Dr. Marcel Heerink (1961) specializes in human robot interaction, with a focus on social robots and a fascination for relationships between humans and social robots. Besides his work for La Salle, he works at Windesheim Flevoland University of Applied Sciences in Almere, The Netherlands. At this moment he is the coordinator of a new research chair of robotics, initiating projects and international collaborations, for example on therapeutic robots for different target groups. Marcel also coordinates the robotics master for Windesheim and La Salle, together with Jordi Albo.
Recent relevant articles written:
Heerink, M., B.J.A. Kröse, B.J. Wielinga, and V. Evers (2010)
Assessing acceptance of assistive social agent technology by older adults: the Almere model. International Journal of Social Robotics, 2010. 2(3).
Heerink, M., Albo-Canals, J., Valenti Soler, M., Martinez Martin, P. (2013) A Kind of Snoezelen – Requirements for a Therapeutic Robot for Older Adults With Dementia According to Caregivers, IEEE RO-MAN: The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Gyeongju, Korea
Albo-Canals, J., Heerink, M., Díaz-Boladeras, M., Padillo, V., Maristany, M., Barco, A., Angulo, C., Riccio, A., Brodsky, L., Dufresne, S., Heilbron, S., Milto, E., Choueiri, R., Hannon, D., Rogers, C., Comparing two studies with LEGO Robotics-Based Activities in a Social Skills Training Program for Children with ASD, IEEE RO-MAN: The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Gyeongju, Korea