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Nicholas Nadeau

Engineering Manager

AON3D

Hi! I’m Nicholas Nadeau.

I’m currently the head of engineering at AON3D where I lead design, development, and R&D in both software and hardware to drive product innovation. I am a professional engineer (P.Eng.), member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), and an associate value specialist (AVS). I have spent the last decade creating unique technologies for the biomedical, cognitive neuroscience, robotics, and additive manufacturing domains.

Interests

  • Research & Development
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Additive Manufacturing

Education

  • PhD Candidate in Precision/Collaborative Robotics

    École de technologie supérieure

  • B.Eng. in Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, 2014

    McGill University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Engineering Manager

AON3D

Feb 2019 – Present Montreal
 
 
 
 
 

Senior R&D Engineer

AON3D

Aug 2018 – Feb 2019 Montreal
 
 
 
 
 

R&D Engineer

Rogue Research Inc.

Apr 2011 – Aug 2019 Montreal

Recent Posts

Profiling Python Code

Figure out the bottlenecks in your Python scripts.

Resize and Convert All Images in a Directory

mogrify is part of the ImageMagick suite of tools. It’s simple, powerful, and easy to use.

Skipping YouTube Ads With VLC

Ads sucks… so skip them.

Setting Up a Raspberry Pi for Dev Side-projects

The Raspberry Pi is a great device for dev side-projects, such as a home media station, an IoT device, or a local server. Here are some of my go-to configurations when setting one up.

Scuba - Sosúa, Dominican Republic

Sosúa is a town in Puerto Plata Province, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It’s known for Sosúa Beach, in a sheltered cove with an offshore coral reef, tropical fish and colourful plants.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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 …

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto: Calibrating Robots with Python

Modern robotic applications often rely on offline programming to reduce process downtime. In a virtual environment, robot application …

Characterization of a Robotic Micro-surgical System for Small-animal Neurosurgery

Advancements in veterinary neurosurgery have led to brain imaging and more robust planning prior to surgical intervention. Using …

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto: Calibrating Robots with Python

This talk was presented at Montréal-Python 67: Ultramodern Vintage - PyCon Canada Special Modern robotic applications often rely on …

Let's Talk About Neurosurgical Veterinary Robotics

Recent Publications

Pybotics: Python Toolbox for Robotics

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

Impedance Control Self-Calibration of a Collaborative Robot Using Kinematic Coupling

This paper presents a closed-loop calibration approach using impedance control. The process is managed by a data communication …

An Extrinsic Dexterity Approach to the IROS 2018 Fan Robotic Challenge

The 2018 IROS Fan Robotic Challenge tasked participants with programming a robot to autonomously open and close a Spanish folding fan, …

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 …

Characterization of a robotic micro-surgical system for small-animal neurosurgery

Advancements in veterinary neurosurgery have led to brain imaging and more robust planning prior to surgical intervention. Using …