in the media

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(photo credit: Martin Jordan)


Interview for the article “Kooperieren, statt den Menschen zu ersetzen” for Die Presse, 10 February 2018, (published online on 13 February 2018).

Interview for the series “De Nieuwe Mens” for De Morgen, 27 January to 1 February 2018. [print version].


Interview for the article “Een onbehaaglijke confrontatie met onszelf” for De Tijd, 29 December 2017 [print issue 30 December 2018].

Interview for the article “Kryptowährung: Risiken und Nebenwirkungen des Bitcoin” for Spiegel Online, 2 December 2017.

Interview “‘Robot Ethics’ is not an oxymoron” for STI Social Trends Institute, 13 November 2017.

Interview for the article”Voor extra werkelijkheid: hier swipen” for DeMorgen, 25 October 2017. [print version]

Interviewfor the article “In 40 dagen van sul tot wereldkampioen” for DeTijd, 20 October 2017. [print version]

Interview for the radio broadcast “Radiokolleg – Die Grenzen der Empathie” for Austrian radio station Ö1, 16 October 2017.

Interview for article “As AI advances we risk losing our free will” for The Times, 14 October 2017.

Interview for article on Google vacancy writer for digital assistant for DeMorgen, 20 September 2017. [print version]

Podcast “Wanneer ethicus en technicus samenkomen” for gentm Blog, 16 September 2017.

Interview on the nightmare of total transparency for the Wiener Zeitung, 14 September 2017. [print version]

Interview at the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz for FM4 Connected, 10 September 2017.

Interview on cryptocurrencies, ban

ks and democrary for the Austrian newspaper Kurier, 6 September 2017. [printed version]

Interview for press release on Ars Electronica Festival Opening, 1 September 2017. (taken up by Austrian media Volksblatt, Salzburg24,, Salzburger Nachrichten,, Kleine Zeitung, der Standard, and Italian media Südtirol News)

Interview for DeMorgen on ethics of military robots, 22 August 2017.

Interview for DeStandaard on Google, 10 August 2017.

Interview for Handelsblatt on cryptocurrencies, 10 August 2017.

Interview for ZIB2 report (ORF, Austrian Television) on “Gefahren der künstlichen Intelligenz“, 19 July 2017.

Interview for the article “Waarom universele regels voor Facebook een utopie zijn” by Robin Broos, DeMorgen, 22/23 May 2017. [scan]

Interview for the article “Wie legt als eerste perfect extra laagje op realiteit?” by Freek Evers, DeMorgen, 19 May 2017. [scan]

Interview “Episode #21 – Mark Coeckelbergh on Robots and the Tragedy of Automation” by John Danaher for the podcast Algocracy and the Transhumanist Project, 23 April 2017.

Interview “Curators who will have Impact – an interview with Mark Coeckelbergh” by Artdependence Magazine, 06 March 2017.



Interview for the article “Op komst: seksrobots en heel veel vragen. Hoe vrijen met machines tot juridische en ethische discussies zal leiden” by DeMorgen, 23 December 2016. [scan]

Interview “Hør Harddisken: Danskerne frygter ikke kunstig intelligens” by DR Netradio, 25 November 2016.

Interview “There will always be a place for humans” by Theresa Dirtl (uni:view) in the context of University of Vienna’s Semester Question 2016/17 “How are we living in the digital future?“, 28 September 2016 (print version published in univie – Alumni Magazin der Universität Wien, Nr. 03/16)

Interview on robots in health care by Austrian Radio Station Ö1 for their series Journal Panorama, 6 June 2016

Citation of my work on ‘Robots in Health Care’ in Austrian Newspaper DerStandard, 7-8 May 2016

TV Interview about “Total Automation” in ORF Kulturmontag, 21 March 2016

Interview about European research project DREAM in Polish psychology magazine Charaktery, April 2016



Interview about European research project DREAM in Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine, 19 October 2015

Interview about my comments on the ban sex robots campaign in Leicester Mercury, 2 October 2015

Interview about my book Money Machines in De Standaard (national Belgian newspaper) (pdf) (online:

Article/interview about my book Money Machines in the local newspaper Leicester Mercury, 3 September 2015

Radio interview by BBC Leicester (UK), 28 August 2015  topic: financial technologies     listen to interview

Interview by Stedelijk Interieur, a Dutch magazine on public space       topic: drones     pdf

Radio interview by BBC Leicester (UK), 15 April 2015  topic: cooking robots and drones

Interview by Rick Jacobs about RFID for article ‘Een lege USB-stick in je lichaam‘, published on, 9 April 2015

Radio interview by Radio Sputnik (Russia)  topic: drones and anti-drone tech around the White House

Interview by Myrthe Verweij for article ‘Technologie en activisme: De dubbelrol van de drone‘, published in Down To Earth magazine (Netherlands), 28 April 2015   topic: drones for environmental purposes

Interview by Molly McHugh for the Daily Dot   topic: sex robots

Interview by CNN    topic: Is it cruel to kick a robot dog?


Radio interview by Artyom Tikhomirov for The Voice of Russia about ‘Ethical aspect of drone strikes’ June 24th 2014 [listen] [pdf]

Interview door Roel van der Heijden en Robert Visscher voor het artikel ‘De onbedwingbare drone’, 10 april 2014 op Kennislink


Interview by Hans-Arthur Marsiske (at EU cog meeting), with Alan Winfield, 23-24 October 2013

Radio interview with funx on drones, 8 September 2013 (radio show Spoken) [beluisteren] [pdf]

TV interview about drones in the programme EenVandaag (Dutch national television), 11 June 2013

The ethics of drone fightinginterview in Univers 16 May 2013, three weekly journal of the University of Tilburg 

Maak het niet te simpel om iemand te doden’ interview in UT-Nieuws 13 May 2013, weekly journal of the University of Twente

Kwetsbaar door techniek’ interview in in Tubantia, 26 April 2013 [print]

Interview in the radio programma Twee Dingen op NOS Radio 1 (Dutch national public radio) about drones and the book Human Being @ Risk, 26 March 2013 [beluisteren] [pdf]

Maakt technologie minder kwetsbaar?‘ press release about publication of book Human Being @ Risk on UT website March 2013 (English version)

Interview by NOS Radio 1 (Dutch national public radio) about drones, 25 January 2013 [listen] [pdf]

Interview by NOS op 3 (Dutch national public radio) about drones, 25 January 2013 [pdf]


Interview by Stephen Edwards for a report for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) exploring the interaction between humans and technology, 6 November 2012 [pdf]


Interview by ePractice TV, eHealth & Equity in the Global Health Communities, 15 December 2011 [] [youtube] [pdf]

Interview in: ‘Filosoferen in nieuwe oernatuur‘, 17 June 2011 in Trouw


Interview about health care in Tubantia, 24 December 2010 [pdf]

‘Technologie van tegenwoordig’ radio interview with funx on the future of robotics, October 2010 [beluisteren] [pdf]


Een veelbelovende relatie: mens en robot‘ interview in Second Sight, 8 October 2009 (in Dutch) [on-line]

Robotica vanuit een filosofisch perspectief‘, on-line article on visit to Japan, PSTS site of the University of Twente and 3TU.Ethics site


Filosoof, Schilder, Dichter en Musicus‘ by Jannie Benedictus: article on Mark Coeckelbergh in UT-Nieuws 13 December 2007, weekly journal of the University of Twente (in Dutch)