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Human-Friendly Robotics 2022
Conferences & Visits | April 25, 2022
This year’s International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2022) will be organized at the Delft University of Technology. More information can be found on the website: https://sites.google.com/view/hfr2022/home
Starting with worker-centered robots
General | February 11, 2022
The first academic project around FRAIM has had its kick-off on February 10th 2022. Our vision towards worker-centered transdisciplinary research towards robot-assisted workprocesses was included in the recently awarded BrightSky proje...
Real-world tests at Renault
General | November 22, 2021
Timo Melman and Niek Beckers just got back from their real-world tests at Renault. Driving in eco-mode is good for the environment and your wallet, so why doesn’t everybody always drive in eco-mode? Unfortunately, the thing that make...
David scientific director AiTech
General | September 1, 2021
From september onwards, David has taken over leadership over the interdisciplinary AiTech programme, from prof Inald Lagendijk.
Luka gave talks at IROS 2021 and ICAR 2021 workshops
Conferences & Visits | April 22, 2021
As an invited speaker, Luka Peternel gave a talk at the 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Workshop on Variable Impedance Robotics Skills: Challenges and Opportunities. He gave another invit...
Luka talks at IROS 2020 workshop
Conferences & Visits | December 14, 2020
As a co-organiser, Luka Peternel gave a talk at the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) workshop Ergonomic Human-Robot Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges.
Luka talks at RO-MAN 2020 workshop
Conferences & Visits | October 5, 2020
As an invited speaker, Luka Peternel gave a talk at the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) workshop TIGHT – Tactile InteGration for Humans and arTificial systems.
Spotlight talk on mitigating emergent behavior at RSS2020
Conferences & Visits | July 13, 2020
Timo, Niek and David presented a spotlight talk on “Mitigating undesirable emergent behaviour arising between driver and semi-automated vehicle” (link to the video) during the RSS 2020 Workshop on Emergent Behaviors in Human-Robot ...
Ergonomics Keynote in Berlin
Conferences & Visits | March 16, 2020
David was invited to hold the keynote lecture of the 66th Spring Conference of the German Society of Ergonomics on March 16-18 in Berlin. Due to the corona measures the organisation had to reschedule the conference to be held virtually...
AiTech at Design for Values
Conferences & Visits | January 10, 2020
David presented AiTech-related work on designing assistance systems that mitigate behavioural adaptation at the ‘Design for Values’ Symposium, preceding the Dies Natalis of TU Delft 2020. The symposium was recorded, so can ...
Real-world experiments for symbiotic driving
Conferences & Visits | December 8, 2019
In the period of October-December 2019, our Symbiotic Driving team performed unique experiments in Japan, facilitated through our collaboration with Nissan Motor Company. Sarvesh Kolekar arrived in Japan first, to implement in a test v...
David keynote at RWTH Aachen
Conferences & Visits | November 27, 2019
For the Vorreiter project, David was invited as keynote speaker at a symposium at RWTH Aachen, highlighting our symbiotic driving approach.
Kick-off 4TU Soft Robotics
Conferences & Visits | October 22, 2019
Today, we presented the plans of the Soft Robotics programme – in which the Delft Haptics Lab participates – to about 150 representatives from academia, industry and government. This was done in the kick-off meeting to the ...
Symbiotic Driving at SMC 2019
Conferences & Visits | October 9, 2019
At the SMC 2019 conference in Bari, our team presented symbiotic driving progress by Sarah (presenting two conference papers on driver classification) and David (who co-organized a special session on shared control).
Award for best SMC journal paper on Cybernetics
Awards & Recognitions | October 9, 2019
Yesterday, David Abbink and Max Mulder received an important award at the at the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, the flagship conference of the IEEE SMC society. The society’s most prestigious award for scientifi...
NEMO Kennislink interview
Outreach & Media | October 7, 2019
David was interviewed by Robert Visscher (in Dutch) for Nemo Kennislink, to further explain the research vision he talked about during his inaugural lecture. Click here to read the interview.
David keynote at HFES
Conferences & Visits | September 29, 2019
David Abbink was invited for the keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – Europe Chapter. He spoke about the need to think systemically about human-robot interaction, and presented s...
Conferences & Visits | September 29, 2019
On September 26th our lab was part of the 1st AiTech symposium. We introduced our activities to a select group of about 100 interested people from TU Delft and beyond at the 1st AiTech Symposium. The symposium included presentatio...
