Humans and Technology
We focus on human-centered and value-sensitive approaches to technology understanding and design.. We investigate how different technologies can impact human mind, behaviour, and values, as well as how technologies should be designed for effective, sustainable, and responsible interaction with humans at individual, interpersonal, organizational and societal levels.
The expertise of the research theme Humans & Technology is unique in terms of its potential to translate and apply deep social scientific knowledge and methods from psychology, philosophy and ethics. We contribute to scientific insights and design methods that shape technological innovations, and help assess effects and implications of modern technology on human mind and behavior.
Our Research Topics
At present our research focusses on these topics:
Our core team
Putting people first: To unlock the potential of new technologies, we need to first understand and respect people – their passions and…
Yvonne de Kort
For robots to understand people is impossible if people do not understand the robot.
We cannot work on the development of robots and artificial intelligence - especially when it comes to making autonomous decisions - without…
Pieter Van Gorp
My aim is to put citizens in charge of their personal health data.
Rinie van Est
Collaborating with similar minds may be easy, but won’t produce radical innovations.
Some of our research projects
Quality of Life by use of Enabling AI in Dementia
Light, Cognition, Attention, Perception (LightCap)
Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT)
Understanding the impact of disruptive technologies on society and humans.
Research into the essence of human-robot collaboration in the workplace.