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Bruno Maisonnier

Robot entrepreneur

Aldebaran Robotics, France, China and U.S.

For over twenty years, Bruno Maisonnier was convinced that robotics would be the next revolutionary technology. In 2005, utilizing skills he developed working in the IT and banking industries, Bruno followed his dream and founded Aldebaran Robotics to produce autonomous humanoid robots that can contribute to the well-being of humans. The NAO robot created by Aldebaran is used in hundreds of labs and universities in over 30 countries for cutting-edge research in robotics, artificial intelligence and computer science as well as sociology and medicine. See a NAO on display in the Fast Forward gallery.