Luka talks at ICRA 2019 workshop
Conferences & Visits | September 9, 2019
As an invited speaker, Luka Peternel gave a talk at the 2019 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop on Human Movement Science for Physical Human-Robot Collaboration. The recording of the talk can b...
Michaël Wiertlewski wins best journal paper
Awards & Recognitions | July 15, 2019
Every year, the journal Transaction on Haptics – one of the top journals in our field – awards the best journal paper. We are very proud that our colleague Michaël Wiertlewski won this prestigious award this year! About th...
Symbiotic Driving at the ESV Conference
Conferences & Visits | June 14, 2019
David Abbink was invited as panel member on the Panel Session “Getting there safely together – the Interaction of Human and Machine”, on the opening day of the ESV Conference 2019. The lively discussion with Oliver Ca...
Symbiotic Driving on Dutch Television
Outreach & Media | June 14, 2019
Our VIDI research on Symbiotic Driving was featured prime time on Dutch Television. David was interviewed by Vivianne Bendermacher, to explain and demonstrate the current issues with driver-automation interaction, and how our research...
Maritime Haptics at ‘Home of Innovation’
Outreach & Media | June 14, 2019
The Maritime Haptics project was featured at the Home of Innovation, click here for more information. By ‘Erwin Suvaal van CVIII ontwerpers’
David at EUCAD for Panel Discussion
Conferences & Visits | April 2, 2019
David Abbink was invited as a panel member at the EUCAD 2019 conference. The panel discussed the future and state of the art of interaction between automated vehicles and users. Description This session will address human factor...
Inaugural Address David Abbink
Awards & Recognitions | March 22, 2019
On Friday March 22nd 2019, David Abbink gave his inaugural address as professor of Haptic Human-Robot Interaction at Delft University of Technology. In his talk David gave an overview of his work, argued why we need to focus more on r...
Symposium “The Future of Human-Robot Interaction”
Conferences & Visits | March 22, 2019
To highlight the inaugural address of prof. David Abbink, a symposium was held in the morning, for a selective audience of 100 people. Five internationally renowned speakers shared their perspectives on “The Future of Human-R...
Replication study featured in ‘De Volkskrant’
Outreach & Media | March 5, 2019
In 2017 our HRI-section colleague Joost de Winter was awarded a NWO-grant to replicate influential research from the past. He and his team, which included Bastiaan Petermeijer for year, are replicating the pupillometric research from E...
Michaël Wiertlewski joins the Haptics Lab!
People | February 28, 2019
We are very happy that Michaël Wiertlewski joins the Haptics Lab. He started March 1st 2019, as a tenure-track assistant professor. Welcome!
Luka Peternel joins the Haptics Lab
People | January 16, 2019
We are very glad to welcome our new colleague Luka Peternel! He joined the lab on Jan 15th 2019 as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Bastiaan Petermeijer speaks at the Science Night
Awards & Recognitions | October 9, 2018
Bastiaan Petermeijer was invited to talk at the opening of the Science Night in The Hague. The event, themed “super humans” was held in the atrium of the city Hall in front of 300 attendees. Bastiaan’s talk was part o...
David at two workshops @ IROS 2018
Conferences & Visits | September 22, 2018
David Abbink is an invited speaker at two workshops organised at IROS 2018 in Madrid, on Monday October 1st. In the morning, he will speak at the workshop on “Haptic-enabled shared control of robotic systems: a compromise between...
Bachelor End Project on Haptic Shared Control
People | June 22, 2018
After working half a year with a lot of devotion and enthusiasm, today Didi van Dijk, Eva Joosten, Janne Willems van Dijk en Sophie Bekker (our four bachelor end project students) presented their final results on the topic ̶...
Jeroen van Oosterhout defends his PhD
People | April 26, 2018
We are very proud to announce the PhD defence of Delft Haptics Lab colleague Jeroen van Oosterhout. On Tuesday May 1st 2018 at 15:00, he will defend his thesis entitled: “Co-operation and Haptic Assistance for Tele-manipulated ...
Renault visits Delft Haptics Lab
People | March 29, 2018
Today we received a visit from dr. Xavier Mouton, lead system architect of Renault’s Multisense. We had the kick-off for a new co-operation project between the Delft Haptics Lab, Renault and their French partner university ENST...
Tenure Track Vacancy: Haptic Human-Robot Interaction
People | February 15, 2018
Tenure-Track Vacancy at the Delft Haptics Lab! www.academictransfer.com/45248 (apply before April 1st 2018) Description of the vacancy We are currently looking for an excellent candidate to strengthen our team especially for the (tele-...
