Nobleo Technology

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We are an international team of engineers, with one shared mission… to use our technology to make the world a healthier and safer place.

We have harnessed our expertise in the science of controlling motion, combining fundamental and theoretical know-how with practical engineering into effective product development. We employ unique expertise in algorithms for sensing and signal processing, giving our intelligent systems remarkable performance.

Just like the solutions we develop, we are an intelligent, autonomous ‘family’ of thinkers who can work both independently and as part of a larger team. We are not content to sit still. We constantly challenge ourselves to push the boundaries of what is possible – and in the process we actively shape the future of our systems.

We offer this expertise to you. We want your products to run faster, more precisely and more autonomously. We want them to run by themselves.


Model-based engineering for product platforms, i.e. a family of products

March 25, 2023

Nobleo is a strong believer in model-based engineering, not only for one of a kind prototypes but also when it comes to product platforms, i.e. a family of products. The latter is challenging and requires special attention since the designer intends to reuse models or parts of models. Read more

For engineers who are looking for a broader view, this is more than just a job

March 3, 2023

Nobleo Technology’s Rick Voogt starred in the Carrière Magazine of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven of March 2023. In the article he shares his experience about working at Nobleo Technology and why he chooses to work here. Read the article

QR Code Navigation by Nobleo

February 11, 2023

Demonstration of navigation by an autonomous robot based on localisation with QR codes. The QR codes on the robot and the wall are captured by an external camera, on the left of the image. Our software can localise the QR code with cm accuraccy and up to 50m away. Watch the video

Mobile Robot Navigation in ROS2 [WHITEPAPER]

January 20, 2023

Nobleo Technology’s ROS experts, together with Eindhoven University of Technology have investigated a number of AMR and AGV navigation schemes. In this whitepaper a comprehensive overview of four methods/algorithms is presented and assessed with respect to performance, robustness, accuracy and computational burden. Download the whitepaper

Five ways in which Nobleo is currently helping Thermo Fisher Scientific

January 14, 2023

Currently five Nobleo engineers are working on-site at the Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D and manufacturing plant in Eindhoven’s Brainport. All are working on projects involving electron microscopes. But what exactly is their contribution? Read more

Whitepaper: Towards automatic skin cancer detection

January 6, 2023

For dermatology start-up View Derma we developed a mole inspection camera (multispectral imaging solution). This camera takes multispectral images of skin lesions (10 different wavelengths) that are then classified as malignant or benign. Read more

Dispensing solution for cosmetic products

November 19, 2022

Nobleo developed a dispensing solution for the manufacturing of on-demand cosmetic products. The main challenge was to develop a machine that can do dispensing with an accuracy of <5 mg without using high-tech dispensing technology (for example ink-jetting). Read more

autonomous mobile robot (amr)

September 16, 2022

Mooi artikel van onze collega César López in Mechatronica&Machinebouw over het ontwikkelen van een ‘autonomous mobile robot (amr)’, die geschikt is voor logistieke operaties in ziekenhuizen. Lees verder

Reducing time-to-field

June 3, 2022

Nobleo Technology was selected by AgXeed to develop the autonomy software for AgBot, a fully autonomous tractor for sustainable agriculture. Besides developing the software, we had to make sure the Agbots are able to successfully complete the tasks that they receive from a cloud portal. Nobleo Technology created a digital twin of the AgBot to facilitate testing, which demonstrated that virtual testing saves development time and costs. Read more

Autonomous Street Sweeper EIT project

April 2, 2022

Cleaning streets is essential for well-being in cities. Similarly, cleaning industrial floors is important for productivity in industrial buildings. These tasks are performed using industrial sweepers, which require precise maneuvering, especially when they need to clean close to objects and in a dynamic environment with moving objects and people. Read more

Robots on the move – interactie met de echte wereld

January 21, 2022


De meeste robots zijn momenteel te vinden in de industrie, als ondersteuning bij herhalende taken, zoals de geautomatiseerde productie van auto’s. Maar binnen afzienbare tijd moet de robot ook zijn weg weten te vinden in een minder gestructureerde omgeving om te kunnen werken in de zorg of bij de opsporing van giftige stoffen. TUE-promovendus Wouter Houtman onderzocht de interactie van robots met hun omgeving en ontwikkelde algoritmes om hen beter in ‘de echte wereld’ te laten bewegen. Lees verder

Sensor systems are key enablers for smart machines

January 4, 2022

There is a continuous need to increase the functionality of machines and robots for manufacturing and inspection tasks. Underlaying driver is the need to reduce the amount of human involvement in the execution of these tasks. Examples of such machines are chip lithography machines, pick and place machines, but also Automated Guided Vehicles executing a variety of tasks in indoor and outdoor applications. Read more

