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19 Sep 2014 - Video: Social Robotics Professor Vanessa Evers visits Japan Japan is the home of robots. Because of population ageing, the country is investing billions of yen in robotics as a solution for the impending shortage of staff. As a result, more and more robots can be seen in public. Research in Japan already focuses on the relationship between man and robot. 11 Sep 2014 - 1.2 million euros for UT research into sustainable logistics Researchers of the University of Twente have managed to secure two Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) grants worth over 1.2 million in total for research into sustainable logistics. The grants will go to the multidisciplinary research projects SINTAS and Dynafloat, in which not only researchers from the School of Management and Governance, the Faculty of Engineering Technology and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science are involved, but also several companies. 4 Sep 2014 - Transition: 'Man and car must learn to cooperate' From a technological perspective, the step to fully driverless cars is relatively small. Since it is impossible to introduce fully self driving cars from one day to the next, the transition will however have to be slow and cars will gradually take over more and more tasks from the driver. According to professor Marieke Martens, who conducts research on how people deal with new vehicle technology, this is an exciting transition. No matter how high the quality of the system's design system, the way in which man handles it makes or breakes its effectiveness. Man and car must learn to cooperate. On 11 September, Martens will deliver her inaugural lecture at the University of Twente. 2 Sep 2014 - Horizon 2020: Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017 From 29/09/2014 - 02:00 to 30/09/2014 - 02:00, a Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017 (Horizon 2020) will be organised. Registration before September 22, 2014. 1 Sep 2014 - DesignLab University of Twente turns design process 'topsy turvy' Unsuspected combinations, guts and 'team science': those are the three most important characteristics of the new DesignLab that the University of Twente will open on 1 September in the presence of Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science. DesignLab connects experts from the fields of biomedical technology, nanotechnology and ICT to industrial designers and colleagues from the social sciences and public and business administration as soon as possible. Encouraging these meetings may help in more quickly finding solutions for social issues. Moreover, this also makes DesignLab a new type of discussion partner for the business sector. The opening takes place during the Opening of the Academic Year where artist/designer Daan Roosegaarde will also take the stage. 28 Aug 2014 - 8 September 2014: NWO/RVO Matchmaking Event on Call Systems Integration On September 8, 2014, a Matchmaking Event will be organised on the NWO/RVO Call Systems Integration, topsector Energy. The Call, with deadline on October 21, 2014, is on: 28 Aug 2014 - Call for Proposals NWO Vidi The Call for Proposals NWO Vidi recently has been opened (information in Dutch) 28 Aug 2014 - New prototype lab for Robotics In the Carré-building a new lab will be created, where researchers can print parts of robots from 3-D printers. The research group of professor Stefano Stramigioli is now able to test robots more efficiently in practice (article in Dutch).