Dr. Rachid Bekhti, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and VP of Hardware
Rachid earned his Ph.D. in Robotics from École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in 2015, where he specialized in industrial sensors, haptics and mechatronics. His post-doctoral research was in studying human-robot interactions for force-feedback, and he applied this knowledge to the design of adaptive and intelligent robotic systems. He has co-authored several esteemed papers, including the grounding breaking work “Miniature capacitive three-axis force sensor”, presented at RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in 2014. He’s a prolific inventor who loves developing novel industrial sensors and co-holds a prestigious patent on force/torque sensor apparatus for robot teaching and operations.
Alexandre holds a B.Eng. from École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), where he excelled in computer programming. He’s currently pursuing a Masters in Industrial Engineering, working with Dr. Vincent Duchaine in developing sensor technologies. Alexandre has an expansive and diversified range of industry experience, having interned at over 10 digital factories, notably: GE, Héroux-Devtek, SP Solutions, Montreal-Trudeau airport, etc. He has a passion for technology, entrepreneurship and video-gaming. He is currently taking courses in IP patenting, business management and pursuing graduate research in machine learning.