The European Commission is investing € 16 million in DIH-HERO (Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics), a project aimed at faster innovations in healthcare robotics. It involves 17 partners in 10 European countries, with the UT as the main coordinator.
‘There is no glory in making a real robot if it’s not the right robot,’ says Wendy Ju, a well-known researcher from Stanford University, who spoke at today’s Symposium ‘Towards Robots in Public Spaces’, the first ever social robotics symposium taking place at the University of Twente.
Researchers at the University of Twente are working on a biopsy robot that combines the best features of MRI and ultrasound, aiming to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and muscle diseases.
Dikes protect a large part of the Netherlands from flooding. If they fail, many people will suddenly live literally below sea level. ‘If there are problems with dikes, there are severe consequences. We are trying to solve that from the robotic perspective’, says Douwe Dresscher, who is helping to develop a robot that could autonomously inspect dikes.
Symposium on autonomous robots and artificial intelligence was held on the 26th of November 2015 at the University of Twente. Many experts took the stage to discuss different aspects of robotics, from the way robots learn and move to how they can influence our lives. 'Even we don´t always know what´s right and wrong, so how can a robot know?' asked Aimee van Wynsberghe, who presented a lecture on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Esther Rozeboom and Nanda van der Stap are two of the ten UT-nerds nominated for the Dutch national list of ‘Nerd 101’, placing them among the most successful ‘nerds’ in the Netherlands. They were nominated for their work on project Teleflex.
PhD candidates Merijn Bruijnes and Robby van Delden from the Human Media Interaction group at UT are the team behind a project titled *Bot. This project is focused on telepresence robots and issues associated with their use. ‘One day we were discussing robotics and we realized that even though robots are certainly cool, not many people use them in a fun way,’ says Bruijnes.
UT scientists work on robots that aim to save lives in the Alps. On Thursday the 9th of October, Professor Stefano Stramigioli presented a lecture about SHERPA Project. This project stands on collaboration of human rescuers and ground-aerial robots. The robotic technology developed within SHERPA project will assist during rescue missions after avalanches or other incidents occurring in Alpine environment.