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Francois Simard, B. Ing.


François Simard founded his first innovative company in the manufacturing sector in 2000. A graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal in robotics engineering, he is already passionate about autonomous robots and leads the university’s robotics team in international competition events. Mr. Simard has extensive knowledge of the manufacturing industry, visited more than 400 manufacturing plants in sectors such as aerospace, military, automotive, food, and semiconductor. The inventor of two patents, his passion for artificial intelligence and robotics led him to co-found Omnirobotic in 2016. Mr. Simard believes autonomous industrial robots will be transformational across the manufacturing industry in the same way autonomous vehicles will impact transports.


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  • access_time 1:00 - 1:30 PM ET
  • location_onSmart Theatre | SME ZONE
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