Nicholas Nadeau, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Project Director

Halodi Robotics

Nicholas Nadeau is an executive and project director at Halodi Robotics, leading their expansion into North America with the mission of bringing safe and capable humanoid robotics to everyone.

He is a professional engineer (P.Eng.) and a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Nicholas received his Ph.D. from École de technologie supérieure where his research combined machine learning and collaborative robotics to develop methods for safe robotic freehand medical ultrasound.

Nicholas has spent the last decade creating unique technologies for the biomedical, food robotics, collaborative robotics, and additive manufacturing domains.



Project Director

Halodi Robotics

2021 – Present Montréal/Oslo
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2020 – Present Montréal


Techstars Montréal AI

2020 – Present Montréal
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2020 – Present Montréal
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Engineering Manager


2019 – 2021 Montréal
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Senior R&D Engineer


2018 – 2019 Montréal
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Technology Advisor to the CEO

YPC Technologies

2017 – 2018 Montréal
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Ph.D. in Collaborative Robotics and Machine Learning

École de technologie supérieure

2016 – 2019 Montréal
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R&D Engineer

Rogue Research Inc.

2011 – 2018 Montréal
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B.Eng. in Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

McGill University

2010 – 2014 Montréal
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Projects & Products


Eve Humanoid Robot

The EVE humanoid robot from Halodi Robotics is a fully integrated plaform that utilizes game-changing Direct Force Control™ technology for natively compliant operation


The AON-M2 is an affordable, advanced additive manufacturing machine that is designed to print high quality parts with the widest range of thermoplastics on the market

Brainsight® Microsurgical Robot

The robot is able to hold and manipulate tools in the surgical space with very high accuracy in small animals such as mice, rats, and marmosets

Brainsight® Deep Brain Stimulator

An implantable and battery powered stimulator that can be used for any stimulation protocol in most animal models

Brainsight® Elevate TMS

Approved by Health Canada for cortical stimulation, ElevateTMS offers more control in the pulse and how the pulse interacts with the brain than any TMS device available today

Brainsight® NIRS

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) non-invasively probes the concentration and oxygenation of hemoglobin in the brain to detect changes induced by brain activity

Robotiq FT Sensor Java

An unofficial Java package for cross-platform serial communication with a Robotiq FT Sensor


Simple, static keywords extractor webapp using NLP + React + webpack


LaTeX + GitHub Actions + Jamstack automated professional CV

Kuka LBR iiwa Examples

Application and programming examples for the KUKA LBR iiwa 7 R800

Personal Site

Personal website, portfolio, and blog built using the Jamstack


Simple Twitter CLI for day-to-day social media hygiene


The Python Toolbox for Robotics

Recent Posts

Mentoring Techstars Montréal AI Accelerator

This past September, I had the chance to meet ten exciting AI startups part of Techstars Montréal AI Accelerator. The program prides itself on being founder-first and mentor-driven, and I’m proud to say that I am one of those mentors.

Python for Hardware Engineers: SQLite or; How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Databases

Design that is backed by data proves that your work is on the right track. It reveals the pain points, flaws, and opportunities, while unearthing new trends and improves your designs by adding objectivity.

Python Tricks: Replace All Non-alphanumeric Characters in a String

I have a confession to make: I’m a stickler for filenames. I wholeheartedly believe that all filenames and paths should be kebab case or snake case. Spaces, capitalization, and non-alphanumeric characters drive me nuts.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Making Materials Matter

Join leaders in the AM industry as they reveal new initiatives, products, and real-world accomplishments defining the digital age of manufacturing.

The Products by Design Podcast

Episode 56 - Nicholas Nadeau Engineering Manager at AON3D discusses additive manufacturing

Evolutionary Motion Control Optimization in Physical Human-Robot Interaction

Given that the success of an interaction task depends on the capability of the robot system to handle physical contact with its …

Recent Publications

Improved Test Methods for Polymer AM Inter-Layer Weld Strength and Filament Mechanical Properties

The international community is exploring many potential end-uses for polymer additive manufacturing. However, significant issues must …

Towards the development of safe, collaborative robotic freehand ultrasound

The use of robotics in medicine is of growing importance for modern health services, as robotic systems have the capacity to improve …

Pybotics: Python Toolbox for Robotics

Modern robotic programming relies on offline simulation to reduce process downtime. In a virtual environment, application specialists …