Dr. Ir. Irene Kuling is an assistant professor at the Dynamics and Control group within the department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on human proprioception and its applications in haptics. Her thesis was part of the STW (now TTW) Perspectief program H-Haptics, a multi-disciplinary collaboration between several Dutch universities on human-centered haptics including tele-operation systems and shared control. In 2017, she was rewarded a NWO Rubicon grant and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the IoNS (Institute of NeuroScience) at Université catholique de Louvain. Before joining Eindhoven University of Technology she was research scientist at TNO, working on the i-Botics program on tele-manipulation robots and embodiment. Her research focuses on Haptics and Soft Robotics and includes human haptic perception, tele-manipulation, haptic design and human-robot interaction.