Media Appearances

Universiteit van Nederland

Last Spring, I got the opportunity to record a lecture in cooperation with the “Universiteit van Nederland”; an Dutch national initiative that aims to share scientific knowledge with the world outside the classroom.

In this lecture I explain why robots are often designed to resemble humans and what effects such appearances may have on people interacting with such humanlike artificial beings.

You can watch the lecture here (in Dutch).

NOS op 3

Earlier this month, I was interviewed by NOS op 3 about the recent viral video from Boston Dynamics’ dancing robots. NOS op 3 makes short videos with background information on news items.

In this video, a news reporter explains some background information about the dancing robots’ video. And I will explain why such robots trigger certain (emotional) responses from the audience.

You can watch the video here (in Dutch).