Frequently Asked Questions


  • When does the event start and end?

    The CCF starts around 9:00 and finishes at around 17:00. A networking drink is then offered for the next hour.

    Case studies, company presentations and CV checks will be scheduled throughout the day.

    Detailed scheduled coming soon.

  • Does the event cost something to attend?

    The CCF is a free event for all TU Delft students. All you have to do is make sure that you are registered.

  • For whom is the CCF intended?

    The CCF is mainly organized for the master students and PhD's of Control & Simulation, Systems & Control and Robotics. However, you are welcome to join if you are in your Bachelor or in a related master study field. 

  • What can I do at the CCF?

    At the CCF you can attend companies presentations, get in contact with their employees, ask questions about their work and expand your network.

  • What is a case study?

    A case study is a close-door event where companies bring a technical case for students to solve.

    These events are an excellent way to get in close contact with the companies, solve a technical case in a team and present your results, all in a 2 hour period!

  • Which case studies are there?


    As of today, our operations at sea can be monitored and maintained through remotely piloted robots, including our underwater robot (ROV) and uncrewed vessel (USV). Fugro is aiming to transform the remotely operated vehicles into completely autonomous vehicles, where remote pilots are not required anymore. For our ROV to become completely autonomous, crucial features are still under development.

    To help us reach a higher level of autonomy, we need you to develop an important feature: an automated docking system for recovering the ROV into the USV. While docking, the position and orientation of the USV and ROV are highly disturbed by external forces (e.g. current or waves) and safe docking requires automated control to prevent collisions from happening. It is up to you to develop a smart solution.


    The Ampelmann System is a vessel motion compensating gangway system for access to offshore structures. The system is actuated by 6 hydraulic cylinders. In a hydraulic cylinder there are multiple seals preventing oil leakages. The downside of a seal is the friction it introduces in the actuation, like viscous friction and non-linear stick-slip.

    In the session we will introduce our system and zoom in on the working principle of our hydraulic cylinder and its control-loop. During the case study you will be challenged to think of a solution that coops with the stick-slip behavior during motion control.


    Getting the right people in the right place at the right time for every task with the resources they need to do their jobs properly is a very complex challenge. Help our customers see the value we bring through our software solutions with this new Optimization Game.

    • Game 1 (Single-player): Assigning shifts to a set of 10 employees taking into account labor rules, employee preferences and scheduling criteria. Our customers will see how difficult it is to manually plan an entire roster, considering a wide range of data for personnel scheduling and task determination.
    • Game 2 (Multi-player): Similar to Game 1 with the extension that in this game our customers will see the value of centralized planning and a cost component is added to the game. Two players of the same team start scheduling  their own department in the first round of the game. In the second round they work together on minimizing the costs in euros and on minimizing the penalty costs based on the soft criteria.

    ORTEC has been a leading player in Advanced Scheduling for decades and our Workforce Scheduling solution will demonstrate it when comparing the manual planning results with the automatic planning benchmarks.


    Over the last few years, HES has been participating in the development of a control system and mechanical design of a motion compensated gripper frame for the installation of offshore XXL monopiles. This device is able to track & compensate motions in multiple reference frames as well as simultaneously providing a force on a monopile to ensure that it is installed within very strict tolerances. All this is done from a floating and moving vessel. Does this sound really interesting to you? Do you think you have what it takes to design a control system for this complex dynamic challenge? Come join our workshop during the Control Career Fair!


    The 21st century will under all Shell scenarios see transitions from fossil energy sources to renewables. As a major energy company today, the strategic question is how Shell will reshape itself to realize its purpose of delivering more and cleaner energy well into the 21st century. The energy transitions challenge let’s participants explore the (collaboration) dynamics of Shell’s main strategic question.

    TO 70 

    Electric Taxi: A good idea, but how to make it work?

    Jet engines are an efficient way of propelling yourself in the air but a lousy way to move when on the ground. By using tow trucks we may well reduce fuel consumption during the taxi phase. Subsequently, these tow trucks could be electrified reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions further. Electric taxiing sounds like an excellent idea, but it is not that easy. To70 aims to provide practical solutions for the operation. So can we make electric taxiing possible work at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol?

    In this workshop you will be analysing the opportunities that come with electric taxiing, looking at operational issues and come up with workable solutions. You’ll be guided by (former) aerospace engineering students who are currently actually looking into this concept. You’ll see some of the tools we use and get some idea about how it is to work at To70. Perhaps you even have the bright idea that will make this concept a reality!

  • Which companies will be at the CCF?

    So far, the CCF has been able to gather around 15 companies from differents fields of robotics and control.

    For an overview of all the companies, click here!

  • How can I participate in a case study?

    To participate in a case study, you have to fill up a form (which you can find here) where you will:

    -Indicate your company case study interests
    -Upload your CV on our platform.
    -Companies select candidates for their case study based on CV
    -The CCF contacts you by email to inform you for which case studies you have been selected (approx. 1 week before the event)

    Make sure to fill the form before April 18th!

  • When do case studies happen?

    They will mostly happen in the morning of the event.

    In detail schedule coming soon.

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