Nicholas Nadeau

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Associate Value Specialist (AVS)


École de technologie supérieure

PhD - Precision and Collaborative Robotics

  • Thesis: Development Of Safe, Collaborative Robotic Ultrasound System
  • Created machine learning models and genetic algorithms for physical human-robot interaction.
  • Invented a novel, robust, low-cost robot calibration platform.
McGill University

B.Eng. - Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Minor

Dawson College

DEC - Honours Health Science



Senior R&D Engineer

  • Responsible for innovation and technology development to drive 10x revenue.
  • Introduced automated data collection framework to help drive business and engineering decisions.
  • Engineering ScrumMaster, responsible for ensuring the team has everything they need to deliver value.
Rogue Research Inc.

R&D Engineer

  • Responsible for mechanical research, design, and development of brain imaging and robotic products.
  • Developed trajectory generation algorithms (C++) for collaborative veterinary neurosurgery.
  • Created thermal models (Python) for transcranial magnetic stimulation coils.


YPC Technologies

Sparring Partner and Technology Consultant

  • Advised CEO throughout FounderFuel startup accelerator in order to go to market and raise seed capital.
  • Led a team of engineers and directed robotics and software design, development, and implementation.
  • Recommended long-term approach to strategic suppliers and technologies with the aim of optimizing operations and delivering savings.


The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)


Interaction du quartier Peter-McGill

Communications Administrator

McGill University

Discover McGill and Orientation Week Leader

Forum Jeunesse Centre-ville

Treasurer and Communications Administrator

Innovation Jeunes

Volunteer Math and Science Teacher


Evolutionary Motion Control Optimization in Physical Human-Robot Interaction

Nicholas A. Nadeau, Ilian A. Bonev

An Extrinsic Dexterity Approach to the IROS 2018 Fan Robotic Challenge Modality B

Jennifer Kwiatkowski, Jean-Philippe Roberge, Nicholas A. Nadeau, Louis L'Écuyer-Lapierre, Vincent Duchaine

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

Nicholas A. Nadeau, Alexandru Ciobanu, Fred Lamer, Mathieu Coursolle, Sean McBride, Stephen Frey, Roch Comeau


Name Organization Date
Speaker - Evolutionary Motion Control Optimization in Physical Human-Robot Interaction 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2018-10
Speaker - Calibrating Robots with Python PyCon Canada 2017 2017-11
Speaker - Calibrating Robots with Python Montréal-Python 67 2017-10
Keynote - Robotics and Neuroscience Clearpoint Elementary Exhibition Summit 2016-12
Speaker - Medical Robotics McGill Faculty of Medicine Explore Camp 2015-06
Keynote Riverdale High School Career Seminar 2014-05
Keynote Riverdale High School Career Seminar 2014-02
Keynote Lester B. Pearson School Board Science Showcase 2013-05


McGill University Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

MUSE 1.0 Bedside Ultrasound Course for Primary Care Clinicians

RIA International

Collaborative Robots Workshop


McGill Racing Team

Team Coordinator and Electronics Designer - Formula SAE

McGill University Micro and NanoBioengineering Lab

Mechanical Designer - Electricity-free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) System


Name Organization Date
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship NSERC 2015
Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Research Grant Mitacs 2014
Graduation Honours McGill University 2014
Québec Iron Titanium Scholarship McGill University 2013
Abe and Jennie Brock Award McGill University 2013
Dean's Honour List McGill University 2013
Industrial Undergraduate Research Award NSERC 2013
Industrial Undergraduate Research Award NSERC 2012
Industrial Undergraduate Research Award NSERC 2011
Golden Key International Honour Society McGill University 2011
First Class Graduation Honours Dawson College 2010
Athletic Academic Achievement Award Dawson College 2010


Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)

Associate Value Specialist (AVS)

SAVE International

Open Water Diver

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)