Haptic Maritime Simulator at MECSS
Conferences & Visits | November 22, 2017
At this years MECSS conference in Glasgow, Arthur Vrijdag and David Abbink present the conference paper they co-authored with Frank Hoeckx, entitled “Development of a test-setup for exploring the potential for haptic feedback for...
Sarvesh at IEEE SMC 2017
Conferences & Visits | November 4, 2017
The IEEE SMC 2017 conference was held in the beautiful destination of Banff, in Alberta – Canada from the 5th to the 8th of October 2017. I had the pleasure of presenting my work titled ‘A Human-Like Steering Model Sensitive to Unc...
Timo to the ACAI Summer School on Reinforcement Learning in Nieuwpoort
Conferences & Visits | November 3, 2017
In October Timo went to a 10 day summer school on Reinforcement Learning (RL) organized by the Vrije Universeit Brussel, TU Delft, and University of Liverpool. This summer school covered the basic introduction to RL, as well as more ...
Five Tenure Track positions for Cognitive Robotics
People | July 10, 2017
Five tenure-track positions for cognitive robotics at Delft, including one on haptic human-robot interaction To further strengthen robotic research and education, several key groups have now joined forces to form a new Department of Co...
Cognitive Robotics Department
General | July 1, 2017
As of July 1st 2017, the Delft Haptics Lab has moved from the department of BioMechanical Engineering to the new department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR). We’d like to thank the BMechE department for providing the great environment...
Demonstration Haptics for the Maritime Environment Project
General | May 23, 2017
On the afternoon of May 22 2017 the progress of the 1-year cohesion project “Haptics for the Maritime Environment” was presented to an audience of over 35 interested people from Dutch maritime industry. The afternoon consi...
Delft Haptics Lab at International Robotics Week
Conferences & Visits | April 26, 2017
On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of April, the Delft Haptics Lab was present at the combined conference of RoboBusiness Europe & TUS Expo. In the RoboValley section, we presented our work on Haptic Shared Control in car driving...
Conferences & Visits | March 30, 2017
First fully integrated drones and robotics conference, exhibition, trade show and drone-flying spectacle Delft, 28 March 2017 World renowned keynote speakers, entrepreneurs and distinguished VIP guests will be present at the Grand Open...
Mona Hichert gets her PhD
People | February 24, 2017
On Friday February 24th, Mona Hichert successfully defended her PhD on improving body-powered prostheses. Her supervisors DirkJan Veeger, Dick Plettenberg and David Abbink were proud 🙂 Congratulations!
Lotte and CloudCuddle win ASN Prize!
Awards & Recognitions | November 16, 2016
We are very proud of Lotte Leufkens and her start-up CloudCuddle: they just won the ASN Bank World Prize in the category Care and Wellbeing, and received 8,000 euro’s. This is a yearly contest for ideas to make the world a b...
Shared Control at IEEE SMC 2016
Conferences & Visits | October 17, 2016
At this year’s annual IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) conference in Budapest, Hungary (9-12 October 2016), the co-chairs of the IEEE SMC Shared Control Technical Committee organized a tutorial...
Symbiotic Driving in Dutch E-Book on Robotics
Outreach & Media | October 13, 2016
David was interviewed with Maarten Steinbuch about the future of highly automated driving, for a Dutch E-Book on “Living with Robots”. Of course, the vision of symbiotic driving was discussed during this fun and exciting i...
David at RoboBusiness USA
Conferences & Visits | September 27, 2016
David flew to RoboBusiness conference in San Jose, USA, to speak there about Delft Haptics Lab research.
Jack Schors featured in De Telegraaf
Outreach & Media | August 4, 2016
Jack Schorsch was recognized as a ‘doorbreker’ (breakthrough) in main Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf in August 2016!
Archimedes Drive receives Take-Off phase II funding
General | August 4, 2016
The board STW honors twenty proposals for the fourth round of the Take-off financing. Researchers can apply for Take-off funding to enable new economic activity, and thus scientific knowledge commercially applied. Take-off is in two pa...
Spinoff IMSystems & Lab Alumni Cloud Cuddle top Innovators in The Netherlands
Awards & Recognitions | August 4, 2016
This summer, the Haptics Lab saw two of their people as top innovators in The Netherlands. IMSystems & Cloud Cuddle, both founded by Haptics Lab members competed in the Philips Innovation Awards, the largest student entrepreneursh...
