robotics

Robotics is the interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

 

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A reflection on ‘Cyberspecies Proximity’, an artwork by Anna Dumitriu and Alex May in collaboration with the Schindler group.

 

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25-05-2020

VOJEXT

Technology is not neutral, so neither are robots. We offer three residencies addressing human-machine relations in manufacturing environments.

 

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Artists Anna Dumitriu and Alex May present their research and robotic works on the sociability of robots.

 

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This evening is all about social robotics. Intelligent, social robots that can control social behaviour. With researcher Cristina Zaga.

 

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What role are robots going to play in our educational system? We organised an evening around this question.

 

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How are we using robots in the classroom? What are opportunities and challenges? Examine the robots yourself on 31 January to find out!

 

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What is the effect of algorithms on our society? Intern Mark van Koningsveld did research with Tinder chatbots that put users in a box.

 

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What is the effect of algorithms on our society? Six Tinder chatbots have been active in Amsterdam to place users in a 'box'.

 

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The documentary about health care robot Alice from SELEMCA premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. 'Ik ben Alice' (I am Alice) is about the development and results of the health care robot Alice. Alice is an emotionally intelligent caredroid supporting elderly at home. In the future, more and more elderly can become lonely and might develop dementia.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur (Creative Care Lab) will participate in a meeting about Robots in healthcare at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 13 January 2015.

 

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Are robots becoming more and more human? Are we at the stage where bots are no longer toys to play with, but also tools that we can implement in our care system? During the workshop Living Labs for Healthy Ageing, organised by the Creative Care Lab of Waag, a group of 40 experts in this field explored how a living lab approach and service design can be used to develop product service systems (PSS) around caredroids.

 

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Author Henny van der Pluijm wrote the book: Rights and responsibilties of robots. We will talk with him about the impact that the smart systems might have on our society. The evening is moderated by Herbert Blankenstein, journalist and Internet specialist.

 

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The Dash robot is a nice DIY project that can be used at school or at home, that the makers are trying to bring to the market at the moment via crowdfunding. If they succeed, a first 1,000 copies will be produced.

 

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Armed with dishwashing brushes and vibration motors we travelled South, to the Zomerparkfeest in Venlo. At four o'clock, we had 170 different robots made.

 

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A care robot with a name that reads as a number plate: the P37 S65. Of course, this is still a prototype.

 

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Don’t throw out your old toothbrush just yet because you can make fun robots out of them. In the last edition of Fabschool Kids, the kids learned how to make their own Bristlebots.

 

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Are robots something for the future? Susanne Afman doesn't think so. At least, not after the event PhDO 8 which was organised in the Waag on February 8. Here, designers, artists and scientists discussed the role of robots in our society.

 

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During PhDO 8 we investigate the relationship between man and machine. Isjah Koppejan (Waag) and Johan Hoorn (VU Amsterdam) are the guest curators of this PhDO episode. They invite speakers who will present their research or respond to issues related to the theme from their perspective.

 

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The Selemca group of CRISP has just received her flagship piece of hardware, the Alice Robokind robot designed by Hanson Robotics.

 

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Selemca is a project within the framework of Crisp, short for Creative Industry Scientific Programme. For Selemca we are concerned with the development of a Care droid. The aim of this droid is to support both those in need of care as well as care providers.

 

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8-03-2012

CRISP Selemca

The project Services for Electro-mechanical Care Agencies (SELEMCA) was about establishing a trans-disciplinary design theory of human-android interaction by investigating the human affective system and emotion regulation.

 

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Between 2003 to 2009, three series of Sentient Creatures lectures were organized by Waag and Canadian artist Graham Smith.