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N.W.M. Beckers MSc (Niek)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

About Me

Niek has received his M.Sc. (cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, working on human perception and control behavior in flight simulation. He did research as a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA on the adaptability of our vestibular system to altered gravity environments, such as in space. Niek is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, under supervision of Dr. Arno Stienen and Prof. Herman van der Kooij. His work at UT focuses on physical human-human interaction.

Expertise

Robots
Interaction
Learning

Publications

Recent Articles
Alessandro, C., Beckers, N., Goebel, P., Resquin, F., González-Vargas, J., & Osu, R. (2016). Motor Control and Learning Theories. In J. L. Pons, R. Raya, & J. González (Eds.), Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation II (pp. 225-250). (Biosystems & biorobotics; Vol. 10). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24901-8_9
Takagi, A., Beckers, N., & Burdet, E. (2016). Motion Plan Changes Predictably in Dyadic Reaching.PLoS ONE, 11(12), [e0167314]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167314
den Dekker, H. A., Beckers, N. W. M., Keemink, A. Q. L., van der Kooij, H., & Stienen, A. (2016). Assessing the usability of remote control servos for admittance-controlled haptic finger manipulators. In S. Kukreja, & L. Masia (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (pp. 1260-1265). (July 2016; Vol. 2016). IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523804
Bos, R. A., Haarman, C. J. W., Stortelder, T., Nizamis, K., Beckers, N. W. M., Herder, J. L., ... Plettenburg, D. H. (2015). State-of-the-art overview of hand assistive devices. -. Poster session presented at 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2015, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Beckers, N. W. M., van der Kooij, H., & Stienen, A. (2015). Motor skill learning through physical interaction between humans. -. Poster session presented at MIRA conference, Enschede, the Netherlands, .
Beckers, N. W. M., van der Kooij, H., & Stienen, A. (2014). Robot-assisted Learning of Complex Upper Extremity Movements. -. Poster session presented at Poster presented at Summer School on NeuroRehabilitation 2014, Baiona, Spain, .

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W-115
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W-115
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands