Maarten Steinbuch on the future of robotics
‘A robot to re-attach your finger to your hand’. This month, Deloitte calculated that in the Netherlands alone 2 to 3 million jobs could be lost to robots, and even Dutch Vice Prime Minister Asscher warned about job losses due to robots. Maarten Steinbuch (54) is professor of Control Systems Technology at the Technical University in Eindhoven (TU/e). His incredible track record puts him at the top of his field. He and his group at the TU/e are famous for, amongst other things, their work on robotics for healthcare. Not only that, they are currently World Champions in robotic…Read more...
‘Finance meets Technology’ – TMC workshop @energievakbeurs
Last Tuesday 7 October, the annual Energievakbeurs took place at the Brabanthallen in ‘s Hertogenbosch. TMC took up the challenge to organize a workshop in the framework of the Solar Event. In “Finance meets Technology” TMC brought together 4 speakers who showed how technological development of renewable energy can be financed on the one hand and how money can be earned from renewable energy on the other hand. Dorine Putnab-Devilee of ASN Bank explained the position of a bank, and how mainstream projects can be financed. Marc Buiting of 1to3 Capital highlighted the opportunity of crowd funding for developing…Read more...
Electric Variable Transmissions: Frank Rentmeester about his project at TNO
Frank Rentmeester works as a hardware design engineer in a large project at TNO Automotive in Helmond. TNO is renowned for innovating with concrete targets. His project, Electric Variable Transmission (EVT), is a good example of TNO’s focus on useful applications EVT technology can be classified as hybrid transmissions. Normal hybrid transmissions are located between the internal combustion engine and the differential gear. They consist of one or more electric motors in combination with other standard transmission components like clutches, gears or planetary gear sets. All these parts can be replaced by the EVT, including the electric motors. Just one…Read more...
TMC: Tijdelijke kennismedewerkers verkorten doorlooptijden projecten
Is het 'inhuren' van externe medewerkers voor Onderzoek, Ontwikkeling en Engineering een goede keuze? Joeri Voets van TMC is duidelijk: "Ja, want het verkort de doorlooptijd van projecten" ENGINEERINGNET.NL - De trend naar een flexibele 'personeelsschil' binnen bedrijven heeft zich al decennia geleden ingezet. Dat beperkte zich in eerste instantie tot laaggeschoolde arbeidskrachten, maar breidde zich later uit naar hoogopgeleiden in andere bedrijfsonderdelen. Zeker gedurende de afgelopen 10 jaar is daar ook Onderzoek & Ontwikkeling & Engineering – R,D&E - bijgekomen, gekenmerkt door een hoog (academisch) opleidingsniveau van de arbeidskrachten. Hoe kijkt een belangrijke marktpartij als TMC Group aan tegen…Read more...
Prototype Sustainable Refrigerator Trailer at the EU-PVSEC
"On Monday 22 September TMC will present the poster "Prototype Sustainable Refrigerator Trailer" at the EU-PVSEC in Amsterdam. The European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition is the largest solar related conference in Europe with more than 3000 participants from over 70 countries performing around 1600 presentations. TMC in collaboration with THT, VALX, TRS, SCX Solar and HAN studied and developed a refrigerator trailer where the power generation is provided by a battery pack which by itself is charged by the braking energy and solar panels. The prototype has been driving on the road for the past half year. These…Read more...
Pizza session – VISUALISING DATA USING T-SNE
Nov 5 2014
Visualization techniques are essential tools for every data scientist. Unfortunately, the majority of visualization techniques can only be used to inspect a limited number of variables of interest simultaneously. As a result, these techniques are not suitable for big data that is very high-dimensional. An effective way to visualize high-dimensional data is to represent each data object by a two-dimensional point in such a way that similar objects are represented by nearby points, and that dissimilar objects are represented by distant points. The resulting two-dimensional points can be visualized in a scatter plot. This leads to a map of the…Read more...
Pizza session electric transport: project ‘Orphiro’
Oct 28 2014
Orphiro: How to make it ready for production Orphiro is the first Dutch electric motorcycle. It is designed as a cruiser and meant for people who have time to enjoy motorcycling in the easy way. The motorcycle is therefore designed for maximum range and no high speed. A key selling point is that it can be delivered as a self-build package or it can be locally assembled all over the world. Beside this, the idea is to contract the pre-assembly at sheltered workshops to give the workers more exiting work to do. For more information visit the Orphiro website. One prototype…Read more...
Pizza session – TMC & Vanderlande
Oct 16 2014
Vanderlande: from R&D to installation in a everchanging world In the recent years we have seen an increase of business at Vanderlande due to the world of E-commerce, and a growing focus on sustainability. This means Vanderlande is growing rapidly. We would like to take you on a journey through Vanderlande! If you want to know: How does the organization of Vanderlande looks like? How technology is being used at Vanderlande? What the technical challenges at Vanderlande are? What it means to be a Test Architect at Vanderlande? What the consequences are for international projects? What it means to be…Read more...