Florent Pastorelli is currently completing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Université Laval in Québec City, QC,Canada. Originally from France, where he trained as a mechanical engineer at the Arts & Métiers school, Florent decided to pursue his education in Québec City in the field of robotic engineering. His research project focuses on the automation and optimization of shotcrete placement by the use of a computer controlled robotic arm. This project is part of a larger project developed by Marc Jolin’s Shotcrete Research Team, the SPARO project (Shotcrete Placement Automated by Robot)