Tech United is a multidisciplinary team of (old) students, PhD’s and employees of Eindhoven University of Technology which are involved in the development of robotics. Knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer algorithms are used to solve problems. The home of Tech United is the RoboCup stadium on the university.

Tech United participates in tournaments all over the world. RoboCup is an annual world championship for robots that can communicate and react on a constantly changing environment. RoboCup is an open-source competition. After each tournament all the knowledge is shared among teams. Also the regulations of the game are changing every year to challenge teams to constantly improve and innovate their technologies.

Tech United participates with two teams. One team consists of the autonomous soccer robots and participates in the Middle Size League of RoboCup and the other team participates with autonomous service robots in the @Home league. Besides the world championships, Tech United also participates in several European championships. Tech United has already won many European titles and reached the final of the world championships fourteen times. In 2012 the soccer robots became world champions in Mexico-City for the first time. Last year, they also won the world championship for the fifth time in Australia. In 2012, service robot AMIGO won the Dutch open and in 2014 he reached the second place on the world championships in Brazil. In 2019, our service robot HERO won the World Championships in Australia.

The dream of this project is to have a fully autonomous robot soccer team that can win from the human FIFA world champions of that time. We see this as a big challenge in the field of software and mechatronics. Because we want to fulfill this dream we reach our goal, getting robotica on a higher platform by sharing knowledge. The annual world championship and the popularity of soccer are good motivator. The goal behind RoboCup goes even further than soccer. A lot of technologies and innovations are applied to functional robots like a service robot. 

In the near future, Tech United wants to develop a service robot that can reduce the workload of nurses.” 

Service robots can assist with cleaning, lifting patients and administer medication. This makes elderly able to live at home for a longer period of time. 

Another societal goal for us is to make children enthusiastic about technologie. We give demonstrations with our robots regularly. In 2014, Tech United organized an education-tour together with ASML in which they visited lots of primary and high schools to give demonstrations. All the demonstrations were educative and received with a lot of enthusiasm. 

Tech United also gives demonstrations for commercial purposes to fund parts of the research. 


Maarten Steinbuch
General manager
René van de Molengraft
Chief Engineering
Nienke van Helvoort
Isabelle Franklin
Niels van Acht
Juul van Engeland
Social Media & live streaming
Marjon van 't Klooster
Guy Vermeulen
Juul van Engeland
Social media

Middle Size League
Wouter Aangenent
Strategy & Tactics (Mechanical Engineering)
Ruben Beumer
Strategy & Tactics (Mechanical Engineering)
Patrick van Brakel
WiFi & Linux (Biomedical Engineering)
Dennis Bruijnen
Motion & Vision (Mechanical Engineering)
Yanick Douven
Attacking Tactics, Passing & 3D ball recognition (Mechanical Engineering)
Wouter Houtman
World modeling (Mechanical Engineering)
Stefan Kempers
Intercepts (Applied Physics)
Johan Kon
Control (Mechanical Engineering)
Wouter Kuijpers
Strategy & Tactics (Mechanical Engineering)
Peter van Lith
Deep Learning
Harrie van de Loo
Hardware development & Maintenance (Mechanical Engineering)
Jorrit Olthuis
Strategy & Tactics (Mathematics and Computer Sience)
Koen Meessen
Tooling & low-level software (Electrical Engineering)
Ferry Schoenmakers
Ballhandling, control & integration (Mechanical Engineering)
Joep Selten
Defcon analysis (Mechanical Engineering)
Ainse Kokkelmans
CST (Mechanical Engineering)
Peter Teurlings
hardware (Mechanical Engineering
Emre Deniz
stp (Mechanical Engineering)
Elise Verhees
Human-robot interaction (Mechanical Engineering)
Danny Hameeteman
Swerve Drive (Mechanical Engineering)
Ruud van den Bogaert
E-engineering & support (Mechanical Engineering)
Matthias Briegel
Strategy and tooling (Mechanical Engineering)
Aneesh Deogan
Electronics engineer (Electrical Engineering)
Kayden Knapik
(Mechanical Engineering)
Arpit Aggarwal
Speech Recognition (Electrical Engineering)
Rein Appeldoorn
Robot perception & navigation (Mechanical Engineering)
Loy van Beek
High level autonomy (Artificial Intelligence)
Josja Geijsberts
Behaviour and Integration
Lars Janssen
Behaviour and Integration
Matthijs van der Burgh
Back-end developer (Mechanical Engineering)
Peter van Dooren
Robot zoo keeper (Mechanical Engineering)
Janno Lunenburg
Grasping & Integration (Mechanical Engineering)
Shashank Narla
Speech recognition
Lotte Messing 
Object recognition and segmentation (Mechanical Engineering)
Rodrigo Martin Nuñez
Various tasks (Computer Science)
Gustavo Cordova Cardenas
Various tasks (Electrical Engineering)
Max van Vroonhoven
Various tasks (Mechanical Engineering)



About Tech United

Tech United is a multidisciplinary team of (former) students, PhD’s and employees of the Eindhoven University of Technology that focusses on the development of robotics. Knowledge of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer algorithms are used to solve problems. Tech United's home base is the RoboCup stadium at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
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