Emergent Cultural Ecologies in Social Robotics', in Dunstan B; Turnbull Tillman D; Brown S (ed.), Cultural Robotics: Social Robots and their Emergent Cultural Ecologies, Springer, Cham, https://link.springer.com/book/9783031281372
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Marynowski W; Knowles J; Bown O, 2023, 'Sonic robotics: musical genres as platforms for understanding robotic performance as cultural events', in Dunstan B; Koh J; Turnbull Tilman D; Brown S (ed.), Cultural Robotics 2.0
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dunstan B; Fabbri A; Haeusler M; Ramos Jaime C; Yu KD, 2019, 'The Centaur Pod Pavilion', in Computational Design. From Promise to Practice, pp. 80 - 95
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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, Springer International Publishing, pp. 175 - 189
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dunstan BJ; Koh JT, 2015, 'A Cognitive Model for Human WIllingness to Collaborate with Robots', in Samani H (ed.), Cognitive Robotics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 127 - 137, https://www.crcpress.com/Cognitive-Robotics/Samani/9781482244564
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dunstan BJ, 2015, 'A Cognitive Model for Human Willingness to Collaborate with Robots: The Emergence of Cultural Robotics', in Cognitive Robotics, pp. 127 - 142
  • Edited Books | 2023
    Dunstan B, (ed.), 2023, Cultural Robotics: Social Robots and their Emergent Cultural Ecologies, Springer, Cham, https://link.springer.com/book/9783031281372
    Edited Books | 2016
    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
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Fabbri A; Dunstan B; Haeusler M, 2018, 'HRI for the Construction Industry: Challenging Architectural Fabrication towards Collaborative Artisanal Choreographies', International Journal of Architectural Computing, 16
    Journal articles | 2016
    Koh JTKV; Dunstan BJ; Silvera-Tawil D, 2016, 'Preface', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9549
  • Creative Written Works | 2022
    Dunstan B, 2022, Still, Life: Artist Statement, SHErobots: Tool, Toy Companion, Turnbull Tillman D, (ed.), The University of Sydney
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2022
    Dunstan B, 2022, Still, Life (2022), SHErobots, Tinsheds Gallery, 20 October 2022 - 26 November 2022, medium: Silicone, at: https://architectureau.com/calendar/exhibitions/she-robots-tool-toy-companion/
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Dunstan B, 2019, FEMUFACTURE: Artist Statement, FEMUFACTURE e-catalogue, https://jpf.org.au/jpf/jpfmedia/Femufacture-e-catalogue-2019.pdf
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dunstan B, 2019, Still, Life (2019), FEMUFACTURE, The Japan Foundation, Sydney, 06 February 2019 - 27 March 2019, medium: Silicone Eco-Flex rubber compound, fabric, rubber adhesive. Formed from laser-cut Perspex moulds, at: https://jpf.org.au/media-releases/femufacture/
    Reports | 2017
    Dunstan B, 2017, A Guide to Ethical Conduct in Human Research for UNSW Art & Design Research Practitioners, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Online, https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.unimelb.edu.au/dist/2/145/files/2017/10/A-guide-to-Ethical-Conduct-in-Human-Research-for-UNSW-Art-Design-1ywh6wm.pdf
    Patents | 2015
    Dunstan B, 2015, Robot Movement and Morphology Design Patent, Patent No. #JP2016-052253
    Conference Papers | 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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dunstan BJ; Koh JTKV, 2014, 'A cognitive model for human willingness in human-robot interaction development', in Zhu K (ed.), SA '14 SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, ACM, Shenzhen, China, presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA, Shenzhen, China, 03 November 2014 - 06 November 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2668947.2668952

UNSW Built Environment Early Career Research Grant (2021)
CoBuild 4.0 in collaboration with Landom NSW (2018)
UNSW Faculty Travel Grant (2015)
UNSW Faculty Travel Grant (2014)
Australian Postgraduate Award (2014–2017)
UNSW Isenberg Award for Excellence in Sculpture (2013)

UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Sessional Staff) (2015)
UNSW CATEI Award for Outstanding Teaching Performance (2016: S1)
UNSW CATEI Award for Outstanding Teaching Performance (2015: S1, S2)
UNSW CATEI Award for Outstanding Teaching Performance (2014: S1, S2)

 

 

[TED talk profile]: TEDx UNSW: https://medium.com/@tedxunsw/meet-belinda-dunstan-4ea2f6b95410 

[Interview]: UNSW Newsroom, ‘Social robotics can help us move towards a more inclusive society’: https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/art-architecture-design/social-robotics-can-help-us-move-towards-more-inclusive-society

[Podcast Interview]: OPENSCR Podcast, Episode 2- Cultural Robotics, Technology Ethics and Human-Machine Interaction: https://opensrcpodcast.podbean.com/e/dr-belinda-dunstan-episode-2-cultural-robotics-technology-ethics-and-human-machine-interactions/

[Panel Moderator]: Sydney Writer’s Festival, Technology Panel: Keeping Tech in Check- https://www.swf.org.au/festivals/festival-2022/keeping-tech-in-check/

[Radio]: Interview with John Stanley 2GB: https://www.2gb.com/podcast/could-a-robot-work-as-the-family-pet/ 

[Interview Panel Recording]: AI in Legal Practice Summit 2018: AI Law, Robot Personalities, Ethics, Regulation & Risk Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb6hylYxvv0&t=1615s 

[Interview Panel Recording]: Panel discussion at Goethe-Institut Australia, on Humans and IA: https://youtu.be/o9G-gUz3rqw 

[Interview Panel Link]: VIVID Sydney: Art Meets Artificial Intelligence: https://generalassemb.ly/instructors/belinda-dunstan/20204 

[Weblink]: Sydney Design Week: FEMUFACTURE, Exhibition and Panel Discussion: https://jpf.org.au/events/femufacture/ 

[Weblink] Sparkfest 2020 Tech Talk: Internet of Things: https://www.evensi.com/tech-talks-internet-rhodes-nsw-shoreline-drive-30/382957371 

[Print]: Interview with MUAH: Social Robotics and Collaboration: https://mwah.live/blog/social-robots-collaboration-and-therapy 

[Print]: Interview with Create Digital for Engineers Australia: https://medium.com/@tedxunsw/meet-belinda-dunstan-4ea2f6b95410 

[Weblink] ANAT SALON :: Emotionally Engaging the Machine: https://events.humanitix.com.au/copy-of-anat-salon-sydney-emotionally-engaging-the-machine

[Workshop]: Rising Sun Motorcycle Workshop: https://www.risingsunworkshop.com/blog/2016/12/13/digital-fabrication-and-rapid-prototyping-with-belinda-dunstan-1