In the 5th episode of ‘Anna’s Brain’s’ I collaborated on a self-driving bicycle. Thierry van Raaij provided a lot of welding and bike reconstruction, Joseph Groot Kormelink software for ‘autonomy’. I’m most proud of a working lean-to-yaw coupling (as Arend
NTR ‘De Kennis van Nu‘ recorded a nice episode on developments in social robotics called ‘the robot evolution’. The episode also shows work by Ella Velner (UT), Martijn Wisse (TUD) and Guszti Eiben (VU).
For the Dutch TV show ‘Anna’s Brains’ (Monday September 6th, 2021, 20:25, NPO3, VPRO) I participated in an episode in which we try to communicate with pets, especially sparrows (mussen) and dogs (golden retrievers). I designed a tail-2-speech interface consisting
For the course Social Robot Design in the Interaction Technology programme at University of Twente, I have been working on the idea to use improv theatre as interaction simulation tool for a while now. After a number interesting, but less
‘We Gaan Het Maken‘ is the Dutch edition of ‘The Big Life Fix’ (UK) or ‘Team Scheire’ (Belgium). I participated as one of the eight inventors. The program will be broadcasted starting March 2021. My contribution consists of a camera
Man Strikes Back (2020) is a performance by ‘Post uit Hessdalen‘ / Stijn Grupping. For this performance, I have worked on a number of position-controlled robot ‘wedges’. The control has been part of the MSc project of Teun van der
Astrobot has been showcased at RobotLove (2018) as an experiment about the believability of social robots. Astrobot is a 3D printed inMoov model robot, built as MSc thesis project by Stanislavs Semjonovs. It uses a camera for face detection and
This robot has been subject of a number of theses at University of Twente – I did the design of the first version together with Takao Watanabe (from Waseda University, Tokyo) in 2013. In the meantime it has been used