Dr. Arno Stienen

Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Research areas:

  • Human-machine interaction, exoskeletons and robotics in unstructured and compliant environments.
  • Proponent of Design Thinking: cross-functional, iterative collaborations to resolve complex problems.


Obtained M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology (NL)

Obtained PhD in Rehabilitation Robotics from the University of Twente, Enschede (NL)

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Twente, Enschede (NL)

oProgram Director of the Professional Doctorate in Engineering in Robotics

oLab Director of ArmsLab @ UTwente

  • (2010-2016) Adjunct Assistant/Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago (US)
  • (2016-2020) VP of Product Management at DIH Technologies (Hocoma AG, Motek Medical BV)

oManaging Director at Motek Medical BV (NL)

  • (2020-2022) Business & Technology Manager at Demcon Advance Mechatronics Delft BV (NL)

Projects with Fourier Intelligence:

Design and development of rehabilitation robotics

Product commercialisation projects