Peter Soetens has a Master in Artificial Intelligence and obtained a PhD in Robotics in 2006 at the KU Leuven. He created open source software for robotics, which got worldwide adoption at NASA, ITER and many universities and companies.
In 2010, along with two fellow researchers, he started the software company Intermodalics, which creates software for robots. In 2016, they created Pick-it as a new product company. The three founders saw the potential to simplify the process automation for a large number of production companies with one single product. During its first year of operation Pick-it gave eyes to more than 100 robots and has since gone on to win a number of prestigious competitions such as the Trends Pitcher’s day and Deloitte Rising Star.
In 2018 Peter Soetens was mentioned by ‘De Tijd’ as one of 50 entrepreneurs of the future in Belgium. Get a glimpse of the exciting future of robotics by listening to Soetens at and&.