Radboud University

Interdisciplinary research projects on Technology

Radboud University recognises the fundamental role of interdisciplinary research in addressing the major challenges facing society today. To encourage top level academic collaboration, interfaculty research programmes have been established.

Below you can find more information about all current interdisciplinary research projects, focused on Technology. Visit this page for all interdisciplinary research projects.

Radboud Artificial Intelligence
National Individual Floating Transport Infrastructure
Interdisciplinary Research Platform

Radboud Artificial Intelligence

Radboud AI is a campus-wide initiative connecting all activities on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science within Radboud University and Radboud UMC. Radboud AI strives for the development of human-centered AI technology, which can form the basis for creating practical applications for the benefit of society.

In addition to doing fundamental research on the development of new AI algorithms, our researchers study the societal impact of using these techniques in several application areas such as healthcare, communication, education, neuroscience, and the natural sciences. Radboud AI takes an integrated perspective on AI, where the collaboration of scientists from different fields is essential for the development of AI technologies that are transparent, responsible, sustainable, and socially aware.

More information: Prof. dr. Marcel van Gerven / website
Faculties involved: Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science.
Project started in: 2018

National Individual Floating Transport Infrastructure (NIFTI)

A revolutionary new way of clean and safe transport: a floating pod that’s propelled by magnets in the road. Could this be a realistic scenario in the near future? Physicist Nigel Hussey is looking into this question in 2020, together with, among others, environmental researchers, mobility researchers, linguists and neuroscientists.

Over the coming two years, Hussey and his team will be working out the feasibility of NIFTI as an alternative transport system in society. They plan to develop a full working prototype that demonstrates the essential functions of the infrastructure. But besides further developing the technology, the researchers will also work on addressing the many political, economic, societal and environmental issues that might arise.

More information:
Prof. dr. N. Hussey
Faculties involved: Initiated by the Faculty of Science. In cooperation with Faculty of Arts, Nijmegen School of Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and HAN University of Applied Sciences.
Project started in: 2019