To investigate the different kinds of expertise necessary for the development of Smart Textile Services we initiated an assignment to develop new Smart Textile Services concepts for elderly that can be used during rehabilitation (ten Bhömer, et all 2012) and executed this project in 2 different institutes: Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Eindhoven University of Technology.

This report highlights the contribution of V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media to the CRISP Smart Textile Services project. V2_s main aim within this project was to stimulate innovation through artistic Research & Development (aRt&D).

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.

The new field of Artificial Intelligence called Machine Ethics is concerned with ensuring that the behaviour of machines towards human users and other machines is ethical. This unique edited collection aims to provide a platform for researchers in this field to present new research and developments in Machine Medical Ethics.

Dr. Kino Coursey of Hanson Robotics just integrated Silicon Coppélia and Moral Coppélia on the Cogbot platform, which drives the Hanson Robokind R50 to which Alice belongs. This way, both systems have become widely available to the robot community and the users of their work.

A selection of papers on Silicon Coppélia:

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

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:

In the Amsterdam RAI on the 12th of November the 'innovatie-estafette' was held. On this event, multiple talents were rewarded with the 'Toekomstmakers' prize for their innovations and creation of sustainable products. In the category of 'up-and-coming talents' Pauline van Dongen won this award.

SELEMCA’s Robert Paauwe was invited to the Glasgow School of Art to teach 18 students (Product Design, year 2) about interactive prototyping using Arduino. Starting at the 18th of November, the students had five days to design and create a working prototype.

The region Midden-Brabant will serve the coming two years as a national test bed for dementia care. New products and services to improve care for people suffering from dementia will be tested in the area of Tilburg and its surroundings.