Join us in shaping the robotics society
Robotics is transforming many different industries. It is clear that robotics technology has a huge impact on a broad range of end-users markets and applications, which will continue to grow. In the years to come, robotics will (start to) influence our daily lives in several shapes and forms, including healthcare, agriculture, civil, commercial and consumer sectors, logistics and transport.
At the University of Twente, we are ready to play a leading role in expanding the field of robotics from factories to consumer and service sectors. We are ready to be the linking pin between businesses, governments and users in the further development and growth of robotics technology. We see robotics as a pervasive technology, which can revolutionize our society. In order to achieve this, it needs to blend into our society seamlessly, addressing the challenges it faces in healthcare, daily support and collaborative work. Robotic solutions must co-exist and co-work with people to improve our way of living and wellbeing. That’s why human-centered robotics is our main focus. The interaction between people and robot(s) needs to be both natural, easy to use and adaptable, from fully operated to fully autonomous. And of course, this interaction has to fit the framework of our society, respecting the present boundaries posed by ethics, economics, legal rules, governmental laws and cultural and societal concerns.
This website provides more information about the multidisciplinary robotics programme of the University of Twente. Which has as its main goal to make the Twente region a highly visible, influential and active epicentre for robotics research, development, testing and implementation. Let this be an invitation to work together on this ambition.