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

  • 4,000+

    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

Languages:
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

Languages:
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 Systems Gregoire Terrien BlueBotics

Grégoire TERRIEN

VP Development

Languages:
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.

Head of Marketing Matt Wade BlueBotics

Matt WADE

VP 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.

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

Systems
Engineering

Head of Systems - Mathias Perollaz

Dr. Mathias PERROLLAZ

Head of Systems

Languages:
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 Amjad Al Aufi.

Amjad AL AUFI

Systems Engineer

Languages:
EN, AR

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Amjad studied mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh before joining the BlueBotics team in Garner, USA. When not supporting clients with their vehicle automation projects, Amjad enjoys hiking through the beautiful North Carolina mountains.

Systems Engineer Antoine Aupee BlueBotics

Antoine AUPEE

Lead 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

Languages:
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.

Iven Dong Systems Engineer BlueBotics

Iven DONG

Systems Engineer

Languages:
EN, CN

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Iven gained his bachelor’s degree at Shanghai University and then Master’s degrees at the University of Edinburgh and University College London. He speaks English, Mandarin, Japanese and a little Urdu. When not at work in BlueBotics’ Shanghai office, Iven enjoys learning  languages.

Guillaume Dupré la Tour

Guillaume DUPRÉ LA TOUR

Systems Engineer

Languages:
EN, FR

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Guillaume joined the BlueBotics team after studying aerospace engineering at Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France and working with both drones and industrial robotics. Outside of work, Guillaume enjoys mountain biking and ski touring through the Alps.

Armand Lamouille.

Armand LAMOUILLE

Senior Systems Engineer

Languages:
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

Languages:
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

Languages:
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

Expert Systems Engineer

Languages:
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

Senior Systems Engineer

Languages:
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

Senior Systems Engineer

Languages:
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

Languages:
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

Languages:
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.

Enginneer Systems - Thomas Wurtz

Thomas WURTZ

Systems Engineer

Languages:
EN, FR, DE

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Thomas joined the BlueBotics team after studying embedded systems engineering at Polytech Montpellier, with a focus on robotic controls, computer vision and electronic design. When not working on automated vehicles, Thomas enjoys go-karting and working on cars. If no vehicles are available, Thomas will take a hike through the beautiful Swiss countryside.

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.

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.

Richard Revangue Project Manager BlueBotics

Richard REVANGUE

Project Manager

Languages:
EN, FR

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Richard was born and raised in Paris before moving to Switzerland to work with BlueBotics. Before joining the team, he studied aeronautical engineering at IPSA in Paris, and worked as a Services Sales Expert at Dassault Systems. Outside of work, Richard enjoys travelling, music and playing football.

Sales &
Marketing

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.

Sales Manager Kap Choi.

Kap CHOI

Sales Manager USA

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EN

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Kap gained a BS in Welding Engineering from Ohio State before completing his MBA at Xavier University. Prior to joining BlueBotics team in the USA, he worked for major robotics companies (such as FANUC Robotics, Kawasaki Robotics) and systems integrators (such as Eclipse Automation). When not at work, Kap enjoys playing tennis, softball and pickleball.

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.

Fanny Dorta.

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.

Martin Hu Area Sales Manager BlueBotics

Martin HU

Sales Manager, China

Languages:
EN, CN

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Martin studied  at Shandong University of Technology  and worked in Nigeria and Italy before joining the BlueBotics team in Shanghai . Martin speaks English and Chinese, and when not in the office he enjoys running.

Jinglei Gruel.

Jinglei ZHU

Sales manager, China

Languages:
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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