Olger Siebinga

I am currently a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology, working in the exciting field of human-robot interaction. With a background in mechanical engineering, I have always been fascinated by the combination of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. What I find fascinating is clicking a play button on my computer screen and see something on my desk start to move. Or to move something on my desk and see my computer respond. This fascination is what led me to work in robotics.

But throwing humans in the mix is whay makes things really interesting. Many robots can behave safe and optimal in their own perfect, isolated world. But to make modern robots function in the real world, they must be able to interact with humans in a safe and natural manner. This is where my current work comes in: I focus on better understanding human behavior and describing it in a mathematical way such that robots can make decisions based on their understanding of human behavior.

I believe that by bridging the gap between robotics and human behavior, we can unlock new possibilities for robotics for many potential applications. Thank you for visiting my website, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas to share!