Unforeseen Effects Dossier

How robotics impacts the harbour workers of Rotterdam

Journalism students Destiny de Wit, Loulou Kuster and Laura Iwuchukwu saw the Port of Rotterdam employment numbers and got curious: How are these 385.000 workers affected by robotics? What does their reality look like?

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European Robotic Arm activated during spacewalk

An epic development trajectory of more than 20 years is drawing to a close. Space operations engineer Lodewijk Aris has been with it every step of the way.

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NEXTdriver graduates from RoboHouse

As NEXTdriver completes its move to a scale-up location on TU Delft Campus, we sit down with Guido Sluijsmans, CEO and co-founder, to reflect on his firm’s transformation.

If you would use this

A radioactive sensory robot: What if you would use this?

Innovations are often used in unexpected ways. How would a waiter at Café LUX in Nijmegen put robot Christine to work? Myrte Nowee investigates.

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A backpack for balancing: What if you would use this?

The GyBAR is a robotic backpack with a medical purpose. For people unsettled by strokes and spinal cord injuries. But what could it do for a bicycle courier? Liza Oomens investigates.

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Demo Day 2022 Results: full robot overview

The robots of the Minor Robotics 2021-2022 were presented in RoboHouse with live presentations and demonstrations. Here's a full project overview of this high quality edition of Demo Day.

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Video series: Inside RoboHouse, partner special

To inspire, this series asks some of our wisest community members for a minute of advice and insight.

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Here’s the Demo Day 2022 After Movie

An impression of the most exciting day of the year.

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‘We are all quick and pragmatic’

Cognitive robotics is not just about performing tasks, it is also the art of improving work processes. So this year's Minor Robotics was graced by a process innovation: TU Delft students teamed up with students from ROC Mondriaan, a school for vocational training. How did they fare?

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RoboCafé tackles Predictive Maintenance

Interested in predictive maintenance? Join this classic offline RoboCafé to meet Simon Jagers, co-founder of Samotics, a gifted team with a mission to eliminate unplanned downtime.

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Chrysalix RoboValley Fund opens for business

Chrysalix is a venture capital firm from Vancouver focussed on resource intensive industries. With offices in RoboHouse, the firm is now ready to drive the energy transition. Are you a young company with AI and cognitive robotics solutions in this area? Take notice. The case of Applied Impact Robotics shows this fund means business.

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Two days left to apply to ESA’s Junior Professional Programme!

Do you have a strong interest in space? Do you aspire to channel your knowledge, interest and experience into a career in the space sector? Apply for ESA's Junior Professional Programme!

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Short film: Workshop at RoboHouse

The unknowns and complexities of robotics can be daunting, even for the most steel-stomached innovator. A workshop at RoboHouse gets you back on your game.

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Predictive maintenance is on the move

RoboHouse and TU Delft are co-founders of a cross-industry initiative to shape the future of work in maintenance and inspection.

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Turning ideas into action with Voestalpine

Liza Oomens speaks with project manger Tim Themann and plant manager Gerhard Lang about the promising new partnership between RoboHouse and Voestalpine.

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Grip or slip; robots need a human sense of touch

How can humans instantly estimate slipperiness of a surface and adjust their gripping, like when grabbing a wet glass?

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CEO of ASML visits RoboHouse

In November Peter Wennink, CEO of ASML, and Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau were spotted on TU Delft Campus. What were they up to?

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Hotelschool The Hague, TU Delft and RoboHouse join hands to experiment with ‘hospitality robotics’

The research revolves around interaction between people and robots. Experiments will be conducted on-site at Skotel, the education-and research centre of the Hotelschool in Scheveningen.

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Question Everything. That’s How The Light Gets In.

Entertain yourself with this compilation of thought-provoking questions, sourced in London at the world's largest festival of philosophy and music. A heady report to open the innovative mind.

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Delft DEMO: Does the robot do what it was designed for?

Here's a new vlog, by RoboHouse mainstay Luka Suurmond. She gets up-close. Does the robot do what it was designed for? See for yourself in Delft DEMO.

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RoboHouse launches The Unforeseen Effects Dossier

RoboHouse has partnered with the School of Journalism of Hogeschool Utrecht to establish The Unforeseen Effects Dossier, an investigative journalism practice that uncovers and documents the unintended consequences of robotics in the workplace.

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€1.5m for making enterprise in Zuid-Holland future proof

Future of work fieldlab RoboHouse will take the lead in project ‘Werk Werkt!’, a collaboration between corporations, knowledge institutes and SMEs, with special emphasis on ship-building, manufacturing and medical technology.

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Shelf-stocking robot to explain its decisions

A supermarket is typically a place where unexpected things happen all the time. Not only are there thousands of products with different shapes and looks, there are also people walking in and out. How could a shelf-stocking robot handle this?

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‘Just embrace the deep sea’ – two RoboHouse trainees reflect

A tight-knit duo from TU Delft's X!LEAD programme waves goodbye to RoboHouse, after a six month traineeship full of productive confrontation between visionary theory and practical reality. Here's our 5-question exit interview, with Maaz Khan and Giulia Bacchi.

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