Today, November 3, 2010, the Netherland can boast another robotics PhD: dr. Marcel Heerink. At the UvA he defended
his thesis ‘Assessing
acceptance of assistive social robots by aging adults’. In the opposition, grilling him with questions, there were interesting ‘robot people’: Besides promotors Bob Wielinga, Ben Kröse and Vanessa Evers, there were Kerstin Dautenhahn, Luc de Witte, Mark Neerincx, Lynda Hardman, and Frans Groen. See also this item with Heerink in the television show Ochtendspits, November 2, fast forward to 14:30.