Smart city systems can help solve urban challenges. But when collecting data, what public values are involved? The Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

In January 2021 the Responsible Sensing Lab was officially launched during an interactive livestream event. In essence the Lab is a testbed for conducting rigorous, transparent, and replicable research on how our smart technologies placed in public space can be designed in a way that makes the smart city ‘responsible’.

Our projects

Responsible Drones

Within the Responsible Drones project we explore how cities could utilize drones in a responsible way.

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The Shutterring project aims to make smart doorbells more responsible by ensuring the privacy of bypassers and owners while keeping the main functionality of the device intact.

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Pilot Shuttercams around ArenA

Our Shuttercam project is entering a new phase! To monitor crowdedness in public space near the Johan Cruijff football stadium while respecting social values like privacy, two Shuttercams have been installed.

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Transparent charging station

The transparent charging station is a design project meant to explain smart charging algorithm decisions to users.

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Senses of Amsterdam exhibited at OBA Slotermeer

Our interactive installation about sensors in the city Senses of Amsterdam is currently exhibited at the public library of Amsterdam (OBA) location Slotermeer!

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Who is tracking the tracker?

The Tracker Scanner is a proof of concept that detects all types of bluetooth trackers. The project is used as a means to guide the conversation around the issue of trackers in general.

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Working visit committee of Digital Affairs

On Friday June 10 a delegation of the parliamentary committee of Digital Affairs visited the Responsible Sensing Lab during a working visit at the invitation of Shula Rijxman - Amsterdam’s new alderwoman for the Digital City.

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