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de Visser, E.J. (author), Peeters, M.M.M. (author), Jung, M.F. (author), Kohn, S. (author), Shaw, T.H. (author), Pak, R. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
The introduction of artificial teammates in the form of autonomous social robots, with fewer social abilities compared to humans, presents new challenges for human–robot team dynamics. A key characteristic of high performing human-only teams is their ability to establish, develop, and calibrate trust over long periods of time, making the...
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Dresscher, M. (author), Jayawardhana, B. (author)
We study a containment control problem (CCP) and a shape control problem (SCP) for systems whose initial condition is a random variable with known distribution. The two control problems both require exponential convergence to a desired trajectory, which is complemented by either; (i) a required cumulative distribution over a prescribed...
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Naf, M. (author), Baltrusch, S.J. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Rodriguez-Guerrero, C. (author), Babic, J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
The number one cause of disability in the world is low-back pain, with mechanical loading as one of the major risk factors. To reduce mechanical loading, exoskeletons have been introduced in the workplace. Substantial reductions in back muscle activity were found when using the exoskeleton during static bending and manual materials handling....
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Pereira, A. (author), Oertel, C. (author), Fermoselle, L.I. (author), Mendelson, J. (author), Gustafson, J. (author)
We previously introduced a responsive joint attention system that uses multimodal information from users engaged in a spatial reasoning task with a robot and communicates joint attention via the robot's gaze behavior [25]. An initial evaluation of our system with adults showed it to improve users' perceptions of the robot's social presence. To...
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Ligthart, M.E.U. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Hindriks, K.V. (author)
In this paper we specify and validate three interaction design patterns for an interactive storytelling experience with an autonomous social robot. The patterns enable the child to make decisions about the story by talking with the robot, reenact parts of the story together with the robot, and recording self-made sound effects. The design...
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Tsutsumi, K. (author), van Gulijk, C. (author)
Advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things are transforming how humans and electrotechnical systems interconnect. With the introduction of new technologies, it is critically important to ensure that human safety remains at the centre of the human-machine relationship. Each year, several million workers are injured on the...
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de Boer, M.H.T. (author), Verhoosel, J.P.C. (author)
Creating ontologies is an expensive task. Our vision is that we can automatically generate ontologies based on a set of relevant documents to create a kick-start in ontology creating sessions. In this paper, we focus on enhancing two often used methods, OpenIE and cooccurrences. We evaluate the methods on two document sets, one about pizza and...
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Tabasi, A. (author), Kingma, I. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), Koopman, A.S. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Back support exoskeletons are designed to prevent work-related low-back pain by reducing mechanical loading. For actuated exoskeletons, support based on moments actively produced by the trunk muscles appears a viable approach. The moment can be estimated by a biomechanical model. However, one of the main challenges here is the feasibility of...
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Mohan, R. (author), Silvas, E. (author), Stoutjesdijk, H. (author), Bruynincks, H. (author), de Jager, B. (author)
Most human-centred robotic applications require robots to follow a certain pre-defined path. This makes the robot’s autonomous movements acceptable and predictable for humans. Planning a trajectory for the robot thus involves guiding it along this desired path. The classical approach of segmenting a path into multiple waypoints and tracking them...
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Steijn, W.M.P (author), van Oosterhout, J. (author), Willemsen, J. (author), Jansen, A. (author)
Recent developments have introduced so-called cobots or cooperative robots, which place the machines on the work floor next to employees. A new challenge arises to keep these human robot interactions, safe and healthy, while also maintaining the sustainability and efficiency of the interaction. Here, we present a model, which can be a valuable...
conference paper 2020
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de Visser, E.J. (author), Peeters, M.M.H. (author), Jung, M.F. (author), Kohn, S. (author), Shaw, T.H. (author), Pak, R. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
The introduction of artificial teammates in the form of autonomous social robots, with fewer social abilities compared to humans, presents new challenges for human–robot team dynamics. A key characteristic of high performing human-only teams is their ability to establish, develop, and calibrate trust over long periods of time, making the...
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Krom, B.N. (author), Catoire, M. (author), Toet, A. (author), van Dijk, R.J.E. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author)
In this study we investigated body ownership over a virtual hand and arm as a function of their visual appearance (likeness) and synchronicity of visuo-tactile stimulation with a virtual electric toothbrush and a vibrotactile glove. In all conditions, participants controlled the movement of arm and fingers, maintaining synchronicity in motor...
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article 2019
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Boumans, R. (author), van Meulen, F. (author), Hindriks, K. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Olde Rikkert, M.G.M. (author)
BACKGROUND /OBJECTIVES: Healthcare professionals (HCP) are confronted with an increased demand for assessments of important health status measures, such as patient-reported outcome measurements (PROM), and the time this requires. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of using an HCP robot assistant, and to...
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Willemse, C.J.A.M. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author)
Social touch interactions can, depending on the type and strength of the dyadic social relationship, elicit a plethora of physiological, emotional, and behavioral responses; both beneficial and disadvantageous. With the intention to expand the communicative capabilities of humanoid social robots, we investigated whether robot-initiated touches...
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Dhondt, S. (author), Kraan, K.O. (author), Preenen, P.T.Y. (author)
Als we naar de cijfers in onze eigen economie van de Lage Landen aankijken, anno 2019, dan lopen we aan tegen enorme tekorten aan mensen. Tegelijk stijgen de lonen onvol-doende, in ieder geval niet op de werkvloer. In de bestuurskamers lijkt de crisis van 2008 geen enkele impact op de beloning te hebben gehad. Met andere woorden: we weten niet...
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Ligthart, M. (author), Fernhout, T. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Bindsbergen, K.L. (author), Grootenhuis, M.A. (author)
In order to facilitate a sustainable long-term interaction between a child and a robot they need to get acquainted with one another. In this paper we discuss the foundation, the rationale, and the evaluation (N = 75) of our design for an autonomous robot conversational partner that engages with Dutch children (8-11 y.o.) in a getting acquainted...
conference paper 2019
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Toxiri, S. (author), Power, V. (author), Kingma, I. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
With mechanical loading as the main risk factor for LBP, exoskeletons (EXO)are designed to reduce the load on the back by taking over part of the moment normally generated by back muscles. The present study investigated the effect of an active exoskeleton, controlled using three different control modes (INCLINATION, EMG & HYBRID), on spinal...
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Tielman, M.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Pagliari, C. (author), Rizzo, A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Background: Digital health interventions can fill gaps in mental healthcare provision. However, autonomous e-mental health (AEMH) systems also present challenges for effective risk management. To balance autonomy and safety, AEMH systems need to detect risk situations and act on these appropriately. One option is sending automatic alerts to...
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Dhondt, S. (author), Kraan, K.O. (author), Preenen, P.T.Y. (author)
In dit rapport is een monitoringsysteem ontwikkeld voor het meten van de impact van techno-logisering op de arbeidsmarkt. De centrale vraag is op welke wijze we de impact van technologische ontwikkeling voor arbeid op de juiste manier, of minstens betekenisvolle manier, kun-nen inschatten? Het referentiepunt voor het monitoringsysteem zijn de...
report 2019
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