Dr Tijn van der Zant was one of the founding fathers of the RoboCup@Home competition, the annual international competition between robots capable of performing household chores realistic home settings. The competition has clearly had a catalysing effect on the development of robots that can conduct household chores. Van der Zant gives a sneak preview of what Groningen plans to compete with.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
Amina Helmi, a professor of Astronomy specializing in Milky Way dynamics, structure and formation, will receive the Spinoza Prize in October.
The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study has found that this is partly because dunes are constructed by plants with different ‘movement strategies’...
More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This close collaboration will take place in 17 research projects.