I believe that technology should support our performance, safety, well-being and our strive for happiness. Therefore I work on Human-Technology Symbiosis.

Although I am primarily a scientist, I also work with artists and try to involve the general public in the discussion on technological advancements and what these may mean for human kind. Popular topics in this regard are Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligent Agents, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Cyborgs.


  • Psychology

    • Emotion
    • Humans
    • Tools
    • Research
    • Groups
    • Assessment
    • Electrodermal Activity
    • Self-Report


Ancillary activities

  • Hogeschool van AmsterdamRaad van Advies HvA Expertisecentrum Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • TNOApplied Research


A Pragmatic Approach to Bi-Directional Impedance Reflection Telemanipulation Control: Design and User StudyIEEE Robotics and automation letters, 9(4), 3617-3624. Lieftink, R., Falcone, S., Van Der Walt, C., Van Erp, J. & Dresscher, D.https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2024.3368792Perception Threshold for Pressure by a Soft Textile ActuatorIEEE transactions on haptics, 1-12 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Weda, J., Mader, A., Souri, H., Dertien, E. & van Erp, J.https://doi.org/10.1109/TOH.2024.3370835Analysis and Perspectives on the ANA Avatar XPRIZE CompetitionInternational journal of social robotics (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Hauser, K., Watson, E. ‘., Bae, J., Bankston, J., Behnke, S., Borgia, B., Catalano, M. G., Dafarra, S., van Erp, J. B. F., Ferris, T., Fishel, J., Hoffman, G., Ivaldi, S., Kanehiro, F., Kheddar, A., Lannuzel, G., Morie, J. F., Naughton, P., NGuyen, S., … Locke, D.https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-023-01095-wCyber-Physical Humans at the Intersection of Digital Twins, Immersive Internet and TelepresenceIn 2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC): Improving the Quality of Life, SMC 2023 - Proceedings (pp. 1382-1386). IEEE. van Erp, J. B. F.https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC53992.2023.10394190Physiological synchrony in brain and body as a measure of attentional engagement. University of Twente. Stuldreher, I. V.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036559379

Research profiles

Interested in the kind of things I do without reading scientific publications? Pick any of the events to get an idea:
# The emotional brain (http://todaysart.nl/2015/symposium/hack-the-body/)
# Cyborgs (https://dezwijger.nl/programma/hack-the-body
# Intimate Technology: (https://www.utwente.nl/en/events/!/2017/10/190707/thingscon-salon-twente-intimate-technology)
# Creativity (with novelist Arnon Grunberg, https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/video/576685-in-het-brein-van-arnon-grunberg.html
# Mobile Technology changing our lives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLfc60OBuA
# Group emotions and wearables (with artist Nick Verstand) https://www.facebook.com/events/1248998365120677/)

Or more science oriented:
# LOWLANDS University 2014 (45-minutes recording in Dutch) can be found at www.coolpolitics.nl.
# Prints of my inaugural lecture are available here: http://doc.utwente.nl/99775/ (in Dutch only).


University of Twente

Citadel (building no. 09), room H200
Hallenweg 15
7522 NH Enschede

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