Penta Robotics is a privately held company, developing high performance parallel robotic solutions. Our goal is to fulfil the demanding market requirements for improving production efficiency, product quality, user friendliness, easy integration and an auspicious return on your investment.
We believe in the prosperous future of the parallel robotic architectures. Our mission is developing and improving these architectures by listening to the customers and their requirements.
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Sebastiaan van Dijk Founder | Chief Executive Officer
Sebastiaan is a creator, innovator and accelerator with a passion for product development. Before founding Penta Robotics he developed and realised modular floating construction systems and was also responsible for the development and worldwide implementation of (valve) interlocking systems in the oil and gas industry.
Han Oey Co-founder | Chief Financial Officer
Han worked and lived internationally for more than 15 years in EU, US and Asia. Han held several senior management position in the areas of Business Development, Strategy, M&A, Marketing (B2B and B2C). Han is responsible for Penta Robotics' Finance and Strategy
Ilko Bosman Chief Operations Officer
Ilko holds a Masters degree in business information management. He held different positions in finance and operations in banking and investment management. He returned to his love for entrepreneurship and became partner in one of the pioneer companies in 3D printing. Penta Robotics creates a new challenge by building a new organisation in a very dynamic environment.
André Kreinest Software Development
André is an Artificial Intelligence Bachelor student of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Through his studies he developed a strong interest in the inner workings of different automation techniques as well as a working understanding thereof. This enables him to be a valuable partner concerning the development and engineering of the software needed for Penta Robotics.
Patrick Schuur Product Design
Patrick is the owner of FORM + FUNCTION, an Eindhoven based studio for product design. His mission is to create better products. He works closely together with his clients on a wide variety of projects for the consumer and professional market. He is responsible for art direction, design and engineering of Penta Robotics’ product line.
Michal Jankowski Production Manager
Michal studied physics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He has held positions as Production Manager and Technical Department Manager at several companies. He has been Technical Department Manager at Dutron now for almost 10 years.
Adriana Kuijt Marketing & Sales Assistant
Adriana is inspired by people and enjoys creating a positive atmosphere at events and exhibitions. After receiving her BA drama therapy she has decided to give the commercial world a serious try, and strengthen the Penta Robotics team.
dr. Sébastien Krut
Sébastien received the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from the Montpellier University of Sciences, Montpellier, France, in 2003. He has been a Post-doctoral fellow with the Joint Japanese-French Robotics Laboratory (JRL) in Tsukuba, Japan in 2004. He is currently a tenured research scientist in Robotics for the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Microelectronics and Robotics (LIRMM), Montpellier, France.
Prof. dr. ir. Just Herder
Just is Professor of Interactive Mechanisms and Mechatronics at Delft University of Technology (0.8 fte) and Professor of Mechanisms and Robotics Design at the University of Twente (0.2 fte). He has widely published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has received several international awards. He is EC elected member of IFToMM, board member of several international IEEE and ASME conferences, associate editor in different international journals, and Editor-in-Chief in an open-access one. Six start-up companies have emerged from his research and he holds over a dozen international patents in different areas of mechanism design.
dr. ir. Patrice Lambert
Patrice received a M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the Laval University, Quebec, Canada in 2006 and a Ph.D degree in the field of parallel robots in 2013 from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands. His research interests are in kinematic analysis, design and optimisation of parallel robots as well as synthesis of novel robotic architectures. He is currently a post-doc researcher at the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology.
dr. ir. Volkert van der Wijk
Volkert is researcher in mechanism and robotic design at the University Twente. He is expert on the design and modeling of parallel manipulators, in particular the dynamic balance of parallel manipulators. In 2008 he obtained his MSc. Degree in mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology. His work recieved in 2008 the Wim van der Hoek Constructor Award for excellence in mechanical design engineering. His research is widely published and he is the Dutch representative of IFToMM for Computational Kinematics, Robotics and Mechatronics.
Research & Development
To strengthen Research & Development we have joined forces with the following robotic knowledge institutes:
Laboratory for optimization and dynamic balancing located at the University of Twente (the Netherlands)
Laboratory for Parallel architectures and kinematics located at the University of Montpellier2 LIRMM (France)
Laboratory for haptic feedback and 5 DOF parallel robotics is located at the University of Delft. (the Netherlands)
Partner for patent to product realization the CNRS (France) in cooperation with LIRMM
Dutron is Penta Robotics' production and distribution partner.
Production and assembly located in Srèm, Poland
Distribution / operations office in Dieren, the Netherlands