A robot as a romantic partner. A machine that knits a perfectly fitting bracelet. In this edition we had an interesting mix of talks in the fields of ethics, technology and textile design.

When will humans and robots start falling in love with each other? Robots intended as romantic partners are already in development. Sven Nyholm from TU/e presented a philosophical perspective on such robots and the ethics behind more and more realistic robots.

Design Academy student Inés Sistiaga proposed a software that combines 3D bodyscan data with the tactile possibilities of knitting to create responsive textile patterns. For example to create a tailored-to-fit medical bracelet.