Archimedes Drive featured in de Ingenieur
Outreach & Media | July 28, 2016
July’s edition of de Ingenieur featured a short article about Haptics lab member Jack Schorsch and the Archimedes drive.
Symbiotic Driving in Dutch Media
Outreach & Media | July 15, 2016
The VIDI project on Symbiotic Driving has seen much media attention lately. One of the most important Dutch newspapers NRC interviewed David Abbink together with Frank Flemisch about symbiotic driving and the horse metaphor. The resul...
Tricia presents at ICRA workshop
Conferences & Visits | May 23, 2016
This year’s IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) was held in Stockholm, Sweden on 16-21 May. In the Human-Robot Interfaces for Enhanced Physical Interactions workshop, Tricia presented her work on ̶...
David at Max Planck Institute
Conferences & Visits | April 28, 2016
David was invited for a talk at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen at a symposium on Biological Information Processing. The Max Planck Society invited 15 leading scientists for three days of presentations and discussions, with th...
Tricia presents at Haptics Symposium
Conferences & Visits | April 12, 2016
This year’s Haptics Symposium was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 8-11 April. During the IEEE Transactions on Haptics (TOH) Special Session, Tricia presented the paper “The effect of trial-by-trial adaptation o...
Tricia speaker at MIC “The Makeable Man”
Outreach & Media | March 19, 2016
On 19 March in the Academiegebouw in Utrecht, Tricia gave a presentation about Haptics at the Medisch Interfacultair Congres 2016. At this conference for Dutch medical students and interns, she and the other invited speakers discussed ...
David invited lectures in Japan
Conferences & Visits | March 1, 2016
Today, David gave a one-hour keynote lecture on Symbiotic Driving at a symposium on Human Factors and Automated Driving, for over 100 Japanese automotive engineers and scientists. The other speaker at the symposium was Satoshi Kitazak...
David keynote speaker at TUSE
Conferences & Visits | January 18, 2016
David has been invited for a keynote lecture at the opening of The Unmanned Systems Expo, to talk about the (remote) control of vehicles and tools. The conference will be held this year in The Hague on february 2-4, 2016. Click here fo...
Symbiotic Driving on national TV
Outreach & Media | January 8, 2016
Today the a special item by the Kennis van Nu was featured on Dutch National TV (NPO2), about the advent of self-driving cars, or actually how “self-driving” they really are… The item features robot researchers Stramigiol...
Sarvesh Kolekar Graduated
People | January 5, 2016
Sarvesh Kolekar graduated today on his thesis, cum laude. His work on computational driver steering model based on sensorimotor control theory was very impressive, and he received an outstanding grade of 9.5/10 (a grade given for the f...
Graham Nixon graduated
People | December 14, 2015
On Thursday December 14th, Graham Nixon presented his MSc thesis on telemanipulation with UAVs. His work titled “Effective Human-Machine Interfaces for Aerial Telemanipulation” work was deemed worthy of a 9! His superv...
JHRI Special Issue on Shared Control released
General | December 9, 2015
We’re proud to announce the publication of our special issue on Shared Control, for the Journal for Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI) edited by Mike Goodrich. This issue was edited by Tom Carlson, Mark Mulder, and David Abbink: foun...
Nienke van Driel graduated cum laude!
People | December 4, 2015
Yesterday, Thursday November 3rd, Nienke van Driel presented and defended her MSc project on drivers’ neuromuscular stiffness. She did an excellent job, made her supervisors (Tricia, David and Jeroen) very proud and graduate cum...
Robots and drumming at Gala van de Wetenschap
Outreach & Media | November 28, 2015
David Abbink was invited to deliver one of the four keynotes at the Gala van de Wetenschap, alongside Robbert Dijkgraaf, Ivo van Vulpen and Luise Vet. The gala aims to show the latest scientific developments, brought by top scientists...
Shared Control at IEEE SMC 2015
Awards & Recognitions | November 1, 2015
Along with the other co-chairs of the IEEE SMC Shared Control Technical Committee, we organized a tutorial and special session on shared control at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC). The conferen...
The week of David on TU Delft’s instagram
Outreach & Media | October 7, 2015
In the week of October 5 – October 12th, David will use all his photographic skills and selfie talents to provide the world with how a typical in the week of his life as an associate professor at the Delft Haptics Lab looks like....
David Best MSc Teacher 2015
Awards & Recognitions | September 24, 2015
For the fifth year in a row, students of the MSc track BioMechanical Design voted David as their best teacher! On September 24th 2015 David received the award certificate from Leeghwater. For the last two years, David was also selected...
