Gerrit J.L. Naus

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Gerrit Naus (1979) studied mechanical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2005 he received his Master''s degree involving control design for a welding robot. The project was performed at Fontijne Grotnes B.V. in Vlaardingen at which he continued working at the R&D department as a development engineer until 2006. He received his Ph.D. degree in the field of robotics from TU/e in November 2010, entitled ‘Model-based control design for automotive applications’. The research was performed in close cooperation with DAF Trucks N.V., Eindhoven, and TNO Automotive, Helmond, employing his results in their products and product development programs.

Since 2010, he is employing his expertise in the field of medical robotics, which resulted in the TU/e spin-off company Medical Robotic Technologies B.V. (MRT). MRT’s core technology comprises high-precision mechanical design and high-performance control design, which builds on the expertise of the Control Systems Technology group (CST) of Professor Maarten Steinbuch. Under the name PRECEYES Medical Robotics (, MRT commercializes the PRECEYES Surgical System, a high-precision robotic assistant for vitreoretinal eye surgeons, targeting i) to enable new procedures that are out of the reach of manual surgery and ii) to improve existing manual procedures.

Gerrit is founder of MRT and responsible for the company’s R&D and IP programs. His strengths include application of high-end technological solutions with the end user as a starting point. Having a broad basis in robot control technology at CST, he focuses on implementation of state-of-the-art solutions in practical applications. Professionally, he dedicates himself to the practical application of innovative research and technology in the fields of robotics and control design.

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Research Output 2003 2018

22 Citations (Scopus)

First-in-human study of the safety and viability of intraocular robotic surgery

Edwards, T. L., Xue, K., Meenink, H. C. M., Beelen, M. J., Naus, G. J. L., Simunovic, M. P., Latasiewicz, M., Farmery, A. D., de Smet, M. D. & MacLaren, R. E., 1 Sep 2018, In : Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2, 9, p. 649-656 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Human/robotic interaction: vision limits performance in simulated vitreoretinal surgery

de Smet, M. D., de Jonge, N., Iannetta, D., Faridpooya, K., van Oosterhout, E., Naus, G., Meenink, T. C. M., Mura, M. & Beelen, M. J., 27 Dec 2018, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 97, 7, p. 672-678

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vitreoretinal Surgery
5 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Motion planning for mobile robots: a method for the selection of a combination of motion-planning algorithms

Lunenburg, J. J. M., Coenen, S. A. M., Naus, G. J. L., van de Molengraft, M. J. G. & Steinbuch, M., 1 Dec 2016, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 23, 4, p. 107-117 11 p., 7493595.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Motion planning
Mobile robots
8 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Release of experimental retinal vein occlusions by direct intraluminal injection of ocriplasmin

de Smet, M. D., Stassen, J. M., Meenink, T. C. M., Janssens, T., Vanheukelom, V., Naus, G. J. L., Beelen, M. J. & Jonckx, B., 1 Dec 2016, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology. 100, 12, p. 1742-1746 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinal Vein
3 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Tech United Eindhoven, winner RoboCup 2014 MSL: Middle Size League

Lopez Martinez, C., Schoenmakers, F., Naus, G., Meessen, K., Douven, Y., van de Loo, H., Bruijnen, D. J. H., Aangenent, W., Groenen, J. P. J., van Ninhuijs, B., Briegel, M., Hoogendijk, R., van Brakel, P., Van Den Berg, R., Hendriks, O., Arts, R. R. M. J. W., Botden, F. J. B. M., Houtman, W., van 't Klooster, M. E., van der Velden, J. R. & 5 others, Beeren, C., de Koning, C. K. M., Klooster, O. F. C., Soetens, R. & van de Molengraft, R., 2015, RoboCup 2014 - Robot World Cup XVIII. Bianchi, R. A. C., Levent Akin, H., Ramamoorthy, S. & Sugiura, K. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 60-69 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; vol. 8992).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Velocity control
Software Design

Press / Media

Robot surgery is easy on the eye

Gerrit J.L. Naus & Maarten Steinbuch


1 item of Media coverage

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Partnership to develop subretinal drug delivery technology

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1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Partnership to develop subretinal drug delivery technology

G.J.L. Naus


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

DC upset resistance welding: Modelling and control of a weld process

Author: Naus, G., 2005

Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), Post, W. (Supervisor 2), Meulenberg, M. (External person) (Supervisor 2), Teerhuis, P. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Fey, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Design of a hybrid adaptive cruise control stop-&-go system

Author: van den Bleek, R., 31 Dec 2007

Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), van de Molengraft, M. (Supervisor 2), Naus, G. (Supervisor 2), Lopez Arteaga, I. (Supervisor 2), Scheepers, B. (Supervisor 2) & Ploeg, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Drive off control to prevent clutch judder

Author: Beenakkers, M., Nov 2007

Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), van de Molengraft, R. (Supervisor 2), van de Wouw, N. (Supervisor 2), Huisman, R. (External coach) & Naus, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Motion planning for autonomous robots

Author: Coenen, S., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: van de Molengraft, M. (Supervisor 1), Lunenburg, J. (Supervisor 2), Naus, G. (Supervisor 2) & Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Retina tracking for robot-assisted vitreoretinal surgery

Author: Douven, Y., 31 May 2015

Supervisor: van de Molengraft, M. (Supervisor 1) & Naus, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master