Our team has a long history in this space. Omnirobotic’s founder, Francois Simard, started out by building an autonomous robot for his university’s team in the International Autonomous Walking Machine Decathlon. By the year 2000, he founded Orus Integration, a company specialized in 3D Vision for Automatic Machine Control.
In 2005, self-programming equipment designed by Francois’ team won United Technologies “Most Innovative Project” Award. Within a few years, Orus Integration had sold multiple self-programming systems using 3D robot guidance. Orus was acquired by a robotic welding company in 2010 to build self-programming structural steel welding equipment.
In 2015 Laurier Roy and Francois Simard delivered a self-programming paint robot to Decoustic, a subsidiary of French multinational Saint-Gobain. All this laid the early groundwork for a new category that some of the world’s best manufacturers now need to get their jobs done: Autonomous Industrial Robots, one to which Laurier and Francois sought to bring to bear their decades of experience delivering dozens of unique deployments and visiting hundreds of factory floors in making the most versatile robotics platform ever.
By 2016 and with a long list of accomplishments in tow, Francois and Laurier decided to found Omnirobotic in order to build the world’s first platform for self-programming robotics that could meet the growing needs of the world’s most advanced high-mix manufacturers. By 2018, that deep innovation work had already borne fruit with the launch of the company’s first product: The OmniPainter™. By 2019, the team had their first system fully operational in a production environment, with throngs of manufacturers eager to access the benefits of Shape-to-Motion™ Technology.
We're driven to make industrial robotics simpler and easier to use for high-mix manufacturers, big or small, anywhere in the world.
François Simard is an entrepreneur who founded his first innovative company in the manufacturing sector in 2000. A graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal in robotics engineering, his passion about the development of autonomous robots led him to participate in several international university competitions. Francois has extensive knowledge of the manufacturing industry, having visited more than 400 manufacturing plants in the aerospace, defense, automotive, food, and semiconductor industries. His passion for artificial intelligence and robotics led him to co-found Omnirobotic in 2016.
Laurier Roy graduated from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in computer science. Laurier brings more than 15 years of experience in complex and large-scale systems. He is a software architect with a deep understanding of client-server systems, 3D modeling, and visualization, parallel computing and multithreading. Laurier began to work on HTN Planner engines for autonomous robotic in 2013 and co-founded Omnirobotic in 2016.
Pierre Ravary has served in a variety of high-level financial and operations roles since earning his accounting credentials from HEC Montreal in 1990. Most recognized among these would be his role as CFO at Toon Boom Animation, one of the world's leading animation design and storyboard softwares, used by studios at Fox, Universal, Lucasfilm, UbiSoft and more. Pierre also serves as an advisor to multiple innovation-driven companies through his Managing Partnership at Korelation Capital, while also serving as Omnirobotic's CFO.
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