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2024

Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium!
Yasemin, Haewon, Khoa and Ana joined Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium. We had interesting discussions with soft roboticists and tried their demos!

Presentation & Demo 29.05.2024

Quinn Joined our lab!
He is a new master student in our lab. Welcome Quinn!

Join 23.04.2024

Lab activity!
We had a team building sports and picnic at X. We played volleyball and had a nice barbecue!

Lab activities 05.04.2024

Demet will be a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech!
Our former summer intern Demet Tangolar has accepted a Ph.D. position at the Georgia Institute of Technology! Congratulations!

Alumni 18.03.2024

Lab photo
We took a new group photo for this year! 

Lab activities 01.03.2024

Umut joined our lab!
He is a new Ph.D. student in our lab. Welcome Umut!

Join 01.03.2024

HITLab was at SHErobots!

HTLab was at SHErobots Cafe organized at TU Delft Library! Yasemin gave a talk with the title "Digitization of Touch Sense" and Haewon, Jagan, and Khoa demonstrated FeelPen and FeelSurf to the participants. You can check the event details here. 

Presentation & Demo 29.02.2024

Presentation at  Erasmus MC
Yasemin gave a presentation at the Erasmus MC about the digitization of touch sense. The talk was part of the scientific meetings organized by the Convergence initiative.

Presentation 26.02.2024

New paper!
Our paper, “Tactile Weight Rendering: A Review for Researchers and Developers”, is submitted! Congratulations to authors, Ruben, Alex, Laura, and Yasemin! You can read the paper here. 

Paper 20.02.2024

Presentation at TUE
Yasemin gave a presentation at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Technical University of Eindhoven about haptics. 

Presentation 14.02.2024

New paper!
Our paper, “Design and evaluation of a multi-finger skin-stretch tactile interface for hand rehabilitation robots ”, is submitted to BioRob! Congratulations to authors, Alex, Ruben, Yasemin, Gerard and Laura! You can read the paper here

Paper 31.01.2024

NWO Physics Conference 2024
Haewon and Khoa demonstrated Feel Pen and Feel Surf!  

Demo 23.01.2024

Katharina joined our lab!
She is a new master student in our lab. Welcome Katharina!

Join 19.01.2024

New paper and database!
Our paper, “SENS3: Multisensory Database of Finger-Surface Interactions and Corresponding Sensations ”, is submitted to Eurohaptics! Congratulations to authors, Jagan, Bence, and Yasemin! You can read the paper here. You can check our website here. 

Paper 07.01.2024

Ruben became a Ph.D. student at the University of Basel!
Our former MSc. student, Ruben Martin Rodriguez, started his Ph.D. at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Basel! Congratulations!

Alumni 01.01.2024

2023

NWO user committee meetings VENI
We had a fruitful knowledge utilization meeting for our VENI project funded by Dutch Research Council (NWO)! Committe members from SenseGlove, Mathworks, and Van Gogh Museum participated in person and tried Jagan's FeelSurf demo. 

Presentation 15.12.2023

Dies graduated!
He is now M.Sc..! Congratulations!

Graduation 14.12.2023

Ruben graduated!
He is now M.Sc..! Congratulations!

Graduation 30.11.2023

HITLAB was at HRI Demo Days!  

HITLab opened its doors to the Human Robot Interaction

Demo 30.11.2023

HITLab was part of Euro XR 2023!
HITLab opened its doors to the visitors of the Euro XR conference! Jagan and Haewon showed Feel Surf and Wearable ring demos.

Demo 29.11.2023

Ana joined our lab!
She is a new master student in our lab. Welcome Ana!

Join 27.11.2023

Farewell dinner for Bence
We had a nice dinner at the Delft city center! 

Lab activities 31.10.2023

Lucas graduated!
He is now an M.Sc.! Congratulations!

Graduation 27.10.2023

Abishek graduated!
He is now M.Sc..! Congratulations!

Graduation 27.10.2023

Visitor from Huawei
He tried our demos and exchanged ideas and collaboration opportunities! 

Demo 26.10.2023

Team building activity
We had a nice walk at the park around KNUS and amazing dishes!

Lab activities 20.10.2023

Haewon joined our lab!
She is a new research engineer. Welcome Haewon!

Join 16.10.2023

Khoa joined our lab!
He is a new master student in our lab. Welcome Khoa!

