Maria Luce Lupetti


Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands 

Maria Luce is a postdoctoral design researcher working at the intersection of design, AI and robotics. She holds a PhD cum Laude in “Production, Management and Design” from Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2018). Her doctoral research, focused on human-robot interaction and play for children, was supported by the Italian telecommunication company TIM. Prior to this position, Maria Luce was a Research Fellow at Amsterdam Metropolitan Solution Institute (2018-2019) and visiting scholar at X-Studio, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2016-2017).

Iskander Smit

Cities of Things Delft Design Lab,

Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands

Innovation director INFO
chairman ThingsCon Amsterdam

Iskander is visiting researcher and lab director at Delft University of Technology faculty of Industrial Design researching Cities of Things. He is innovation director at agency INFO in Amsterdam, that crafts connected digital products and services. Iskander is responsible for research and development and leading LABS. Next to that Iskander is chairman of the foundation ThingsCon Amsterdam.

Iohanna Nicenboim

Connected Everyday Lab,

Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands

I am an Argentinean designer and design researcher, currently a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology, funded by Microsoft. My research is informed by Research through Design, and focuses on understanding and misunderstanding AI. I design provocations to explore the limits of AI, and research how AI fails. I do that in order to contextualise AI within social. political, gendered and institutional relations of humans and non-humans.

Gijs Huisman

Food and Eating Design Lab, Perceptual Intelligence lab

Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands

Gijs Huisman is an assistant professor at the Industrial Design Engineering department of the Delft University of Technology. He is a member of the Perceptual Intelligence lab and co-director of the Food and Eating Design Lab. His main research interest is in technologies to support meaningful social interactions. In this space, he is particularly interested in how the sense of touch features in technology-mediated interactions. In his work he applies phenomenological and embodied cognitive science lenses to the study of haptic perception, social interactions, and the design of interactive technologies.

Eduard Fosch Villaronga

eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies,

Leiden University
Leiden, The Netherlands

Visiting researcher AiTech Delft University of Technology

Dr. Fosch-Villaronga is an Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL) where he investigates legal and regulatory aspects of robot and AI technologies, with a special focus on healthcare. Eduard recently published the book ‘Robots, Healthcare, and the Law. Regulating Automation in Personal Care’ with Routledge and is interested in human-robot interaction, responsible innovation, and the future of law.

Eduard is the co-leader of the Ethical, Legal, and Societal Aspects Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 16116 on Wearable Robots and the Social Responsibility Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 19121 GoodBrother. Eduard served the European Commission in the Sub-Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), connected products and other new challenges in product safety to the Consumer Safety Network (CSN) to revise the General Product Safety directive.

Viktor Bedö

Critical Media Lab Basel,

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland

Visiting research fellow at CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London

Viktor Bedö is a research designer with a focus on bodies, technologies, and infrastructure in urban space. His practice is one of writing and creating playful and speculative urban experiences to critically engage with techno-optimist imaginaries of urban life that allow for commoning based, feisty and resilient smart city alternatives. His design work was featured by Metropolis Festival Copenhagen, Festival of Future Nows at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin among others. He is a researcher at Critical Media Lab Basel and visiting research fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Mick Jongeling

Hogeschool Rotterdam Business School,

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Speculative Futures Amsterdam

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