Nobleo Technology neemt Ruvu Robotics over

December 15, 2021

Het Eindhovense Nobleo Technology neemt per 1 januari 2022 Ruvu Robotics over, specialist in mobiele robotica uit Best. Het ingenieursbureau geeft hiermee verder invulling aan haar nationale en internationale groeiambitie. Lees verder

Nobleo’s debut at ROSCON 2021

December 2, 2021

Nobleo develops high quality robotics solutions based on the open-source software stack ROS. We made our debut at ROSCON 2021 with our high-performance navigation module for industrial mobile robots. Read more and watch the video

Nobleo’s definition for Artificial Intelligence

November 19, 2021

Thanks to Moore’s law, these days human mankind has access to powerful computing platforms. This enabled massive innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence in past years. It is about collection and -storage of huge amounts of data, and the related processing of that data with trained algorithms into information. That information on its turn is used to create intelligent machines or processes in use by humans. Read more 

Harm Schepens is featured in Mikroniek

Noblean Harm Schepens is featured in Mikroniek’s 5th issue with his thesis on extending ADAT2 equipment lifetime. You can read the full article here.

Ultrasound image analysis

November 10, 2021

Nobleo developed an algorithm for the segmentation of structures in ultrasound image video streams. Ultrasound imaging is typically known from echography for unborn babies. Due to the low cost, small size, and non-invasiveness, it is commonly used for many other diagnoses, such as measuring bladder volume, cardiac inspections, analysis of blood flows in arteries and veins or diagnostics of muscle fractures. Read more

Digital twin of a building

November 4, 2021

More and more buildings and infrastructures like airports nowadays have a digital twin in which all real estate assets can be monitored virtually. Read more

Multispectral imaging fort the inspection of skin and food

October 30, 2021

Nobleo developed a custom multispectral camera prototype for the assessment of pigmented lesions in the human skin. Prior to the development an extensive patent screening and IP landscaping has been done for the particular application. Read more

Zelfrijdende tractoren

June 30, 2021

Samen met opdrachtgever Agxeed ontwikkelde Nobleo Technology een zelfrijdende tractor. Deze onbemande tractor levert niet alleen een kostenbesparing op; hij rijdt ook preciezer dan een reguliere tractor, die niet gestuurd wordt door diverse optische sensoren en twee GPS-ontvangers. Read more [Bron: technischweekblad.nl]

AgXeed en Nobleo scoren met autonomie in landbouw

June 26, 2021

Nobleo Technology is gespecialiseerd in autonomie, intelligentie en mechatronische systemen. Het heeft in de afgelopen jaren de Nobleo Autonomie Core (NAC) ontwikkeld, waarmee bedrijven hun producten volledig autonoom kunnen laten rijden of varen. Met deze software voor autonomie is de autonome tractor van AgXeed in staat zelfstandig een volledige akker te bewerken. Lees verder  [Bron: computable.nl]

Robot Sara: de altijd geduldige extra handjes in de langdurige zorg

June 19, 2021

In diverse sectoren is de robot het stadium van experiment al lang voorbij. Sterker nog, toepassingen van kunstmatige intelligentie (AI) krijgen bij gebruikers steeds vaker de voorkeur boven een menselijke oplossing. Soms is snelheid daarbij doorslaggevend, in andere gevallen gaat het vooral om nauwkeurigheid of simpelweg om het opheffen van ‘dom’ werk. Maar op plekken waar grote creativiteit of die typische menselijke compassie een rol spelen, is de invoer van AI en robotica veel minder vanzelfsprekend. Lees verder [Bron: innovationorigins.com]

Op weg naar een autonomere SARA

May 1, 2021

Learning Control for Self Optimized Operation of Machines 

April 3, 2021

The demo shows auto-configuration of complex machines that execute repetitive tasks. This way an operator does not need to manually optimise the operation of the machine for each new task. Short learning cycles allow the machine to produce at high quality from the beginning of each assignment. Watch the video [Source: Flanders Make on YouTube]

Getting grip on your development process

November 18, 2020

At Nobleo Technology we execute our projects according to both V-model and Agile model. It is important to decide at the start of the project which type of approach is the best fit for the project. Based on the Cynefin framework you could say that projects that are well specified, well understood and well scoped, where best- and good-practice can be applied, are the best fit for the V-model. For more complex projects with more uncertainties, less constraints and more variables it is better to use an Agile approach. Read more