Join 24.08.2023

Bram graduated!
He is now M.Sc..! Congratulations!

Graduation xx.xx.2023

2023 World Haptics Coference
Yasemin gave a presentation about current projects.

Presentation XX.xx.2023

Presentation at Siemens
Yasemin and Jagan presented Feel Surf. Then we discussed about collaboration opportunities!

Demo xx.xx.2023

Teknowlodgy 2023
We were at Teknowlodgy on June 27! Bence, Jagan, and Yasemin presented FeelPen and FeelSurf there!

Presentation 27.06.2023

Beril joined our lab!
Beril joined HITLAB as an undergraduate summer intern. Welcome Beril!

Join 26.06.2023: 

Seminars on  "Digitizing touch sense"!
Yasemin will give a seminar "Digitizing Touch Sense: Unveiling the Perceptual Essence of Tactile Textures" on June 21 at the Contextual Robotics Institute of the University of California, San Diego, and on June 23 at the Arizona State University!

Presentation 19.06.2023

Visitors from KU Leuven
We had visitors from KU Leuven!

Demo 05.06.2023

Interview with Esra Oz
Yasemin had an interview with Esra Oz from the magazine Independent about her research. You can read it here.

Interview 03.06.2023

NWO-XS grant awarded!
Yasemin is awarded an NWO-XS grant for her project "SensaSkin: A haptic interface for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in children." Thanks to this grant, our group has an open Research Engineer position (one year full-time). 

Grant 09.05.2023

Paper published!
"Focused vibrotactile stimuli from a wearable sparse array of actuators" is now published in IEEE Transactions on Haptics. Congratulations to Valerie, Michael Wiertlewski, and Yasemin! You can read the paper here. We will present our paper as an oral presentation at IEEE World Haptics Conference in Delft!

Paper 08.05.2023

New course!
The first day of the Applied Experimental Methods Course, which is led by our group this year! 

Course 26.04.2023

Postdoc Career Event
Yasemin met with postdocs of TU Delft and shared her experiences in landing an academic job at the Postdoc Career Event organized by Delft Young Academy. 

Presentation 25.04.2023

Special guests!
We had special guests today! Yasemin's parents visited our lab and tried our demos. Thanks, Bence and Lucas for the demos!

Guests 25.04.2023

Interview with De Ingenieur
Renee Canrinus-Moezelaar from the magazine De Ingenieur interviews Michael Wiertlewski and Yasemin about haptics. You can read the interview here.

Interview 24.04.203

Guest from Royal Dutch Visio
We had guests from the Faculty of Industrial Design and Royal Dutch Visio. Thanks, Bence and Lucas for the demos!

Demo 20.04.2023

Bachmann Electronics visited
We had a visit from Bachmann Electronics. Thanks, Bence for the demos!

Demo 04.04.2023

Embodied Intelligence Conference 2023
Yasemin presented their work "Learning to feel textures: Predicting perceptual similarities from unconstrained finger-surface interactions" at the Embodied Intelligence Conference. 

Presentation 22.03.2023

Paper published!
Our paper "FeelPen: A Haptic Stylus Displaying Multimodal Texture Feels on Touchscreens " is now published in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics! Congratulations to Bence and Yasemin! You can read the paper here.

Paper 20.03.2023

Paper published!
Our paper "Thermosurf: Thermal Display Technology for Dynamic and Multi-Finger Interactions" is now published in IEEE Access! Congratulations to authors Luka, Gokhan Serhat, and Yasemin! You can read the paper here.

Paper 03.02.2023

Kick-off meeting for NWO VENI project!
We had the first kick-off meeting for our NWO VENI project! We showed our progress and demos and discussed possible collaborations with our diverse user committee (Huawei, Siemens, Senseglove, Wittenstein,  Van Gogh Museum, Royal Dutch Visio, and Mathworks). 

Meeting 25.01.2023

Online talk in AI and Robotics Seminar
Yasemin gave an online talk "Perception and rendering of tactile textures" for the Advanced Topics in AI and Robotics seminar series, organized by Nico Hochgeschwender from the University of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Presentation 16.01.2023

Jagan joined our lab!
Today Jagan joined our lab as a Ph.D. student! Welcome Jagan! He is the first Ph.D. student of our group.

Join 02.01.2023

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