About us
E i n d h o v e n

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. 

Join the team?

Have we captured your interest and would you like to join our team? It is also possible to do you Bachelor End Project at Tech United, for the soccer robots or our service robots! 
Send an e-mail to: techunited@tue.nl en we will contact you.



Maarten Steinbuch
Maarten Steinbuch General Manager
René van de Molengraft
René van de Molengraft Chief Engineering
Henk Nijmeijer
Henk Nijmeijer Head of the Section Dynamics and Control


Laura Vrenken
Laura Vrenken
Isabelle Franklin
Isabelle Franklin
Niels van Acht
Niels van Acht
Juul van Engeland
Juul van Engeland
Nienke van Helvoort
Nienke van Helvoort

Social Media & live streaming

Marjon van 't Klooster
Marjon van 't Klooster Live-streaming
Guy Vermeulen
Guy Vermeulen Live-streaming
Laura Vrenken
Laura Vrenken Social Media

Middle Size League

Wouter Aangenent
Wouter Aangenent Strategy & Tactics (Mechanical Engineering)
Ruben Beumer
Ruben Beumer Strategy & Tactics (Mechanical Engineering)
Patrick van Brakel
Patrick van Brakel WiFi & Linux (Biomedical Engineering)
Dennis Bruijnen
Dennis Bruijnen Motion & Vision (Mechanical Engineering)
Yanick Douven
Yanick Douven Attacking Tactics, Passing & 3D ball recognition (Mechanical Engineering)
Wouter Houtman
Wouter Houtman World modeling (Mechanical Engineering)
Stefan Kempers
Stefan Kempers Intercepts (Applied Physics)
Johan Kon
Johan Kon Control (Mechanical Engineering)
Wouter Kuijpers
Wouter Kuijpers Strategy & Tactics (Mechanical Engineering)
Peter van Lith
Peter van Lith Deep Learning
Harrie van de Loo
Harrie van de Loo Hardware development & Maintenance (Mechanical Engineering)
Jorrit Olthuis
Jorrit Olthuis Strategy & Tactics (Mathematics and Computer Sience)
Koen Meessen
Koen Meessen Tooling & low-level software (Electrical Engineering)
Ferry Schoenmakers
Ferry Schoenmakers Ballhandling, control & integration (Mechanical Engineering)
Joep Selten
Joep Selten Defcon analysis (Mechanical Engineering)
Ainse Kokkelmans
Ainse Kokkelmans CST (Mechanical Engineering)
Peter Teurlings
Peter Teurlings hardware (Mechanical Engineering
Emre Deniz
Emre Deniz stp (Mechanical Engineering)
Elise Verhees
Elise Verhees Human-robot interaction (Mechanical Engineering)
Danny Hameeteman
Danny Hameeteman Swerve Drive (Mechanical Engineering)
Ruud van den Bogaert
Ruud van den Bogaert E-engineering & support (Mechanical Engineering)
Aneesh Deogan
Aneesh Deogan
Kayden Knapik
Kayden Knapik


Arpit Aggarwal
Arpit Aggarwal Speech Recognition (Electrical Engineering)
Rein Appeldoorn
Rein Appeldoorn Robot perception & navigation (Mechanical Engineering)
Loy van Beek
Loy van Beek High level autonomy (Artificial Intelligence)
Josja Geijsberts
Josja Geijsberts Behaviour and Integration
Lars Janssen
Lars Janssen Behaviour and Integration
Matthijs van der Burgh
Matthijs van der Burgh Back-end developer (Mechanical Engineering)
Tim Clephas
Tim Clephas Network & Linux (Mechanical Engineering)
Janno Lunenburg
Janno Lunenburg Grasping & Integration (Mechanical Engineering)
Peter van Dooren
Peter van Dooren Robot zoo keeper (Mechanical Engineering)
Naomi de Vos
Naomi de Vos Visual Servoing (Mechanical Engineering)
Shashank Narla
Shashank Narla Speech recognition