Jesse Scholtes joined the TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC) as a project manager robotics in 2016 (0.5fte). His mission is to create and coordinate cross-discipline research projects within the field of robotics. Robotics is an exciting field of technology that is rapidly advancing with the combination of emerging technologies like machine learning, low-cost computational power and continuously decreasing cost-of-goods for high information density sensors. Real world robot applications (often) are a combination of aforementioned technologies into one system. We believe that multi-disciplinary teams and system engineering approaches are essential to the creation of safe, human accepted, meaningful and flexible robots that can operate in ever changing human environments. Using his extensive network within the Dutch (previously platform manager at RoboNED) and European robotics communities he effectively matches different industries, robotics players with robotics expertise at TU/e. His latest project, is project FAST (new Frontiers in Autonomous Systems Technology), that entails the creation of a so-called semantic world model for operation of autonomous robots in semi-open worlds. This project, worth EUR 1.5 million, combined 3 different research groups at TU/e (Control Systems Technology, Mobile Perception Cluster and Human Machine Interaction) with 5 Dutch robotics companies: Rademaker, ExRobotics, Vanderlande, Lely and Diversey.