Archimedes Drive makes the top 10
Awards & Recognitions | September 22, 2015
Earlier this week, the finalists for the Accenture Innovation Awards were announced – and the Archimedes Drive made the Top 10 in the field of Smart Manufacturing. That means we’re be going to the Amsterdam ArenA on the 6...
Driving Simulation Conference 2015
Conferences & Visits | September 17, 2015
This year’s Driving Simulation Conference was held at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen. David was invited to give a tutorial on measuring, identifying and modeling driving behavior. Erwin was invited to hold the keynote ad...
Dr. Tanaka visits Haptics Lab
Conferences & Visits | September 1, 2015
After Mark visited the lab of dr. Yoshiyuki Tanaka at Nagasaki School of Engineering of Nagasaki University, Japan, dr. Tanaka reciprocated with a visit to the Delft Haptics Lab. Besides giving us a lecture on his work he visited sever...
Teun wins ASME Design Competition
Awards & Recognitions | August 26, 2015
With a novel parallel haptic master device for steerable needles, Teun has won first prize in the ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition (Graduate Division). The finals of this competition were held during this year’...
Lloyd Wajon graduated!
People | August 26, 2015
On wednesday 26th of august 2015, Lloyd Wajon graduated as an MSc at Aerospace Engineering. Congratulations Lloyd! Lloyd was supervised by David, Erwin, Max and Rene on his MSc project about applying the rubber hand illusion to tele ma...
David nominated for “Wetenschapstalent 2015”
Awards & Recognitions | August 18, 2015
The original message is in Dutch, but the main point is: today I was selected to be in the top 25 scientists in Belgium and The Netherlands! —— Ik ben vandaag geselecteerd als een van de 25 genomineerden voor de New S...
Workshop on Behavioral Adaptation
Conferences & Visits | August 13, 2015
David was invited to Washington DC to speak at an workshop on driver behavioral adaptation. The workshop was organized by AAA, and David presented alongside leading driver behavior experts like Karel Brookhuis, Missy Rudin-Brown, Lind...
David at Berkeley and Stanford
Conferences & Visits | July 27, 2015
David joined the Leeghwater Grand Tour as a supervisor. This tour took almost 30 mechanical engineering students across the USA, to visit universities and companies. David joined the last leg of 10 days, with visits to LA, San Francis...
Graduation of Lotte Grootveld
People | July 10, 2015
Lotte Grootveld graduated on Friday July 10th 2015, on her MSc project about a-priori inertia estimation from weight. She did a great job with her presentation and defense. Congratulations Lotte!
H-Haptics at World Haptics 2015
Awards & Recognitions | June 26, 2015
The H-Haptics Programme had a very entertaining and successful presence at the World Haptics 2015. We organized an engaging tutorial on haptic telerobotics and shared control which culminated in a very interactive panel discussion wi...
Archimedes Drive presented at Philips Innovation Awards
Outreach & Media | June 15, 2015
On 21 May, Jack had the opportunity to present the Archimedes Drive in the innovation marketplace at the Philips Innovation Award – the largest student run entrepreneurial award in The Netherlands. Attendees included former pr...
David invited speaker at CMC workshop in Israel
Conferences & Visits | June 14, 2015
David was kindly invited by Ilana Nisky to present at the Karniel 11th Computational Motor Control Workshop, held at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. It was a great 2-day workshop, with great talks and discussions, finished by a...
Marjon Voskuil graduated
People | June 8, 2015
Last Thursday Marjon Voskuil gave an excellent presentation of her work on hybrid position-rate control to extend the workspace for teleoperation. This made here Master of Science! Congratulations Marjon!
David wins VIDI grant (800,000 euro)
Awards & Recognitions | May 18, 2015
David just received notice that his Vidi research proposal has been granted! This highly competitive personal grant is worth 800,000 euro’s and allows David to hire two PhDs and a postdoc: an excellent opportunity to strengthen t...
Haptics Lab featured on “De Volmaakte Mens”
Outreach & Media | May 14, 2015
On Wednesday 13th of May 2015, a TV series called “De Volmaakte Mens” (The Perfect Human) will start. It concerns the philosophical implications of recent technologies that push the boundaries of what we think of as human...
David lectures for “The New Scientist” Cafe
Outreach & Media | April 22, 2015
David was invited to speak about human-robot interaction, and the merging of man and machine, for “The New Scientist” Cafe. The topic of the night is the science in science fiction, and is connected to the release of a new ...
