Captain of the project
Doctor in Robotics, co-founder of Aldebaran Robotics in 2005 (now SoftBank Robotics), David Gouaillier defended his PhD thesis on the design of the humanoid robot NAO, tested with children with autism spectrum disorders.
As an expert in motion engineering, David decided to put his technical skills at the service of mankind and launched the startup ORTHOPUS in November 2018. His purpose: providing new solutions to people with disabilities and improving access to assistive technologies worldwide. His motivation: offering high-tech expertise at the crossroads between technology and solidarity.
Crew on board
Thibault - Mechatronic engineer
Thibault is a specialist of robotic subsystems conception. He has more than 7 years of experience (research in actuators, bionic hand conception) including 5 years at Aldebaran Robotics’ Advanced Mecatronic Lab. At ORTHOPUS he steers the development of our medical devices range: he coordinates R&D (from conception to manufacturing) and the quality process. He also is the crew’s Happiness Manager.
Dorothée - Strategy & development manager
Science Po graduated, Dorothée is a specialist in innovative and sustainable projects. She worked in the sectors of scientific research and technological innovation for 7 years (research institute, hardware start-up, NGO). Today, she’s in charge of ORTHOPUS’ strategic and economic development in order to bring to life and achieve the company’s social mission by having a positive impact on society.
Florian - Embedded systems engineer
Florian is a specialist of robotic actuators control. He has more than 10 years of experience in the automobile and robotic sector, including 5 years at Aldebaran Robotics’ Advanced Mecatronic Lab. By combining his IT, electronic development skills and the coordination of the test phases, he becomes the embedded systems engineer that makes ORTHOPUS’s solutions work.
Côme - Mechatronic engineer
Trained as an engineer specialised in engineering and robotics, Côme is currently undertaking a CIFRE dissertation about the development of a new accessible prosthetic hand with the Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N). Coupled with that, he develops intuitive control methods for ORTHOPUS medical devices.
Thomas - robotic engineer
Arts & Métiers and ISEA Supaero graduated, Thomas defended his PhD on the modelling, design and control of robots. He gathered 7 years of experience by working on zero gravity experimentations, hardware and software conception of a flexible robotic arm and an agricultural autonomous robot. At ORTHOPUS he contributes with his technical expertise to the different R&D projects.
Mona - Communication & marketing officer
Specialised in scientific and technical culture for 10 years, Mona is experienced at the crossroads between social economy, digital manufacturing and the fablab world. Her skills range from transmedia communication, to building effective networks and event planning. Here at ORTHOPUS she implements and drives the communication and marketing strategy.
Lea - Regulatory Affairs officer
Specialised in the medical devices field, Léa had a scientific and pharmaceutical background before pursuing into regulatory. Here at ORTHOPUS, she is leading the quality policy to assure the safety of people who use our solutions.
Sylvain - Production manager
After studies in microtechnologies, Sylvain aimed his career in the health sector, with the idea of producing products that give patients life improvements. During his 18 years of experience in medical devices, Sylvain became specialized in management, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals products industrialization, in keeping with quality standards. At ORTHOPUS, he ensure the manufacture ( production and assembly) of robotics assistants.
Sébastien - User care & sales manager
Coming from paramedicals, Sebastien has more than 20 years of experience in the optical sector, including commercial development and product conception. He also has a university degree of fabmanager-facilitator. At ORTHOPUS, he’s the distributor’s privileged contact for our technical aid marketing, in France and Europe. He has the major mission of taking care of our users by bringing forward their needs to the ORTHOPUS team.
Baptiste - industrialization manager
Graduated of Polytech Tours in speciality Mechanics and Systems Conception, Baptiste has more than 6 years of experience as R&D Project Manager. His skills range from products developpement to industrialization, passing by robotization of integrated processes on production lines. At ORTHOPUS, Baptiste is in charge of robotics assistants industrialization : providing a link between production and R&D, developing device improvements, and optimizing manufacturing processes.
Pierre - content manager
Baptiste - mechatronics R&D intern
Student in mechanical engineering and specialized in mechatronics, Baptiste settle the ORTHOPUS crew as a trainee for 6 months for his fourth year internship. He will participate in udpating the ORTHOPUS Supporter’ arm brace and its mounting on the wheelchair.
Pierre-Alexandre - mechatronics R&D intern
Future mechatronic engineer graduated from INSA, Pierre-Alexandre joins the crew as an apprentice engineer for a period of 6 months aboard the ship. His role as a sailor is to help model and produce a new prototype of the ORTHOPUS Partner and to organize the project.
ORTHOPUS IN VIDEO
ORTHOPUS, our ship, is currently berthed at the Karting, a business centre located on l’Île de Nantes, in the close vicinity of the Elephant (Machines de l’Île) and near the Hangar à Bananes.
Our R&D Lab is equipped with numerous prototyping machines (electronic, 3D printers) thus enabling us to quickly prototype our solutions.