Delft Haptics Lab

Delft University of Technology

Dr. ir. Henri Boessenkool

PhD Candidate at FOM DIFFER (Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy research) in collaboration with the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, and the Department of Systems and Control, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Things that keep amazing me are the ingenuity in how living creations ‘work’, but also the inventiveness in technical systems. During my PhD research I investigated the intersection of these two fields, working on the human-machine interface for  tele-manipulation situations.

The goal of my PhD project was to analyse and optimize tele-operated maintenance for the experimental fusion plant ITER.* The research was part of the European EFDA EFDA Goal Oriented Training on Remote Handling program, and I successfully defended my thesis in June 2017. Afterwards I stayed on at the department as technical staff. My research interests include tele-operation, human-machine interface, haptic feedback, and haptic guiding systems.

Besides doing research, I do have a plenty of other hobbies (so always struggling with a shortage of time…;-).. doing all kind of (technical) projects, growing vegetables, swimming, cycling, etc….

*For more information about the (technically) amazing project ITER see also

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