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.
Our expertise 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
Flashback on events
An overview of past events organized by and in cooperation with the Center for Humans & Technology
AI FOR ALL – From the Dark side to the Light
AI will change our lives. How do we stay away of the dark side?
Sex, Robots and Artificial Intimacy: a threat or the next best thing?
Intimacy through sex, love, and touch; for most people this is essential to leading a happy human life. The COVID-19 pandemic and its…
Disruptive technologies: Risks worth taking?
Risks and (disruptive) technologies are closely connected. Technologies can reduce risks, but also introduce new ones. Socially disruptive…
The Creativity Code
Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the…
Considering health behavior change
Despite the advantages, most behavior changes last only briefly. But why? Why do most changes not result in a more sustainable change of…
From blackboard to black box; Education and learning in the age of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work in many different ways. What will this mean for higher education?
Playful learning - Meaningful learning
How can we create more meaningful and engaging learning environments and activities?
The Future of Social Robotics
Join The Future of Social Robotics and the opening of the TU/e Social Robotics Lab
Kenny Chow: 'Animation Thinking on Human-Technology Relationship'
Animation Thinking on Human-Technology Relationship
Quantified Self Meetup - 13 May 2019
Together with Quantified Self Netherlands we organize the next QS Meetup, at TU Eindhoven. If you are interested in e.g. self-tracking,…
Hannover Messe 2019
We demonstrated our developments in robotics research, both form a systems approach as from the social robotics approach
Artificial Womb: Dream or Nightmare?
The artificial womb confronts us with serious moral and societal questions. Will humankind be better off with this alternative way of…
Artificial Moral Agents?
How ethical are self-learning algorithms, when do we say AI is ‘fair’ and should we be concerned about robot rights?
Pressure at work: The unavoidable impact of background sounds on human cognitive tasks
In this research meet, the interaction between sound and cognitive processes will be described and discussed based on current understanding…
Home Smart Home Night
Is there still room for human contact when we are surrounded by smart devices?
Research meet on Novel Sensing Techniques for Health Analytics and Quantified Self
Happy people in Smart Environments
In the research meet of 28 September 2018 TU/e researchers from various disciplines shared the latest research insights concerning health,…
Blockchain tech is coming like a tsunami and in the meantime slowly we are converting our paper money to crypto valuta
Transforming mental health care - Technological and social innovation for mental health
Mental health care is recognizing the potential of and adopting technology. April 6 TU/e, Tilburg University and GGZ Eindhoven orgnized a…
Social robotics: the future of human-machine relationships
Is morality always and everywhere, cooperative?
Debating the future of morality research
The Age of the Algorithm
We live in an algorithm driven society. In our quest for the ultimate learning machine we need to think about the consequences for human…
Virtual Healthcare - Hoe speelt VR een rol bij vraagstukken in zorg?
Welke rol kan Virtual Reality spelen bij vraagstukken in de zorg?
"Fitter, happier, more productive? The Science and Technology of Behavior Change"
In this research meet we focussed on the science and technology of behavior change. Are we designing the future we want to live in?
Do robotics and automation threaten the good life?
“Sound Technology; a human perspective on the benefits and risks of sound in everyday life”
The science of sound and how advanced sound technology can change effect of sound on humans.
Ergonomics and Light, Lighting Design for All
Personal informatics & Personal health: Empowerd by Data?
Focussing on the potential of self-tracking technologies (aka Quantified Self) to support improved health trajectories, as well as…
Machine Smarts and Human Values: designing a humanistic future
We are handing more and more tasks to technology. But how do we ensure that this technological growth also contributes to the prosperity and…
Meet our board
SecretaryAnita NellissenCenterHT@ tue.nl
Marketing & CommunicationsMarc Rosmalenm.rosmalen@ tue.nl
Postal addressPO Box 5135600 MB Eindhoventhe Netherlands
Visiting addressATLAS-building 9.401Groene Loper5612 AS Eindhoventhe Netherlands