Researcher builds robot
Researcher builds robot


Technological innovations that make an impact can change our lives. Discover groundbreaking, unique and striking research from Radboud University that affects us, now or in the future.


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Symmetric Cryptography with Asymmetric-hardware Leveraged Architecture (SCALAR)

We use countless systems that rely on cryptography. Many of these systems use symmetric cryptography. This project will attempt to adapt the benefits of asymmetric cryptography to the symmetric variant.

Living Lab Ooijpolder

Living Lab Ooijpolder

In recent years, scientists have experimented with innovative forms of biodiversity restoration in the Ooijpolder in Gelderland. The Living Lab looks at how the existing pilot schemes and initiatives have improved biodiversity in this region.

Digitaal klaslokaal met leerlingen met computers en laptops

Hybrid Human-AI Regulation

This project focuses on the development of a ‘Hybrid Human-AI Regulation System’ (HHAIR system), which teaches 10- to 14-year-olds self-regulation skills. This will allow them to learn with support from adaptive or self-adaptive learning tools.

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Solidarity in times of a pandemic

The coronavirus has had unprecedented consequences for our society. This project explores the way in which people have approached the new coronavirus policy. What makes people follow the given advice, or rather what makes them ignore it?

Persoon met smartphone met chat-app open

Look Who’s Talking

Digital discussion partners such as chatbots can make complex topics more accessible. The Look Who’s Talking project will develop and test a new generation of chatbots that can engage in lengthy and interesting conversations.

Apple Watch met gezondheidsdata

Digital Good

Technology companies like Google, Apple and Amazon have moved into the domain of health and medicine. The Digital Good project explores the ethical and societal challenges that are associated with this ‘Googlisation of health research’.

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James Webb Space Telescope reveals ice structure in interstellar space

For the first time, scientists have observed the 'dangling OH peak’. This peak is usually attributed to water molecules with an H-atom sticking out of a water ice surface. It suggests the surface area of interstellar ice is much larger than expected.

Aantal ‘open’ alternatieven voor ChatGPT groeit snel, maar hoe open is AI echt?

'Open-washing' generative AI: how Meta, Google and others feign openness

The past year has seen a steep rise in generative AI systems that claim to be open. But how open are they really? New research shows there’s widespread practice of ‘open-washing’ by companies like Meta and Google.

FUS brain stimulation

Take a look at our Brain Stimulation Lab

Did you know we can stimulate your brain in one of our labs? Would you like to see what this looks like? Lennart Verhagen, Hanneke den Ouden, and Soha Farboud provide you a unique look at the Donders Institute's Brain Stimulation Lab.

Floating transport by magnets

NIFTI is a revolutionary new way of clean and safe transportation: a floating module powered by magnets in the road surface. Nigel Hussey takes a closer look at the technology.

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Marker Wadden

Nature researchers from Radboud University on how the Marker Wadden are a unique example of innovative nature restoration.

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Discover our research on the human side of artificial intelligence. From chatbots and robots that provide support in education and health, to algorithms for various complex issues.