Omnirobotic’s team

our mission

Omnirobotic is developing Autonomous Industrial Robots. Like autonomous cars, autonomous robots can see their environment, plan and execute a given task. No one has to teach autonomous robots the required sequence of actions or how to move to perform them like industrial robots today. Omnirobotic is developing Artificial Intelligence so that robots can understand processes, not only repeat a taught motion. This AI makes them able to perform tasks on any products in real time. As these robots don’t need to be programmed, they can be used on small production lot, even lot of one. Our first product, the OmniPainter™, is adapted to continuous flow finishing lines operation, supporting both powder and liquid coating application. They know how to paint… anything!

team values

  • Integrity

    We say what we do and we do what we said.

  • Rigor

    We use the right tools and the proper methods. No guesswork.

  • Learning

    We are motivated by the profound desire to learn from our customers, co-workers and from nature itself.

  • Fun

    Because few people get to play with cutting-edge technology

our management team

  • francois simard founder & ceo

    François Simard is an entrepreneur who founded his first innovative companies in the manufacturing sector in 2000. A graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal in robotics engineering, he is already passionate about the development of autonomous robots which 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 industries such as aerospace, military, automotive, food, and semiconductor. His passion for artificial intelligence and robotics led him to co-found Omnirobotic in 2016.

  • laurier roy founder & cto

    Laurier Roy graduate 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.

  • Jean-Francois Gagné Business Advisor and Board Member

    Jean-Francois is a veteran AI entrepreneur and former Chief Product Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at JDA Software, where he was the youngest global C-Level Executive of a top-20 Enterprise Software company. He has founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and Operations Research, represented Canada as a Technology Investment Champion Speaker for Global Affairs, and is a sought-after expert for educating top-level management about the impact of AI on industry. Jean-Francois Gagné is the Co-Founder and CEO of Element AI, an applied AI research lab creating new software solutions for organizations.