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Who is behind Génération Robots?

Génération Robots, based in Mérignac, was founded in 2008 by Jérôme Laplace, a true robotics enthusiast. At that time it was difficult in France to find spare parts for the equipment of his robot. It is this need that drives him to start the online distribution of electronic components and robotics. Today Génération Robots offers its robots worldwide thanks to its trilingual website (French, English and German). Génération Robots stands for quality and excellent service.

Génération Robots works with more than 1,500 educational structures in Europe: kindergardens, schools, high schools, universities, but also fablabs or media centers and research institutions.




Team Generation Robots

Sharing our passion!

Some history...

2008

Until June 2008, Jérôme Laplace managed an e-marketing team of 50 people. His career in robotics began in his garage in Bordeaux.

2010

Jérôme has decided to devote himself full-time to Generation Robots and is renting an office space in a suburb of Bordeaux.

2016

Moving the company to Mérignac (suburb of Bordeaux) in modern and larger premises.

2018

Meanwhile, we are a team of 20 employees. We have established a branch in Berlin to offer our German and Austrian customers an even better service.


Our Team


Jérôme - CEO

Jérôme Laplace
Working for Génération Robots since: 2008
Language skills: English, French
Hobbies: comes later
I like working for Génération Robots, because... Génération Robots is a big adventure!

Philippe - CTO

Philippe Génération Robots
Working for Génération Robots since: 2010
Language skills: French, English, Spanish (ein kleines bisschen)
Hobbies: Music, guitar playing, role playing, technology in general and robotics in particular. Interested in science, nature and living things and intelligence. All with a beer, a good meal and nice company.
I like working for Génération Robots, because... Every day a new challenge, a great variety of technological possibilities and a nice team.


Wagdi - Research Engineer

Wagdi Génération Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2013
Language skills: French, English, Arabic
Hobbies: I like going out and whenever possible, traveling, doing sports (being relaxed;)), listening to music and video games (in moderation)!
I like working for Génération Robots, because... To be in a team where you can openly say things and move forward together. Oh, and of course, because there are robots!

Sven - Research Engineer

Sven Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2013
Language skills: Deutsch, English, French, Python, C++,...
Hobbies: Sci-fi, electronics, robots (natural), astrophysics, pilates, monocyclaging, juggling ...
Robots are my life - Generation Robots has robots.

Valentin - Research Engineer (Pepper and NAO)

Valentin Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2016
Language skills: French, English (reading, a little), accent from Lorraine
Hobbies: Video games (Blizzard, Guitar Hero), music and electric guitar (if I'm motivated, which is not often)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... It's just cool to program web developments on robots. In addition, it is warmer in Bordeaux than in Lorraine :)


Vanessa Mazzari - Marketing Manager

Vanessa Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2014
Language skills: English, French
Hobbies: Cooking, watching science fiction movies (and the pop and geek culture as a whole) and watching our Twitter community grow! :)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... It's great to be able to work with robots when most people only see them in the media. It's also satisfying to be part of a close-knit team and see our company continue to grow! :)

Paul - Research Engineer

Paul
At Génération Robots since: 2017
Language skills: French and English
Hobbies: I like to spend time with other people, be it around a good meal, a game or in the snow :)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... Being able to work with different robots is a privilege. We regularly discover new robots, whether they are entertainment robots or sophisticated robots!


Anja - Marketing and Sales Manager for th German speaking market

Anja
At Génération Robots since: 2017
Language skills: German, English, French, Spanish (a little)
Hobbies: Traveling, eating well, doing sports, laughing with friends, learning to play the piano (I would like to do it more often), crafts, and seeing ugly things turn into something beautiful
I like working for Génération Robots, because... A relatively small and very human team, that makes work fun. Be autonomous, but share a common adventure. Always discover new worlds.

Laurent - Sales Administrator

Laurent Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2016
Language skills: French, English, German, Japanese (a little)
Hobbies: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Board Games (7 Wonders, Mystery, King of Toookyoooo!)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... It is a company of enthusiasts who always want to offer their customers excellent service (speed, availability, adaptability). But also because of the team, the atmosphere, the laughter ... A company that specializes in robotics, but puts human values at the center.


Julien - Logistics Manager

Julien Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2016
Language skills: English, French, Japanese
Hobbies: Deejaying (DNB), Zombie movies, Science Fiction, Mangas, Japan, my Babyyy
I like working for Génération Robots, because... this is the place to see extraordinary robots. A friendly place where a good atmosphere prevails.

Nicolas - Research Engineer

Nicolas Simon Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2016
Language skills: French and English
Hobbies: Sport (mountain biking, running, ...), music (rock, electro, ...) and of course evenings with friends :)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... Work in Start-up mode, without constraint and with lots of nice people and doing everything, from mechanics to programming with new discoveries every day.


Stéphanie - Assistant to CEO

Stéphanie
At Génération Robots since: 2017
Language skills: French, English
Hobbies: I spend my free time cooking. Receiving my friends for a good meal fills me with joy! Otherwise I like music, singing, reading, walks with my dog. I do aikido and scuba diving. "Player" in the heart, I also spend a lot of time playing video games! And when I have time, I plan beautiful trips :)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... Working at Génération Robots means entering an incredible world where robots are omnipresent. It is also a rich company full of enthusiasts!

Mathis - Apprentice Engineer specializing in customer service and M.A.R.K. development

Mathis Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2016
Language skills: French, English
Hobbies: Surfing (more enjoyable in summer, but not too bad in winter), Street Cred (fixie, to be exact), and various other sports (wakeboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, kitesurfing). I also enjoy playing around on the PC, some programming and video games. And travel!
I like working for Génération Robots, because... Develop and program robots that connect IT and robot hardware.

Alice - Sales Administrator & Marketing

Alice Génération Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2018
Language skills: French and English
Hobbies: Racket sports, tv shows and movies, video games and excursions with friends!
I like working for Génération Robots, because... The geek inside of me is really happy to work on projects around robotics and even more with a great team! What more do you want? :)

Nicolas - Country Manager Germany / Austria

Nicolas Piot Génération Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2018
Language skills: French, English, German, Greek and Spanish
Hobbies: Play with my dog and with NAO :)
I like working for Génération Robots, because... A close-knit team, international, competent and hardworking, but funny and always ready to help. Great products and services. Thanks to Generation Robots, today I can see robots, who will used by everyone tomorrow.

David - Business Developer Europe

David Denis Génération Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2018
Language skills: English, French
Hobbies: Gliding, racket sports and video games
I like working for Génération Robots, because... To play a role in the technology of the future and to understand that robots are not dangerous and can be of great help to us.

Louis - Pepper and NAO Trainer, Engineer

Louis Generation Robots
At Génération Robots since: 2016
Language skills: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Hobbies: Kendo and discover new things all the time...
I like working for Génération Robots, because... At Generation Robots we recommend Pepper in the morning, at noon, in the evening.

You want to send us your CV? This way!

Louis Generation Robots
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Generation Robots does not only care about the online distribution of robots, but also about research. The competencies of our development team can be found in the GR Lab :

  • Design and industrialization of sensors for the field of robotics
  • Trainings in robot programming (NAO, ROS, ...)
  • Programming service robots to demonstrate the possibilities of interactive behavior. These developments are aimed at research laboratories and companies that would like to incorporate the latest developments in robotics into their business processes.

Learn more about our subsidiary HumaRobotics, which commercializes the Cobot Sawyer.