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Established in 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier and with offices in France, China, Japan, and the United States, Aldebaran designs, manufactures and sells autonomous humanoid robots to contribute to human well-being. More than 7,000 NAOs, our first product, are used today as a research and education platform in 70 countries around the world. Aldebaran has 450 employees involved in robot development and manufacture. Aldebaran is a SoftBank Group company, holding 78.5% of its own capital.

Bruno Maisonnier, the founder of Aldebaran Robotics, was recently awarded the 2012 Marius Lavet Prize for excellence in research and in scientific and industrial innovation in France.

Aldebaran is currently conducting research in areas such as autistic child therapy, human-robot interaction and personal robotics.The company is based in Paris, France with additional offices in China and the United States.


Contact Info
43 rue du Colonel Pierre Avia
Paris, 75015
Tel: +33 177 371 752
Company Leadership

Bruno Maisonnier, Founder & CEO
Qingyi Le Lay, EVP Business Development
Laura Bokobza, EVP Chief Marketing Officer
Tamara Carpentier, HR Director
Alain Hui Bon Hoa, Chief Services Officer
Valérie Jabot, EVP Chief Financial Officer
Jérôme Monceaux, EVP Chief Creative Officer
Nino Sapina, CTO Software
Xavier Lacherade, CTO Hardware

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