WeCobot was founded in 2017 by two engineers with a passion for production processes and automation. Ton Bos and Bas Rutgers want to introduce the world to cobots. A cobot can make a production process better, more efficient and more fun. In the first year, WeCobot started with a number of custom-made solutions for local customers.
Software, computers and automation are there to help people. Creating smart (software) solutions that relieve users and help them further, that is my mission. For me, cooperation starts and ends with communication. From my inner drive for never ending improvement, I look critically at processes and systems, with the right balance there is often so much to gain.
At the intersection of man and technology, meaning something for someone else with a smart technical solution; that’s what I like best. Optimizing or realizing a production process in a creative way. Thinking up a concept in such a way that you achieve the maximum with the minimum. Involvement of production staff and the person in charge is very important here. Together is also just more fun!
From a young age I was interested in robotics, even having the vision that automation is the future, not as a replacement of the human element, but as a supporting role. The collaboration was especially important. During college I was also involved in the leading edge of robotics at that time. Working with walking robots that were a foundation of Boston Dynamics
A real puzzle fan. Good in analyzing problems and being able to find a solution that is as elegantly as possible. Not only for me but also for the people around me.
Together with the client trying to find not only a technical solution, but also to have it financialy viable. That is one of the challenges where I as a project engineer enjoy putting all my energy in. The best way to finish a project for me personally is to have the operators within half a day of training, no matter their experience, work independently with the cobot.
In my spare time? Even then I’m working with technology. In weekends I’m regularly to be found on my dirt bike.