Matthijs Smakman studied Industrial Engineering & Management at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, followed by Philosophy at Tilburg University, where he specialised in ethical issues relating to new technology.
Since 2014, Matthijs has been working as a lecturer in the Business IT and Management major for HU University of Applied Sciences’ Institute for IT. In addition, he is researching ethical issues relating to the deployment of robots in education for a PhD programme at VU Amsterdam.
Fields of expertise
- Ethics of technology
- Attitudes towards Social Robots in Education Enthusiast, Practical, Troubled, Sceptic, and Mindfully Positive
- Moral Considerations Regarding Robots in Education A Systematic Literature Review
- Robot Tutors: Welcome or Ethically Questionable?.