Samuel Bouchard is the co-founder and CEO of Robotiq, a fast growing robotics company based out of Quebec City, Canada. Founded in 2008, Robotiq helps manufacturers overcome their workforce challenges by enabling them to install robots on their own, using their robotic plug + play tools and the support of DoF, their automation experts community. Mr. Bouchard holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor in Engineering Physics from Laval University, in Canada. He is a regular speaker at international events on robotics technology and business. He also is a writer, advisor and organiser in various industrial technical forums. You can read his thoughts about emerging applications in industrial and service robotics on twitter @SamBouchard and on the blog.