On Friday March 22nd 2019, prof. David Abbink will hold his inaugural lecture as professor in Haptic Human-Robot Interaction. The talk “Help, my robot doesn’t do what I want! – towards human-robot symbiosis” will be held at the Aula of the TU Delft, starting at 15:00. There will be an opportunity to feel some of our haptic devices in the Foyer, before the lecture or afterwards during the reception. Everybody is welcome! If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the event online or afterwards through this link.

To further highlight the event, there will be a preceding symposium held in the morning. Six internationally renowned speakers will share their perspectives on “The Future of Human-Robot Interaction”, speaking from their diverse backgrounds in human factors, haptics, assistive robotics, human-automation interaction and ethnography.

Should you be interested to attend the symposium, please sign up using this link. There are only 100 places available, so: first come first served…

Schedule for Friday morning, March 22nd 2019

08:30-09:00 welcome & coffee

09:00-09:30 prof. Frank Flemisch (RWTH Aachen)
“Human-Robot Interaction and AI in civil and military applications: a matter of life or death?!”
09:30-10:00 prof. John D. Lee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Individual and Societal Trust in Automated Vehicles”
10:00-10:30 Tom Carlson (University College London)
“Shared control: from brain-machine interfaces to crowd navigation”

10:30-11:00 coffee break and discussions

11:00-11:30 Deborah Forster (UC San Diego)
“From Perceptual Primitives to Contextual Presence – Cognitive Science Reflections on Human-Robot Interaction”
11:30-12:00 Joost de Winter (TU Delft)
“Communicating with automated vehicles”
12:00-12:30 Erwin Boer (UC San Diego, Leeds, TU Delft)
“What can robots do to be liked?”

Bouwcampus, TU Delft
Van der Burghweg 1, 2628 CS Delft



9:00 AM5:30 PM




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