Barely arrived at the SELEMCA lab or Alice and DARwIn had to perform for the general public during the 8th PhDO session of Waag Society (link). The PhDO sessions are a regular update of relevant topics in academia for artists as well as professionals in the Creative Industries.

Scientias interviewed me about my research within SELEMCA and published this article (in Dutch)

http://www.scientias.nl/hoe-gaat-het-met-de-zorgrobot/85881

The article is a follow-up on the article they published about a year ago

I published an article about robots in healthcare for the online magazine 'Waterstof' of the 'Waterlandstichting'.

On my way to the AIAI13 conference, I was interviewed by a journalist of 'Nederlands Dagblad' about the potential of robots to prevent loneliness.

Report of the 'Robots Supporting Care Day' where I presented the Darwin robot to health care professionals, students and

SELEMCA will go 'on tour' the coming month. A list of the events where you can find us:

7-8 november: Matthijs Pontier will present a paper on 'Robots that Stimulate Autonomy' at the 25th Benelux Artificial Intelligence Conference. The paper and the slides can be found in the links below:

Design and Emotion NL presents: Design Emotion and the News. On the 28th of November in de Waag in Amsterdam, this event will be the launch of the Design and Emotion Society in the Netherlands.

On the 15th of October, the first edition of Design for Dementia will take place. At the Design for Dementia events, everyone who is interested in physical activity and sport innovations for people with dementia gathers. The events are organised by the Active Cues team which also allows to update everyone on current progress.

If the first Design for Dementia event from the 15th of October had to be described in some key-words, they would be: active, innovative and socially interactive. About thirty participants made the Active Cues kick-off a big success. Actice Cues is part of the G-MOTIV project and entails the stimulation of physical exercise for elderly with dementia.