Course WB2306 awarded ‘Outstanding Course’
Awards & Recognitions | March 24, 2015
We are very proud that our course WB2306 The Human Controller (that has recently been available as Open CourseWare) has been awarded for the category of Outstanding Course by the Open Education Consortium ! The award will be handed...
Tutorial at World Haptics ’15
Conferences & Visits | March 20, 2015
We invite you to participate in the half-day tutorial “Human-Centered Design and Evaluation of Haptic Shared Control across different Applications” at the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2015 in Chicago on June 22, 2015. — ...
Mark gives Shared Control lecture in Nagasaki, 6 March 2015
Conferences & Visits | March 7, 2015
Mark was invited by associate professor Yoshiyuki Tanaka from the Graduate School of Engineering at Nagasaki University, Japan, to give a lecture on Shared Control. The work of dr. Tanaka is closely related to the research conducted at...
David on Dutch TV (Vara, NPO2), 20 feb 2015
Outreach & Media | February 20, 2015
David Abbink was interviewed about the role of force feedback in prosthetics, for the new TV show “Witteman ontdekt: sleutelen aan de mens“. It’s a show about developments towards ‘the bionic man’, hosted ...
Dutch-Belgian Haptics Meeting
Conferences & Visits | February 3, 2015
Research and development in haptics is performed by small groups of researchers with a variety of backgrounds at many different places in the Netherlands and Belgium. The purpose of the network meeting is to bring these people together...
Call for Papers – IEEE SMC 2015, Hong Kong
Conferences & Visits | February 2, 2015
The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics will be held in Hong Kong. SMC2015 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers...
Successful Collaboration with Laval University, Canada
Conferences & Visits | January 26, 2015
Recently, Teun spent four months at Laval University Robotics Laboratory, Canada, to perform a range of experiments to validate a new stiffness analysis method. Now he has returned to apply his insights to new and exciting haptic devic...
Archimedes Drive Funded!
Awards & Recognitions | January 15, 2015
On 14-January the Archimedes Drive was awarded Take-Off grant funding by STW. The Archimedes Drive project will be a collaboration between the TU Delft, Hankamp Gears, and Liberating Technologies, Inc. The goal of the project is to b...
Joost Venrooij received best PhD thesis award
Awards & Recognitions | December 11, 2014
Joost Venrooij received the Best Dissertation Award 2014 from the MPI for Biological Cybernetics and the Förderverein für neurowissenschaftliche Forschung. Besides the honour, Joost received a cheque of a 1000 euro’s. Congratul...
David’s lectures for Universiteit van Nederland online
Outreach & Media | November 24, 2014
In september 2014 David Abbink was invited to record five lectures for Universiteit van Nederland, in a sold-out Club Air in Amsterdam. The lectures are 15 minutes each, on everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ...
TU Delft Research Exhibition DIG-it
Outreach & Media | November 11, 2014
TU Delft Robotics Institute helped organize the TU Delft Research Exhibition DIG-it, on 11-11-2014. There were many interactive exhibitions, and an interview with Young Robotic Minds: Maja Rudinac, David Abbink, Heike Vallery and Bart...
Eline in the Science Battle
Awards & Recognitions | November 10, 2014
Congratulations to Eline Kruk, whose research was featured on the Science Battle!
Archimedes Drive moves ahead one more step in Take-Off grant process
General | October 22, 2014
The Archimedes Drive has moved ahead one more step in becoming a reality. STW has selected the Archimedes Drive project to make an in-person presentation on the 26th of November. The Take-Off scheme is designed to help innovative produ...
Archimedes Drive Patent Submitted
General | October 22, 2014
The patent for the ultra high ratio Archimedes compound planetary friction drive, designed by Jack Schorsch, was submitted, and is under review by the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend. The Archimedes drive may be a way to produce high rati...
MSc Graduation Lionel Lee
People | October 22, 2014
Herewith you’re all invited to the graduation talk of Lionel Lee. His presentation will take place on Wednesday October 22nd 2014 in Instruction room G of the Faculty of 3ME, TU Delft. Title: “Rendering 6-DOF Object-to-Object ...
David Best Teacher of Faculty 3mE 2014
Awards & Recognitions | October 20, 2014
David has received more awards for teaching! For the fourth time in a row, he has been voted to be the best teacher of the department BioMechanical Engineering; and for the second time in a row he has been selected as the Best Teacher...
