30 September 14.00 I gave a talk at the World of Technology and Science in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht on Social Robotics
At stand.nl (point of view nl) to respond to the Minister of Labour’s address that robots are bad for employment. I think robotic technology will change jobs, apart from taking over certain tasks they also offer opportunities.
Yesterday, Tuesday 16 September, I was in an NPO documentary ‘Altijd Wat’ on innovation. We went to Japan with a camera crew to investigate robots in Japanese society. We visited great colleagues such as Hiroshi Ishiguro and Takayuki Kanda. You can watch it here (in Dutch/English/Japanese).
Love this article Leon Neyfakh wrote (and not just cause he mentions me!) on personalities for smart machines.
This article in Linda. (A Dutch glossy magazine for..I think women of all ages or so?) is still about my appearance last year on Pauw &Witteman. Mart Smeets (sportsjournalist) had a hard time understanding why I was doing computer science. Linda. magazine thought this was a dinosaur thing to say. If you can read Dutch, you can read this:
1 September we opened the new DesignLab at the UT. It’s really great, we’re very proud. It’s the first centre dedicate to multidisciplinary collaboration with government and industry partners and getting inspired by the latest scientific results while designing solutions with real societal impact.
The minsiter Jet Bussemaker was there to open it, Daan Roosegaarde gave the first lecture, great start!
Here are some foto’s and links to the media talking about it: