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.
We are an international team of engineers, thinkers, and doers, here to create a positive social impact by developing innovative technical solutions. We help drive your business in diverse ways throughout 3 key areas in engineering. Autonomous Solutions, Intelligent Embedded Solutions and High Tech Systems. Find out who we are and what we do.
Nobleo has collaborated with the research department of Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam to develop a home breath monitoring device that could significantly improve the well-being of youngsters with lung diseases like ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) or cystic fibrosis. Read more
During the 22nd edition of the Precision Fair, held in Den Bosch (NL), the Ir. A. Davidson Award 2023 was presented to Max van Lith, mechatronics engineer at Nobleo Technology in Eindhoven (NL). He received the prize for his role as a lead mechanical engineer who sets out the guidelines for mechanical and system designs in a systematic and analytical manner. “Max is truly an emerging talent, a knowledge provider and source of information for his colleagues. Even with limited information and requirements, Max always manages to get possible design directions down on paper.” Read more [Source: dspe.nl]
The Dutch government strives for a more sustainable energy supply system, capable of integrating new energy sources, to reduce the load on the electricity grid and to support CO2 reduction. By storing energy in batteries at times of abundant energy production, such as the production of renewable energy sources, and using this stored energy when demand is high, the electricity grid is relieved. Read more
Nobleo developed algorithms for predictive maintenance of bearings. The main task was to perform impulse detection, its properties, its periodicity in the acceleration signal and separate the sources of different impulses. The main challenges were the noise level, sensor placement, different transfer functions, unknown machine condition (meta-data), insufficient labelled data. Read more
Nobleo Intelligent Solutions developed a mechanical sensor solution for the tracking of labor contractions. The interval between contractions is used as a decision criterion whether or not a pregnant lady should be provided with clinical support (e.g. go to the hospital to give birth). Read more
Nobleo Intelligent Solutions has integrated a sensor into a wearable device to assess the level of pigmentation and redness of the skin. The sensor was developed for the purpose of preventing sunburn by assessing the skin properties before and after being exposed to sun light. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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]
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]
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]
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]
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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