Robotic Zelfactualisatie

Arie Fokkink

How can artificial intelligence support in enhancing self-actualization of limited people?

Over this one challenge

Arie Fokkink

This issue has been presented within a High-Tech Human-Touch (HTHT) minor at the UT. We started this in the first half of the 2020-2021 academic year. The ultimate goal of this project is to offer the physically handicapped a tailor-made living environment. To this end, suitable residential locations must be developed, and we are looking for ways in which robotics can play a supporting role for the self-actualization of the disabled.

Progress / Results

The first phase of this project has now been completed . Below you can see one of the presentations that has been carried out around this project. This group of students has made a working prototype of a robot that can look 'around the corner'! In the second phase, students will continue to work on this robot, by making it more robust and testing it extensively in use situations.


This issue has been going on for some time now, and has already been addressed in various parts of education. The current concept has been 'adopted' by a group of students. They will remain the 'owner' of it in the coming years and will be clients for follow-up projects. They made a global roadmap for this project, which you can view here.