About the Author
Prof. Dr. Ir. Paul Regtien received the M.Sc. degree in 1970 and the Ph.D. degree in 1981, both from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. From 1995 to 2010 he was full professor in Measurement and Instrumentation at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. In this function he has published numerous articles on sensors and instrumentation. In 2006 he established his company Measurement Science Technology, The Netherlands. He has served many years the international measurement community as, among others, Board Member of the IOP journal Measurement Science and Technology and Vice President for Publications of IMEKO (International Measurement Confederation) and member of the advisory board for the Dutch Metrology Institute. In 2011 he started with the online e-journal Acta IMEKO and acted till the end of 2017 as Chief Editor of this journal. Dr. Ir. Dertien is Assistant Professor at the Robotics and Mechatronics group of University of Twente working on (social) robotics, (digital) fabrication, (wearable) technology and (teaching) tinkering. He works as lecturer and core team member of the Creative Technology BSc program and the Interaction Technology MSc program teaching physical computing, sensing technology, social robotics and explorative design. As DesignLab Fellow he is well versed in 'design thinking' and design research methodology. He is trained as well as LEGO (R) Serious Play( (TM)) facilitator. Besides his work at the University he is co-founder and creative/technical director of Assortimens, a foundation running a Fablab inspired workshop for people with autism related disorders (ASD). He specializes in animatronics and robotics applied in art and theatre, linking to his background as improvisation (improv) theatre musician.