Dr Belinda Dunstan

Dr Belinda Dunstan

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 Dunstan is a Lecturer in the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment. She received her PhD from the UNSW Art & Design Creative Robotics Lab, and is the Human Futures Lead for the lab.
Belinda is the Course Convenor for Interior Architecture: Critical Perspectives and Computational Design: Human-Machine Interaction.
Her current research interests are in social robot morphology, technology ethics and designing for diversity. Belinda’s research focuses on the appearance design, movement planning and future cultural implications of social robots. She is a co-editor of Cultural Robotics: robots as participants and creators of culture (Springer, 2016).

Faculty of Built Environment 2009 Red Centre Building
  • 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, edn. Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, 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
  • 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, vol. 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), vol. 9549
  • 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