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David Abbink

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft)
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Research interests

cyberneticssystem identificationbioroboticsshared controlforce feedbackhapticsdriver support systemshuman-machine interactionpropriocepsismotor controlneuromuscular control

About

David Abbink (1977) is an associate professor at the Delft Haptics Lab. He received his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2002. Subsequently he worked for three years on a research project funded by Nissan, during which he helped develop and evaluate a force feedback gas pedal to support driver with car following, which was released as “Distance Control Assist” on American and Japanese markets in 2008. In 2006 he received his PhD degree as a result of his thesis “Neuromuscular Analysis of Haptic Feedback during Car Following”, which was awarded that year’s best PhD thesis in the area of movement sciences in the Netherlands. He continued his research on haptics and neuromuscular analysis during several projects for Nissan and Boeing, and received a position as Assistant Professor at the Delft Haptics Lab in 2009. Shortly after he was awarded the Dutch “VENI grant” to further stimulate his work on the design of human-centered haptic guidance. He co-wrote the “H-Haptics” project which was granted in May 2011, yielding funding for 16 PhDs to extend the concept of haptic shared control from vehicular control to tele-operation in domains such as nuclear remote handling, and manipulation in deep sea or space. He won best teacher of his department for four years in a row, and best teacher of the faculty for two years in a row. In 2014 he received the Human Factors Prize for co-authoring a journal paper about driver-automation interaction. Since 2012 he is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on SMC.

Co-authors (85)

Publications (5)

  • What determines drivers’ speed? A replication of three behavioural adaptation experiments in a single driving simulator study

    • Melman T
    • Abbink D
    • van Paassen M
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  • Development of a Haptic Device with Tactile and Proprioceptive Feedback for Spatial Design Tasks

    • Bakker T
    • Verlinden J
    • Abbink D
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  • Manual Control Cybernetics: State-of-the-Art and Current Trends

    • Mulder M
    • Pool D
    • Abbink D
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  • Using position dependent damping forces around reaching targets for transporting heavy objects: A Fitts' law approach

    • Keemink A
    • Fierkens R
    • Lobo-Prat J
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  • Analysis of human-in-the-loop tele-operated maintenance inspection tasks using VR

    • Boessenkool H
    • Abbink D
    • Heemskerk C
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft)

January 2015 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft)

January 2009 - December 2014(6 years)

PostDoc

Delft University of Technology

December 2006 - December 2008(2 years)

Education history

PhD

Delft University of Technology

May 2002 - December 2006(5 years)

MSc

Delft - University of Technology

September 1997 - March 2002(5 years)