Education | October 17, 2014
On Friday October 17 and Monday October 20, the “Open Dagen” were held for our Faculty, to inform high-school students about studying Mechanical Engineering. Roel, Bram, Jeroen and Henri all helped to convey our enthusiasm ...
Our journal paper won the Human Factors Prize 2014!
Awards & Recognitions | September 26, 2014
Great news: today we received notice that work from our lab has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Human Factors Prize! Our journal paper “Should drivers be operating within an automation-free bandwidth? Evaluating haptic steer...
David at “Universiteit van Nederland”
Outreach & Media | September 21, 2014
The performance of David at de “Universiteit van Nederland” was a big success: in a sold-out club Air he did his best to keep human-machine interaction, tele robotics and haptics interesting for a non-scientific audience. D...
David at theater appearance ‘Brain Insane’
Outreach & Media | September 13, 2014
David was invited to contribute to the theater performance ‘Brain Insane’, to be held in September 8-13 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. David performed on the closing night (saturday 13th) with a fifteen-minu...
David in the media
Outreach & Media | September 8, 2014
This week, David will have three appearances in Dutch media to talk about the research of the Delft Haptics Lab. Monday night 8th of September at 19:00, an interview with national radio BNR for the program Eye Openers will be broadca...
Two MSc graduations this week!
People | August 29, 2014
This last week of August, two of the members of the Delft Haptics Lab graduated. On Wednesday, Kang Wang graduated on Shared Control for Controlling a Deep-Sea Crawler. On Friday, Daan van der Wiel graduated on Neuromuscular Adaptatio...
David invited to give tutorial at H-CPS-I in Paris
Conferences & Visits | August 5, 2014
David has been invited to give a tutorial at the 2014 Workshop on Human Cyber Physical System Interaction, held on September 22-23 2014 at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris, France. David will give one of the two tutorials, Prof Ru...
14 submissions for Special Issue on Shared Control
General | August 5, 2014
Together with Tom Carlson, David and Mark organized a Special Issue on Shared Control for the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction. See the call for papers here. It turned about to be a great success: the deadline was August 3, and we...
AHFE Conference Krakow
Conferences & Visits | July 22, 2014
David was invited by Franck Mars to present some of the lab’s work on haptic shared control at a well-attended special session at the AHFE 2014, held in beautiful Krakow, Poland. David got the chance to see some great work at thi...
Patrice and Teun presented at Parallel 2014
Conferences & Visits | July 22, 2014
Organized only once every six years, Parallel 2014 brings together the leading researchers in the field of parallel robotics, and both Patrice Lambert and Teun Hoevenaars were allowed to present their work during this special workshop....
David’s Visiting Professorship at Valenciennes
Conferences & Visits | July 10, 2014
At the IEEE SMC conference last year, David was invited by Chouki Sentouh as a visiting professor at the LAMIH lab at the University of Valenciennes, in France. In total he will spend a month there to set up a research collaboration in...
ScienceBattle: Jeroen wins brains-in-a-jar!
Awards & Recognitions | June 26, 2014
In a packed theater Walhalla, Rotterdam, Jeroen got voted as the winner of this second edition of ScienceBattle with his talk about telerobotics! The prize? The hard-won ScienceBattle award, a honor full mention in the ScienceBattle ...
Teun awarded in ‘Voice of Innovation’
Awards & Recognitions | June 23, 2014
Teun Hoevenaars is one of the winners of the Voice of Innovation, an initiative by De Breed & Partners to support the education of Dutch high potentials. He was awarded a fund that enables a research internship at the Université L...
General | June 17, 2014
Classes are over, sun’s out: time to eat lunch outside! For all the students who worked with us during the classes, thanks, good luck with the exams, and enjoy the summer! David, Patrice, Tricia, Teun, Jeroen, Roel, Henri, Jack, ...
Jeroen featured on ‘ScienceBattle’
Awards & Recognitions | June 17, 2014
Jeroen has been selected a while ago as one of the PhD students that will ‘battle’ each other on the ScienceBattle, a theatric presentation of scientific research. The first of several performances he will be involved in, ...
Six accepted conference papers!
Conferences & Visits | June 5, 2014
We just received notice of the IEEE SMC Conference in San Diego, and all papers we have submitted have been accepted after the peer-review. Congratulations to the (co)authors Joost Venrooij, Jeroen Wildenbeest, Tricia Gibo, Mark Mulder...
David interviewed again for Dutch news paper “De Volkskrant”
Outreach & Media | May 28, 2014
Today, David was interviewed again by main Dutch newspaper “De Volkskrant”, to comment on Google’s plans concerning an automatic vehicle without steering wheel, gas pedal or brake. You can read the whole article onlin...
