Associate Professor

René van de Molengraft

Department / Institute
Mechanical Engineering
Group Van de Molengraft
EAISI High Tech Systems
EAISI Foundational


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


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.