Heemskerk Innovative Technology (HIT) is a consultancy firm located in Delft and specializes in the field of robotics and mechatronics.

HIT supports and guides innovative high-tech projects in critical phases of their development.

    • Aims to become a household name in the Netherlands in the field of innovative concepts and interactive robot task simulation
    • Founded in 2007 by mr. Cock Heemskerk (1960)
    • Works closely with universities and colleges


About Cock Heemskerk

      • Studied mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology (M.Sc 1985)
      • Performed at the same university research at assembly with industrial robots (PhD 1990)
      • 1985-1986 was a visiting scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
      • From 1990 to 2007, at Dutch Space on various projects, often with a robotics component
      • One of the main designers of the European Robotic Arm (ERA) and involved in the very concept design through to qualification and delivery
      • Initiator and executor of many robotics studies for use in the aerospace and beyond.Recent examples are DexArm, SSBB and Eurobot.
      • FlexArrayer inventions, product FlexGen, a spin / out from Dutch Space, the LUMC and Leiden University.
      • Inititiefnemer the Remote Handling Study Centre at FOM Institute DIFFER
      • Inspiration, author and co-author of numerous publications on robotics and remote handling
      • Married and has two children
      • Member of KIVI / NiRia, IEEE R & A, EURON, NVR

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