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06 January 2021

Universiteit van NL lecture Filippo Santoni de Sio: How to keep robots under control?

In a new series of English lectures of the Universiteit van Nederland (University of the Netherlands), Filippo Santoni de Sio talks about the delicate balance between the 'robot dream' and the 'robot doom'. In his lecture 'How can we keep robots under control?' he explains that you should include human values in the design of a robot from the start of the designing process. Only then can you speak of 'meaningful human control'.

06 January 2021

Otto Kroesen in Foodlog Ifama about entrepreneurial tribes and achieving food sovereignty in Africa

Dr. Otto Kroesen introduces and explains the concept of tribal entrepreneurship. Surprisingly the interview also addresses tribalisation as a way out of the identity crises of people in modern Western societies. In Kroesen's opinion, the tribe could bring back the lost sense of 'we'.

16 December 2020

Sabine Roeser new department chair of VTI

As of January 1, Sabine Roeser will succeed Ibo van de Poel as department chair of VTI. Sabine Roeser is professor of ethics and has worked at TPM since 2001. She has been Section Leader of the Ethics/Philosophy of Technology section since March 2015.

10 December 2020

Karolien van Nunen and Genserik Reniers about chemical clusters and domino effects

Incidents in the process industry can have disastrous consequences. On 21 January, TPM researchers Karolien van Nunen and Genserik Reniers will speak about chemical clusters and domino effects at a meeting of Contact group Health and Chemistry (CGC) and the Dutch Association of Safety Science (NVVK).

09 December 2020

Emad Yaghmaei and Ibo van de Poel present new book on responsible innovation assessment

A new book edited by Emad Yaghmaei and Ibo van de Poel on responsible innovation has been published. The open access book titled ‘Assessment of Responsible Innovation: Methods and Practices”, fills the scientific lacuna on responsible innovation assessment. Claudia Werker, Robert Verburg, Laurens Rook and Udo Pesch also contributed to the book.