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René van de Molengraft is an Associate Professor and Chair Motion Control of at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).He worked as an assistant professor at TU/e from 1992 to 2008 and became an associate professor in 2008). His main research interest is in the area of autonomous robotic systems

Academic background

René van de Molengraft received his MSc degree (with honors) in Mechanical Engineering from TU/e in 1986. From 1986 until 1990 he was a research assistant at Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1990 he received his PhD from TU/e for this thesis on the subject of Identification of Mechanical Systems for Control.

In 2005, he founded the Tech United Robocup team (world champion MSL robot soccer in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2022 and world champion @Home competition for domestic service robots).

René was main organizer of the RoboCup Dutch Open 2012, the RoboCup 2013 world championship (>3000 participants, >40000 visitors), and the RoboCup European Open 2016, all in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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