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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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Oncologists to reach prostate with robot

A student team in RoboHouse has invented a robot that may enable more precise treatment of prostate cancer. The team collaborated with Martijn de Vries, a PhD researcher at TU Delft specialised in developing minimally invasive instruments for tumor treatment.

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Just us. 100% expert free

After two fully booked editions in July and September, Just us. is here to stay. Our new community event seems to strike a responsive chord. Casper van Eersel explains the enthusiasm for this low-key skills exchange at RoboHouse.

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Space for Master, Minor and much more: RoboHouse opens EDUCATE

With robotics students ever more eager to engage in real-life workplace projects, September also marks the beginning of an era of even more space for talent in RoboHouse. The new EDUCATE wing just opened in our building. We spoke with the professor, community manager and TU Delft coordinator best placed to appreciate its value.

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RoboCafé to discuss educational impact of student moonshots

Student moonshot projects often punch far above their weight in terms of learning, productivity and motivation. What explains their unique educational impact? RoboCafé lines-up two heavyweights to bring you the inside story.

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Fieldwork produces modesty

In February we asked ‘How can robotics help Rob, the gas leak detector?’, when announcing our collaboration with Alliander about cognitive robotics and worker wellbeing. Today, we are able to share some tentative insights.

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Delft robotics company IMSystems raises 3 million euro and announces global manufacturing partnership

Another RoboHouse community member strikes it big.

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Contactless interaction between human and robot

In traffic, in the supermarket or in the factory: in the near future, robots will no longer be standalone machines, but systems that operate and make decisions within the same environment as people. This is placing different demands on the design and development of such robots.

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Tasty vegetables from a smart green house

A smart greenhouse that calculates when vegetables need water and more heat. That’s what professor Tamás Keviczky from TU Delft’s 3mE faculty is working on. This approach cuts costs and is good for the environment.

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Robots and humans will learn to understand each other

The smarter robots become, the more we will encounter them – at home, in the streets, in shops and in the workplace – and the more they will interact directly with humans. So robots must get wise to human behaviour, says David Abbink.

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Self-driving cars begin to understand road users’ behaviour

Drive around a busy Dutch city centre one day and observe everything that happens around you. As a driver, you have to constantly make choices. Does the pedestrian, who is suddenly crossing the road, see you? Will that van give you right of way? What is the mother with a child on the back of her bike planning to do?

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New, biology inspired robot brain

Biology is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for robotics. Whether it involves walking, grabbing, flying or swimming, robotics looks with amazement and interest at the rich variety of solutions that evolution has developed.

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Picking asparagus for 10 hours straight? This robot is learning how.

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Underwater robots: no one can help them down there

Robots can perform jobs underwater that are too complex or dangerous for humans. That is, if they can manage on their own. The REMARO project works with PhD students to make marine robotics more reliable.

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Obstacles may cause less problems for smart robots

Robots that safely navigate busy corridors to deliver medicines to nurses. And drones that manoeuvre around people, rubbish bins and poles without smashing things up. This is possible thanks to the models developed by researcher Javier Alonso-Mora from TU Delft.

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ROCSYS raises $6.3M to strengthen its leadership position in robotic EV charging solutions

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RoboHouse showreel 2021

Video credits: Studio Bravoure, Bas Lammers, Rick Wiegmans, Frits Jan Smit, Geraldo Solisa, Jaimy Siebel, Joost van de Loo, Michiel Bernabela, WEARETHEGOOD, Marieke Mulder and Casper van Eersel.

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Interview with Marieke Mulder: ‘Gazelle Accelerator is at your service’

She is program manager at RoboHouse and one of the driving forces behind the Gazelle Accelerator success story in Europe.

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