Scooter Pierre Arnaud  
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Short bio

I was born in 1972 in Locarno (Tessin/Switzerland) and grew up in the Cantons of Tessin, Bern and Vaud. Thanks to that, I speak fluently in Swiss German dialect and understand Italian well enough to get along in a pizzeria. My mother tongue is French, as my name suggests...

I worked at the former LAMI / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne/Switzerland from 1995 to 1998, after gradutating in micro-engineering (Ingénieur diplômé EPFL en microtechnique). I obtained a Ph.D. in computer science in May 1999 - my research topic focused on collective robotics, working with teams of autonomous miniature mobile robots. By the way, I have published a book () on the topic : Des moutons et des robots (click here to order at Amazon France).

I spend most of my time working for EPSITEC SA as a senior software developer (after having designed the last real Smaky computer). I also work as an independent contractor under the OPaC bright ideas label (as a Microsoft Certified Partner, ISV Solutions). I love developing software (drivers, real-time kernels, GUIs and applications to name a few domains I tackle) and digital hardware.

Current software projects

Past  hardware projects

Past  software projects

Other interests, links, friends...

My wife Sylvie is also contributing to the web by putting some of her teaching on-line (french).