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Our goal

Create products and services to help young people discover digital technologies and sciences


We want to allow everyone to develop curiosity and a critical mind regarding digital technologies by demystifyinging them and allowing each and every one to master them. By collaborating with the academic world, we propose scientifically validated products developed within an open source ecosystem.



The non-profit association Mobsya was founded in 2010 by Michael Bonani, Mariza Freire, Stéphane Magnenat and Francesco Mondada, all members of the MOBOTS group of the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Its primary goal was to take over the commercial and industrial parts of the Thymio project in order to be able to disseminate this robot around the world.

From the outset, Mobsya has worked in an open source ecosystem composed of universities, high schools, but also individuals willing to contribute to the project. Thymio was then able to become more than a robot and turned into a product based on three pillars: hardware, software and educational activities.

In its early days, Mobsya beneficiated, among other things, of the help of the "Loterie Romande" to produce the first robots. In 2014, the association decided to become more professional and forged its vision. After a few years, Mobsya was able to grow and managed to live through the distribution of Thymio.

Current members and employees

Christophe Barraud

President, member of the Committee

Dr. Michael Bonani

Member of the committee, founding member

Paolo Rossetti

Member of the Committee

Prof. Francesco Mondada

Founding member

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