Press45July  2019 

IRIS Magazine – Italian IRCCS newsapaer

“Creare Valore” news in the area AI for Health about The Project PAL -PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Read article, Page 18[IT]



30th of May 2018

Broadcast Radio Free Europe – In the Netherlands, robots in a playful form talk with children about diabetes

Brief overview of PAL’s aims an ongoing activities

Watch video [RU]


November 14th 2017

La Vita in Diretta – Italian popular entertainment program

In occasion of the World Diabates Day, in the context of a panel discussion with Ospedale San Raffaele diabetes experts, an interview with one of the families participating in the PAL project

Watch video, from 2:52:56[IT]

Press45October 5th 2017 

Corriere della Sera – Italian national newsapaer

The play, they speak and teach; they are the Robots and they are children’s friends, also at the Hospital.

Read article, Page 6[IT]


TV45May 18th 2017

De Kennis van Nu (NTR): Robotliefde / The Knowledge of Now: Robot Love

Diederik Jekel and Elisabeth van Nimwegen dive into the world of social robots. Why do we assign robots human properties? What does it mean that robots evoke emotions? Do we have control over it? How can we use social robots? Diederik and Elisabeth seek answers from diabetic patients who receive lessons from Robot Pepper, from technology philosopher Martijntje Smits and from robot scientist Chris Verhoeven, who sees robots as a next step in evolution, a kind of animals that have ‘telepathic’ wificon contact.

View the video [NL]

Press45May 1st 2017

Robots: chances for society

Report on KPMG round table on social robots

Read article [NL]

Radio45April 26th 2017

Niewsgieren – Dutch popular science radio item

How do people relate to robots

Listen to item[NL]

TV45April 6th 2017

Kennis van NU – Dutch popular science program

Item on the relations with robots a.o. the PAL project

Watch video[NL]

TV45March 2017

Euronews Futuris item on the PAL project

Item on the PAL project

Watch video[ENG, DE, IT etc.]

Press45March 2017

Flemish kids diabetes magazine “Learning with Charlie: a Robotic PAL for children with diabetes”

A short story about the PAL research in the Flemish kids magazine of the diabetes foundation

Read article [NL]

Web4519th of November 2016

Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad “A human is not copied easily”

A short overview of the state-of-the-art in robotics (PAL robot Charlie, Kirobo and Asimo).

Read article [NL]

8thTV45 of November 2016

Dutch TV RTL Live Interview Joost Broekens

An interview with Joost Broekens on his work on social robots (i.e. PAL).

Watch item [NL]

Web4518th of August 2016

Robot Charlie supports children with diabetes

PAL: A social robot and its avatar provide support via a mHealth solution to children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) and their parents. Personal goals are set together with health care professionals and pursued by doing different activities together with the robot or the avatar.

Read blog [ENG]


22th of July 2016

Charlie, a friend robot for children with diabetes

Medicinadigitale, online article about the PAL project and its first year experiment

Read article [ITA]


12th of July 2016

Charlie robot new best buddy for children with diabetes

Newspaper/online article about the PAL project and its first year experiment

Read article [ENG]

Web4511th of May 2016

Dutch newspaper the Gelderlander about the first year PAL experiment

Robot and its virtual counterpart are evaluated by children with diabetes. The PAL system can inform and make information easier accessible.

Read article [NL]

TV4514th of December 2015

Dutch TV NOS Jeugdjournaal RoboTutor

An interview with Rifca Peters on her work on the robot tutor.

Watch item [NL] (after 35 seconds)

Radio4514th of December 2015

Koen Hindriks on the NAO as tutor in the classroom on Dutch radio

Use of the NAO in the classroom and the influence of emotions on the interaction

Listen to the radio broadcast [NL]


Web4514th of December 2015

Mood and body language of robot tutor ‘contagious’

Researcher Junchao Xu has shown that the mood and body language of a humanoid robot can be made recognizable to humans, and that the expression of these can have a positive effect on the interaction between robots and humans. Students attending a class given by a robot lecturer expressing a positive attitude found the class to be a resounding success.

Read the article on-line [EN]