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NEMO Kennislink interview
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.
Symbiotic Driving on Dutch Television
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’
The Maritime Haptics project was featured at the Home of Innovation, click here for more information. By ‘Erwin Suvaal van CVIII ontwerpers’
Replication study featured in ‘De Volkskrant’
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...
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...
Symbiotic Driving in Dutch E-Book on Robotics
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...
Jack Schors featured in De Telegraaf
August 4, 2016
Jack Schorsch was recognized as a ‘doorbreker’ (breakthrough) in main Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf in August 2016!
Archimedes Drive featured in de Ingenieur
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
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 speaker at MIC “The Makeable Man”
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 ...
Symbiotic Driving on national TV
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...
Robots and drumming at Gala van de Wetenschap
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...
The week of David on TU Delft’s instagram
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....
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...
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...
Archimedes Drive presented at Philips Innovation Awards
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...
Haptics Lab featured on “De Volmaakte Mens”
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
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 ...
David on Dutch TV (Vara, NPO2), 20 feb 2015
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 ...
David’s lectures for Universiteit van Nederland online
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
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
November 10, 2014
Congratulations to Eline Kruk, whose research was featured on the Science Battle!
David at “Universiteit van Nederland”
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’
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
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...
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, ...
David interviewed again for Dutch news paper “De Volkskrant”
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”
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
David invited to talk for NVvL (Dutch Aerospace Association)
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...
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