MEET BLUEBOTICS

At BlueBotics we help companies meet the challenge of vehicle automation. We provide the navigation technology and expert support they need to bring their AGV, automated forklift or mobile robot successfully to market.

The reference in autonomous navigation

Established in Switzerland in 2001, we have spent twenty years refining our natural feature navigation technology (ANT®) in order to make AGVs easier to install and operate. Over this period, we have helped companies to develop dozens of ANT® driven AGVs, automated forklifts and mobile robots.

  • 20 YRS

    Of Natural
    Feature
    Navigation

  • 2,500+

    ANT® driven
    VEHICLES IN
    OPERATION

  • 1,000+

    END-USER
    INSTALLATIONS

  • 10+

    MILLION KM
    DRIVEN BY ANT®

Our values

At BlueBotics everything we do is driven by our three core values.

COMMUNICATION

We value effective communication. Listening and understanding is key, then our goal is to always convey clear and constructive messages, with customers, partners and each other.

INNOVATION

We are committed to continuous innovation that brings real-world value to our customers.

SIMPLICITY

Pioneering technology is only useful if it is simple to use. We strive to make our products (and team) as easy to work with as possible.

Swiss
made

Our products are not only engineered in Switzerland, they are also produced here. Together with our network of suppliers, we deliver precise Swiss Made solutions, which guarantee your vehicles perform perfectly, both now and in the future.

Swiss Made

See how we evolved from EPFL start-up to the world's leading provider of natural feature navigation.

Our
story

Meet Our Experts

Management

CEO Nicola Tomatis BlueBotics

Dr. Nicola TOMATIS

CEO

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EN, FR, IT, DE

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Nicola has been the CEO of BlueBotics since 2003 and joined its Board of Directors in 2015. He holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a PhD in Robotics from the EPFL in Lausanne. He received the IEEE Early Career Award in Robotics and Automation in 2008 and has twice been included in Bilan’s 300 Most Influential People in Switzerland.

VP Operation Patrick Balmer BlueBotics

Patrick BALMER

VP Operations

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EN, FR, DE

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Patrick has worked with BlueBotics for more than a decade, first as a project manager before moving into the role of VP of Operations. After gaining his diploma of Engineering from the EPFL in Lausanne, Patrick worked with companies focused on med-tech and lasers.

VP Research Pierre Lamon BlueBotics

Dr. Pierre LAMON

VP Research

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EN, FR, DE, IT

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Pierre leads BlueBotics' R&D group and the software development team. He brings to the team technical skills in software and algorithms, including mapping, localization, calibration and outdoor robotics. While working towards his postdoc at the EPFL in Lausanne, Pierre led a project developing an autonomous smart car.

VP Finance Marylin Mermod BlueBotics

Marylin MERMOD

VP Finance

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EN, FR, DE

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With more than 20 years’ experience in the C-suite of private equity firms, Marylin brings a wealth of knowledge to BlueBotics. As VP of Finance, she is responsible for all the company’s financial functions and also leads the company’s HR and administration teams. Outside of BlueBotics, she even finds time to sit on a number of boards and steering committees.

VP Systems Gregoire Terrien BlueBotics

Grégoire TERRIEN

VP Development

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EN, FR, DE, IT

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Grégoire has been with BlueBotics since the company was founded in 2001, having gained a Master’s degree in Microengineering from the EPFL in Lausanne. As the VP of Development, he oversees the team responsible for technical customer partnerships as well as mechatronics development.

If you partner with BlueBotics, these are
the staff you’ll work with the most.

Systems
Engineering

Head of Systems Mathias Perollaz BlueBotics

Dr. Mathias PERROLLAZ

Head of Systems

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EN, FR, IT

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Mathias gained an engineering degree from Grenoble INPG and a PhD in computer vision from UPMC in Paris, before working in academic research with a focus on robotics and intelligent vehicle applications. He joined BlueBotics as a support engineer in 2015, and has led the Systems Engineering team since 2019.

Systems Engineer Antoine Aupee BlueBotics

Antoine AUPEE

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR

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Antoine joined BlueBotics after working on a robotic exoskeleton for his Master’s thesis at ETH Zurich. At BlueBotics, Antoine works with customers on their vehicle installations, and as part of the R&D team he also helps to develop projects such as the mini™ UVC.

Jean-Francois Burnier

Jean Francois BURNIER

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, DE, ES

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Jean-François (‘JF’) Burnier gained his Master’s of Science in Microengineering from the EPFL in Lausanne. He also interned at NASA before joining the BlueBotics support team and works in four different languages (and in as many time zones) to ensure the best possible outcomes for our customers.

Luca Cattani

Luca CATTANI

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, IT

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Luca obtained his Masters in robotics and biomedical engineering at EPFL in Lausanne after completing his master’s thesis in soft robotics at Harvard University. Before joining BlueBotics as a Systems Engineer, Luca worked with health startups focused on insulin pumps and other wearable technologies. In his spare time, Luca enjoys skiing and scuba diving, and both 3D printing and woodworking.

Armand Lamouille

Armand LAMOUILLE

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, ES

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Armand gained his Master’s degree in Microengineering from the EPFL in Lausanne, gathering user requirements for an intelligent mobile packaging cobot for his final project. Today Armand still works closely with customers to create the best possible designs, and is part of the team behind the mini™ UVC.

Systems Engineer Baptiste Mottet BlueBotics

Baptiste MOTTET

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, DE

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Baptiste gained his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and I.T. from the ETH in Zurich, where he worked on projects such as asteroid mapping and a juggling machine. As a BlueBotics systems engineer, Baptiste puts his skills to work solving problems both big and small for customers around the globe.

