Vanessa Evers

Saving the world, one robot at a time


October 2015

Vicky is in the news with the Easel project!

Vicky Charissi is explaining the results of our studies for the EASEL EU project into childrens’ responses to robots in an educational setting in the paper, radio and tv!  #proudsupervisor


New Friends workshop in Almere, Netherlands 22 and 23 October 2015

Marcel Heerink organised the New Friends workshop in Almere, the Netherlands. We went with a bunch of us gave a keynote, presented posters, talks and attended workshops. It was fun! Movie about the event

Marcel also invited two Buddhist monks who assessed “Empathy, compassion and social robotics”, interesting!

Below foto of the Thai Monks’ poster and Jered Vroon defending the work done for the EU project TERESA! #proud supervisor

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Thunder Monday FROG time

Our PhD students got together Mondaynight and developed a really crazy app for the FROG…you want to know what? You’ll have to come and visit us at HMI!

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12 November I will speak at the NRC Live event in Amsterdam, with Andrew McAfee

Speaker at an event centred around robots and smart computers. Andrew McAfee is the guest of Honour


5 october “Avond van de Wetenschap en maatschappij”, special mention by the minister!

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Monday was the Evening of Science and Society at the Ridderzaal in the Hague. We (Khiet Truong) were there and Minister Jet Bussemaker started her speech talking about our super important multidisciplinary work on social robotics! #flattered and proud!

2 October, EU review of the Easel project at UTwente!

We had the Review of the EU project EASEL in our DesignLab at the University of Twente. Daniel Davison, Vicky Charissi, Dennis Reidsma and Frances Wijnen of our team were great! Tony Prescott, Director of Robotics Sheffield said: “University of Twente is world leading in Human Robot Interaction”. # Flattered and Proud! Here is a little video about the review.

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At Sogeti executive summit in Stockholm

Today I’ve met probably every CIO in Europe and beyond. Nice! 

Great talk by Steve Mills from IBM on ‘our cognitive future’.

Im talking at 4 pm about, you guessed it! social robotics..


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