Dr. Maarten Steinbuch


Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

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Areas of Expertise

Robotics  •  Mobility  •  Artificial Intelligence

About Maarten

Maarten Steinbuch is faculty member of SingularityU The Netherlands

Maarten Steinbuch (1960) is Distinguished University Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. Degree from Delft University of Technology, in 1984 and 1989 resp. From 1987-1998 he was with Philips Research Labs., Eindhoven as a Member of the Scientific Staff. From 1998-1999 he was manager of the Dynamics and Control group at Philips Center for Manufacturing Technology.

Since 1999 he is full professor and chair of the Control Systems Technology group of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology. He was Editor-in-Chief of IFAC Mechatronics (2009-2015), and is Scientific Director of the Research Centre High Tech Systems of the Federation of Dutch Technical Universities, member of the board of AutomotiveNL, member of the Formule E team, member of the advisory board of The High Tech Institute and of Nobleo Technology BV, (past) co-founder of MI-Partners BV, co-founder of Mechatronics Academy BV, Preceyes BV, MicroSure BV and founder of Steinbuch in Motion BV. He is co-founder and CEO of Medical Robotic Technologies BV, and faculty of SingularityU Netherlands. Since 2014 he is also Scientific Director of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center HTSC. In 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2015 he obtained the ‘Best-Teacher’ award of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU/e. In 2008 as well as in 2014 his research group obtained the QANU excellence rating [5555]. In 2013 he was appointed Distinguished University Professor at TU/e. In 2015 Maarten received the KIVI Academic Society Award. In 2016 he was awarded as Simon Stevin Meester 2016, the highest Dutch award for Engineering Sciences. His research interests are modeling, design and control of motion systems, robotics, automotive powertrains and of fusion plasmas.

Artificial Intelligence | SingularityU Germany Summit 2017

Caring cars and curing robots: TEDxBrainport

Singularity U NL Executive Program April 2018

Speaking Topics

  • Medical Robotics

    Why are the best skilled surgeons using their own hands while doing very precise procedures in the human body? They have enhanced sight by using microscopes and 3D imaging, but they manipulate their scissors and knifes still with their hand motions. What an unbalance between sensing and actuation! Maarten Steinbuch will show us that this is going to change drastically. His goal is to achieve the level of super-surgeons by utilising high tech robotics. Leverage our unique eco-system of the high-tech industry to realise this in an exponential pace and ultimately enable less skilled surgeons in rural areas all over the world to perform top class surgery.

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