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Award for best SMC journal paper on Cybernetics
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...
Michaël Wiertlewski wins best journal paper
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...
Inaugural Address David Abbink
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...
Bastiaan Petermeijer speaks at the Science Night
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...
Lotte and CloudCuddle win ASN Prize!
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...
Spinoff IMSystems & Lab Alumni Cloud Cuddle top Innovators in The Netherlands
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...
Shared Control at IEEE SMC 2015
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...
David Best MSc Teacher 2015
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
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...
Teun wins ASME Design Competition
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’...
David nominated for “Wetenschapstalent 2015”
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...
H-Haptics at World Haptics 2015
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...
David wins VIDI grant (800,000 euro)
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...
Course WB2306 awarded ‘Outstanding Course’
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...
Archimedes Drive Funded!
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
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...
Eline in the Science Battle
November 10, 2014
Congratulations to Eline Kruk, whose research was featured on the Science Battle!
David Best Teacher of Faculty 3mE 2014
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...
Our journal paper won the Human Factors Prize 2014!
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...
ScienceBattle: Jeroen wins brains-in-a-jar!
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’
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...
Jeroen featured on ‘ScienceBattle’
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, ...
Award for 1 DOF Tele-operator “Gemini”
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...
David Best Teacher of Faculty 3mE 2013
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...
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