Dr.ir. Jeroen van Oosterhout

PhD Candidate at DIFFER (Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy research) in collaboration with the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

Things that fascinate me are simulation, control, and robotics and how humans can interact with them. I found all these aspects in working for future fusion plants like ITER at DIFFER. They/We built, in close co-operation with Heemskerk Innovative Technology (HIT), the Interactive Task Simulation (ITS). ITS allows to simulate reality, build a controller and interact with the simulation via robotic interfaces.

My research focuses on improving tele-manipulation performance for future fusion plants like ITER. And specifically for tasks that require a pair of operators to act simultaneously to dynamically manoeuvre and align objects. To investigate this the project consists of two main parts: first identify the challenges for co-operators; second to device and test a haptic guidance system to improve overall task performance.

Besides my research I am interested in making wooden furniture and reading or watching science fiction/fantasy stories.

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  • World Haptic Conference 2015, won a haptic device for best operator in a virtual haptic simulation.
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