Olivier Michel is the Founder and CEO of Cyberbotics, a Swiss-based company that is developing the Webots open source robot simulator. In 1996, he received a PhD in computer science from the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis and moved to the EPFL in Switzerland, as a post-doc researcher where he started to develop Webots. In 1998, he founded Cyberbotics to continue the development of Webots and to commercialize it as a proprietary software. In 2018, Webots became fully open-source software. Today, Cyberbotics is participating in a number of EU and Swiss research projects, and also industrial projects by providing its expertise in robot simulation technologies. The latest development of Cyberbotics is webots.cloud: a web-service simplifying the utilization of Webots from the web, interfaced to cloud computing simulation servers.
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