Standardized AGV solution for existing electrical pallet trucks

October 1, 2020

Nobleo Technology developed a standardized AGV solution for existing electrical pallet trucks. This upgrade kit can easily be installed to autonomize your warehouse. The upgrade kit is based on ROS, combined with the “Nobleo Autonomy Core”. Watch the video [Source: Nobleo Technology on LinkedIn]

Direct drive or Indirect? That’s the question

September 5, 2020

What if it is possible to create an indirect-drive actuator with the benefits of a direct drive? Typical struggles in actuator selection are to balance upsides, such as high force, with the downsides of additional mass, volume and availability. Adding a transmission has its own downsides, such as friction, backlash and hysteresis. But what if a gear ratio can be created with the aid of flexure mechanics, eliminating all these downsides? Read more

The new normal: automating the dirty, dull and dangerous work

May 30, 2020

In a fast-changing world where automating human work was already emerging, COVID-19 further accelerates change and automation due to social distancing and it creates economic challenges by interrupting everyday life. Working with more distance from each other will be the new normal and machines will have to work together with humans for them to keep them safe, but also keep them in business. Read more

Skin screening for early skin cancer detection

May 8, 2020

Service providers in the healthcare industry are adopting technical solutions to remotely assess patients. Nobleo Technology has developed a multi-spectral camera to take high-quality images of the skin to facilitate remote assessment of pigmented lesions. Read more

Care-Robot SARA

May 2, 2020

SARA Robotics is a start-up in Care-Robots for the elderly, powered by Bright Cape. SARA has been developed to support care-workers, who are under enormous work pressure over the last months. Especially in these difficult circumstances SARA is of great support for the elderly and the care workers. Read more

The Forklift Warehouse Management System

March 31, 2020

Nobleo Project B.V and Brightcape B.V. work together to develop a “standardized” AGV solution for electrical pallet trucks: “The Forklift Warehouse Management System”. Using navigation based on relative displacement, the AGV can move autonomously in a warehouse without the need of additional physical infrastructure in the warehouse.  Read more

Turning batches into continuous flow

February 5, 2020

One of Europe’s largest beer brewers recently invited seven engineering consultancies to pitch for a robot system. The brewer wanted a robotic packaging line feeder to place folded boxes into a box erection system. Nobleo Technology was chosen, not because it suggested the smartest, most cost-effective, most reliable robot, we won the pitch because we proposed turning a stack of flat boxes into a continuous flow of flat boxes. Read more

Warehouse of the Future

December 18, 2019

What will the warehouse of the future look like? It might include warehouses that extend vertically into the sky, rely on #drones for delivery and utilize #robots for lights-out order fulfillment. We all agree: The warehouse of the future is a fully automated warehouse in which divers processes are smart connected.

Nobleo Technology and Accerion develop the Plug & Play AGV

November 28, 2019

In the logistics sector, more and more automation is taking place to increase productivity and reduce costs. More and more autonomous Vehicles (AGVs) are being used to automate (logistics) business processes where large distances are travelled. The first generation AGVs was bound by a physical infrastructure, such as magnets, radio beacons and/or lasers. The new generation AGVs uses advanced sensors and software to determine the relative movement compared to the floor and absolute location of the AGV. Read more

Reducing the CPU overhead of ROS2

November 23, 2019

We decided to create a more optimized executor at rclcpp level on top of the existing architecture. This means that normal users can use our executor with making only very few changes to their source code. On top of that, the optimized executor allows Bosch to implement their improvements to the rmw layer. Read more

Create value-adding solutions for farmers

October 29, 2019

The first time we reached out to was during the development of a new generation of the milking robot. We were renewing our technologies and at a certain point, we got stuck. Our in-house team and supplier were both at a loss on how to solve this problem, so we really needed an expert on this matter. That’s when we found Nobleo Technology. Read more

The USP of Nobleo Technology? The competence level and pragmatic approach!

October 10, 2019

Interview with Boudewijn van Blokland from Nexperia

We asked Nobleo Technology to develop a mechatronic module where we had to add amoving additional servo axis in a current design. The current design was there but we asked them to adapt the design so that we have an additional servo axis inside the module with very tight requirements on the new servo axis. Besides the very narrow specification on the servo axis, we also asked them to have it at a certain target price. So basically, it must be very fast, accurate and cheap. Read more

Coverage Path Planning and Control

September 21, 2019

In domain of robotics, many applications need to plan a path that passes over all points of an area or volume of interest while avoiding obstacles. Think about robots in domains as vacuum cleaning, painting, harbor cleaning, demining, lawn mowing, harvesting, tank cleaning and inspection. As soon as a path is planned, next challenge is to control this path or trajectory. Read more

Interested in ROS 2 possibilties? Let’s get in touch!