Benoît Pasquier

Benoît PASQUIER

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR

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Benoît joined BlueBotics after completing his Master’s thesis at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab where he worked on the analytical simulation of jumping micro-robots. He has previously worked with the Swiss meteorological service to improve the prediction of lightning strikes. In his spare time, Benoît enjoys ski touring and is learning to paraglide.

Systems Engineer Yannick Poffet BlueBotics

Yannick POFFET

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR

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Yannick joined the R&D team as a Systems Engineer after gaining his Master of Engineering in Mechanics, Robotics and Control Theory from the EPFL in Lausanne. At BlueBotics, Yannick develops AGV functionalities and ensures compatibility with new components. In his free time, Yannick is a climber, kitesurfer, and Rubik’s Cube collector.

Systems Engineer Guillaume Rossa BlueBotics

Guillaume ROSA-SERRANO

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, ES

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Guillaume works on every aspect of AGVs, from design and testing to commissioning and support. He gained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the UQAC in Quebec after studying Numerical Systems at ENSEM in Nancy, France. Guillaume is a keen pilot so when not at work he can often be found in the clouds.

Adrien Salgado - Systems Engineer at BlueBotics

Adrien SALGADO

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR

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Adrien joined BlueBotics’ Systems team in 2018. He works closely with customers around the world at every stage of the AGV lifecycle, from concept to installation and support. Adrien gained his BASc in Industrial Automation from the HEIG in Vaud and has several years of hands-on experience in commercial robotics systems.

Victor Twardowski - Systems Engineer at BlueBotics

Victor TWARDOWSKI

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, IT

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Victor joined BlueBotics as a Systems Engineer after gaining a Master of Engineering in Mechatronics from Politecnico di Torino in Italy and interning as a project manager leading a mechatronics R&D project. At BlueBotics, Victor supports commissioning and project installations, both in-person and remotely.

Systems Engineer Hugo Viard BlueBotics

Hugo VIARD

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR

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Hugo holds Master’s degrees in Microengineering (from the EPFL in Lausanne), and in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering (from the University of California, Berkeley). Hugo works in BlueBotics’ R&D and Engineering teams and helped create the Cleanfix autonomous cleaning machine.

Systems Engineer Tao Wu

Tao WU

Systems Engineer

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EN, FR, CN

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Tao is an expert roboticist with experience in China, France and Switzerland. He holds a Master’s degree in mechatronics from the University of Montpellier, with a focus on robotics and automation. At BlueBotics Tao focuses on process improvements to help clients get the best results.

Operations

Operations Manager Yannick Beuret BlueBotics

Yannick BEURET

Project Manager

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EN, FR

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Yannick’s multidisciplinary project management experience spans the fields of mechanics, engineering and I.T. With a background working in multinational companies and electro-mechanical troubleshooting, Yannick is driving projects which will help shape the future of BlueBotics.

Camille Boymond - Systems Engineer at BlueBotics

Camille BOYMOND

Project Manager

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EN, FR, DE

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Camille gained her Master’s degree in Microengineering from the EPFL in Lausanne. Camille first gained a deep understanding of our customers’ needs and challenges while working in the Systems team. Now as a Project Manager she puts that knowledge to use to help customers reach their automation goals.

BlueBotics Project Manager Samuel Chevalley

Samuel CHEVALLEY

Project Manager

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EN, FR

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Samuel studied Microtechnics Engineering at the HEIG in Vaud, Switzerland and worked in mechanical designing and engineering before joining BlueBotics as a Project Manager. When not at work, Samuel plays drums in two bands and designs and 3D prints bespoke creations.

Sales &
Marketing

Head of Sales Julien Rochat BlueBotics

Julien ROCHAT

Head of Sales

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EN, FR, DE

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Julien leads the BlueBotics Sales team, creating win-win relationships between customers and partners across the globe. Before joining BlueBotics, Julien worked as an electronic and field engineer, and as sales group leader for a photovoltaic module and cell testing equipment company.

Head of Marketing Matt Wade BlueBotics

Matt WADE

Head of Marketing

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EN, FR

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Matt joined BlueBotics in 2019 to head up the firm's growing marketing function. A well-travelled ex-journalist, he has a wealth of experience working with cutting-edge technology companies across the globe.

Area Sales Manager David Beguin BlueBotics

David BEGUIN

Sales Manager, N. Am

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EN, FR

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David is based in BlueBotics’ Swiss HQ, but works most closely with our North American customer base. With a background split between portfolio management and marketing, David generates new customer partnerships before helping these companies move from concept to creation to market launch and beyond.

Area Sales Manager Sander Burghardt BlueBotics

Sander BURGHARDT

Sales Manager, Europe

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EN, FR, DE, IT, TR

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The most multilingual team member at BlueBotics, Sander puts his five perfectly-spoken languages to work driving the company's commercial growth across Europe. A highly experienced sales professional, he holds a Masters in International Business from Sorbonne University in Paris.

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Fanny DORTA

Sales Manager, APAC

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EN, FR

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Fanny holds Master’s degrees in Materials Science, and in Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship from EPFL in Lausanne. Before joining BlueBotics, she worked in Sales & Business Development for high-tech SMEs in Switzerland and Shanghai. When not working, Fanny enjoys travelling and hiking in Switzerland and around the world.

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Jinglei GRUEL-ZHU

Sales manager, China

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EN, CN, DE

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Jinglei is an experienced international business manager, responsible for BlueBotics’ commercial activities in China, with a focus on increasing productivity. As well as a law degree from Tongji University in Shanghai, she holds an MBA from Kedge Business School.

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Distributors

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