David interviewed for Dutch newspaper “Volkskrant”
Outreach & Media | May 10, 2014
David was interviewed by main Dutch newspaper The Volkskrant, about human factors and the increased tendency towards full automation for driving. The item was also picked up on popular Dutch news website nu.nl asd
Award for 1 DOF Tele-operator “Gemini”
Awards & Recognitions | May 8, 2014
Great news: four BSc students supervised by Roel Kuiper and Jeroen Wildenbeest have won an award! Ward Heij, Wilco Vreugdenhil, Leroy Boerefijn and Marijn Flipse have been working very hard for their “Bachelor EindprojectR...
HighTech Systems 2014
Conferences & Visits | May 8, 2014
David Abbink was invited to speak at the High-Tech Systems 2014 conference. The event took place on 7 and 8 May in 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. David spoke on the Robotics day, togethe...
Delft Haptics Lab at IEEE SMC 2014, San Diego
Conferences & Visits | May 5, 2014
This year, the IEEE SMC Conference in San Diego can count on a substantial contribution of the Delft Haptics Lab our lab members submitted six papers to the conference together with the IEEE Technical Committee on Shared Control, we ...
Lectures have started!
Education | April 28, 2014
We’re teaching again! At the end of April, the classes of our two main courses started: WB2306 The Human Controller ME1115 Applied Experimental Methods – Human Factors Because David won the award for Best Teacher of...
David invited to talk for NVvL (Dutch Aerospace Association)
Outreach & Media | April 7, 2014
On Thursday April 17th, David will be presenting at an invited lecture for the Dutch Aerospace Association, NVvL. The title of his presentation is “Understanding and supporting humans during vehicular control tasks: what aviation...
Bachmann Master Class
Education | March 31, 2014
Roel Kuiper has organized, in collaboration with Bachmann, the following master class: ‘Practical implementations using a Bachmann M1 Controller’. It will be held on next Tuesday April 1, from 9 am until roughly 3 pm, at Lecture Ro...
Visit prof. Brent Gillespie
Conferences & Visits | March 18, 2014
This Thursday March 20, Prof Brent Gillespie will visit the Delft Haptics Lab. He will be serving on Friday as a committee member at the PhD defense of Joost Venrooij. He could arrive a day earlier, and was willing to give a talk abou...
PhD defense of Joost Venrooij: cum laude!
People | March 17, 2014
On Friday March 21st, Joost Venrooij successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled “Measuring, Modeling and Mitigating Biodynamic Feedthrough”. We are very proud that he did so “cum laude”, a very rare distinct...
MSc Graduation Rolf Boink
People | March 17, 2014
On monday March 17 2014, Rolf Boink will defend his MSc thesis, entitled “Understanding and Reducing Conflicts between Driver and Haptic Shared Control”. Please be invited to his presentation from 15:00-16:00 in Instructi...
MSc Graduation Bastiaan Petermeijer
People | March 14, 2014
The MSc graduation presentation of Bastiaan Petermeijer took place on Friday March 14th at 13.30 hrs in Instruction room K of 3ME. Title: “Haptically supporting lane keeping: optimizing or satisficing?” We are very happy and pro...
David and Erwin invited speakers for Symposium on Empowerment Informatics
Conferences & Visits | March 7, 2014
David is an invited speaker at the First International Symposium on Empowerment Informatics, held at Tokyo International Forum on March 10th, Tokyo, Japan. [...]
Appointment of Tricia Gibo in Delft Haptics Lab
People | February 15, 2014
Tricia Gibo is joining the Delft Haptics Lab as a postdoctoral research fellow on the H-Haptics Project 7 (Haptic Shared Control for Sub-Sea Mining).
Delft Haptics Lab at IEEE SMC 2014 Conference
Conferences & Visits | February 14, 2014
The IEEE Technical Committee on Shared Control will organized a special session on shared control at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2014), 13-16 October, San Diego, USA.
David Best Teacher of Faculty 3mE 2013
Awards & Recognitions | November 5, 2013
In summer 2013, David was voted by the students of BioMechanical Engineering as their best MSc teacher, for the third time in a row! In October, David heard he also won the award for Best Teacher for the entire Faculty of Mechanical, M...
Second prototype of the PentaG haptic robot operational
General | August 30, 2013
The second prototype of the PentaG haptic robot has been implementated and experimentally validated.
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