May 25, 2019

Cleaning can be a dirty job. And each year, thousands of enormous steel tanks must be cleaned from the inside. These tanks are used to store petrochemical substances that are very unhealthy to humans. Even so, people still need to get inside these tanks and remotely control special cleaning systems, to clean the floors, walls and ceilings of these tanks. It´s a dirty and dangerous job, but someone´s got to do it. Read more [Foto: Bart van Overbeeke]

Explore your career, exploit your talent

March 23, 2019

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Nobleo Technology’s talent Cesar Lopez starred in the Carrièremagazine of Technical University Eindhoven of March 2019. He shared his experience with Nobleo Technology and why he chooses to work here.  Read more

Bearing Calibrator

March 20, 2019

We recently developed a calibration system for SKF, the world’s leading supplier of roller bearings. Our system is electrical and it uses 90% less energy than the previous hydraulic device. That’s quite a saving, and reason enough for SKF to make the switch, but there are additional benefits as well. Read more [Picture: Bart van Overbeeke]


Open source Modular Autonomous Mobile Platform

February 15, 2019

• Target: Uptake of AMPs by SME’s due to decreased prices of standardized components and interfacing. Industrial Level Hardware & Design
• Used for in- and outdoor logistics
• Interoperability with Open Source Robotics ecosystems ( Gazebo, ROS Industrial)
• High Precision, and increased safety at high speeds, Targeting ISO26262.
• Prepared for Multi Platform Cooperation
• Using the innovative indoor localization system from Accerion.tech
• Sensor fusion and world modelling using ultra sonic sensors and internal maps

To protect our precious marine life

February 9, 2019

Every year eight million tons of plastic flows into our oceans. Waste such as plastic bags, toothpicks, six pack holders and more. And we’ve all seen the horrifying effects on innocent animals. To help solve this problem the Dutch company RanMarine Technology developed the WasteShark. Read more [Picture: Bart van Overbeeke]


October 19, 2018

Ben jij een ervaren Software Designer op zoek naar een functie waar je pragmatisch programmeren kunt combineren met klantgericht denken? Denk jij dat je vanuit je technische expertise een belangrijke bijdrage kunt leveren aan de realisatie van technische klantoplossingen? Lees verder


In de functie van System Architect ben je verantwoordelijk voor het opzetten, bijhouden en optimaliseren  van de functionele  architectuur voor mechatronische producten (functioneel complexe projecten). Lees verder


Als senior mechanisch ontwerper bij Nobleo vertaal je de wensen van onze klanten naar technische oplossingen. Je ontwerpt en ontwikkelt de mechanische architectuur en lay-out, frames van machines en mechanische subsystemen. Lees verder

VACATURE: Junior Mechanicus

September 27, 2018

Als gevolg van toenemende klantvragen breiden we onze competentiebasis uit en hebben we meerdere openstaande posities voor Junior Mechanical Designers. Lees verder


August 10, 2018

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Noblean Max van Lith is featured in Mikroniek’s 3rd issue with his work on the design of a clean z-mechanism for a wafer handler robot wrist assembly. Read more


August 3, 2018

Als senior mechanisch ontwerper bij Nobleo vertaal je de wensen van onze klanten naar technische oplossingen. Lees verder

JOB: Senior Mechanical Engineer

April 12, 2018

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the development and adjustments of designs for assembly equipment or building blocks to improve or speed-up existing equipment focussed on mechanical devices. Read more

Nobleo Technology uit Eindhoven groeit snel als ingenieursbureau

December 7, 2017

Een beetje ‘Anton’ en ‘Gerard’, een vleugje TMC. Maar Gerrit Dijkhoff en Frank Sperling maken van Nobleo Technology vooral een ingenieursbureau met een eigen gezicht. Lees meer [Bron: ed.nl]

VACATURE: Senior Mechanical Engineer (meerdere vacatures)

November 23, 2017

Als senior mechanisch ontwerper bij Nobleo vertaal je de wensen van onze klanten naar technische oplossingen. Je ontwerpt en ontwikkelt de mechanische architectuur en lay-out, frames van machines, mechanische en subsystemen. Je werkt samen met collega’s uit andere disciplines zoals regeltechniek en elektronica. Je rapporteert aan de projectleider en je coacht junior mechanisch ontwerpers. Lees meer

Accerion en Nobleo ontwikkelen technologie en applicaties voor positionering robots

November 15, 2017

Autonome voertuigen zoals mobiele robots moeten in fabrieken en magazijnen zelf hun weg kunnen vinden. Start-up Accerion ontwikkelt er een eenvoudige en robuuste positioneringstechnologie voor die – à la de computermuis – alleen afgaat op de ondergrond. De jonge club heeft daarbij een ‘solide partner’ in Nobleo Technology. Het hightech consultancybureau, met ambities als projectenbedrijf, brengt zijn kennis van autonome voertuigen in, biedt testfaciliteiten aan en ontwikkelt nieuwe applicaties. Lees meer [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

Proud of having contributed to this incredible technology!

June 3, 2017

Nieuwe vestiging nobleo bouw & infra in Vianen

March 1, 2017

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Nobleo Bouw & Infra groeit hard door! Om deze groei te kunnen faciliteren hebben we per 1 maart 2017 een nieuw kantoor in Vianen. Ons nieuwe kantoor is een zeer inspirerende werkomgeving geworden, waarbij naast hard werken ook plezier en ontspanning op de werkvloer centraal staan.

Ben je op zoek naar een familiaire werkgever, waarbij je op een innovatieve manier aan de mooiste projecten van Nederland kunt werken? Neem dan vrijblijvend contact met ons op

Nobleo Manufacturing en TMC bundelen krachten

January 19, 2017

Nobleo Manufacturing en TMC bundelen krachten

Per 1 januari 2017 hebben het consultancy en engineeringsbedrijf Nobleo Manufacturing en Thissen Management Consultancy (TMC) de handen ineen geslagen. In deze combinatie ontstaat een unieke propositie met jarenlange expertise in de logistieke en manufacturing dienstverlening.

De klanten van beide bedrijven zullen vanaf deze datum onder de naam Nobleo Manufacturing worden bediend. Door de krachten te bundelen zijn we nog beter in staat onze opdrachtgevers te ondersteunen in de volgende fases van hun ontwikkeling: Value Chain Focus, het creëren van excellente flow binnen industrialisatievraagstukken, procesoptimalisatie, Logistics management, Quality engineering en Operations Management.

Nobleo Technology in oude Petrakerk in Eindhoven

January 5, 2017

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Nobleo Technology vestigt zich later dit jaar in de voormalige Petrakerk, de oude studio van Omroep Brabant, aan de Heggeranklaan in Eindhoven. In deze nieuwe locatie zal er volop plaats zijn voor innovatie, zo zullen er ook diverse start ups kunnen vestigen die onder begeleiding van Nobleo Technology naar de volgende stap in hun bestaan kunnen groeien. Naar verwachting zal Nobleo vanaf November in het nieuwe pand gevestigd zijn.

BIM-case afgerond

June 18, 2015


Tussen april en mei 2015 hebben alle medewerkers van Nobleo in het kader van BIM-training een (door Nobleo zelf ontwikkelde) BIM-case uitgevoerd. De Case betrof een (fictief) multidisciplinair project waarin een ontwerp (VO) moest worden opgesteld op basis van een eisenspecificatie. De case bevatte een wedstrijdelement doordat alle medewerkers waren ingedeeld in 2 teams. Beide teams streefden naar het beste eindproduct binnen de beschikbare tijd. Om dit te bereiken kwamen alle facetten van BIM aan bod.

Nobleo sponsort het Solar Team Eindhoven (STE)

March 25, 2013

Het Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) is een team van 22 enthousiaste top studenten van de TU Eindhoven dat aan de wereld wil tonen dat rijden met elektrische personenauto’s die deels wordt aangedreven door zonne-energie geen toekomstmuziek is, maar vandaag al kan. Nobleo Technology draagt dit team van studenten een warm hart toe, herkent het enthousiasme en het talent van de individuele studenten en steunt graag regionale initiatieven. De sponsorovereenkomst werd afgelopen week dan ook van harte gesloten.

Nobleo starts 3rd subsidary: Nobleo Manufacturing (Dutch article)

August 30, 2012

Per 1 augustus 2012 heeft het consultancy en engineeringsbedrijf Nobleo, sinds 1,5 jaar actief in de markt en inmiddels een 50-tal medewerkers groot, haar derde werkmaatschappij opgericht: Nobleo Manufacturing. Naast de bestaande bedrijven Nobleo Technology en Nobleo Bouw & Infra wordt de dienstverlening voor bedrijven nu verder uitgebreid met een propositie voor hoogwaardige manufacturing projecten.

Nobleo to cooperate with Nyenrode (Dutch article)

June 22, 2012

Het technical consultancy-bedrijf Nobleo is met Professor of Strategic Talent Management Lidewey van der Sluis van Nyenrode een samenwerkingsverband aangegaan om individueel talent van onze Nobleanen nog inzichtelijker te maken en verder te ontwikkelen.