Nicolas Mansard (LAAS)

Nicolas Mansard is working on the control of the dynamics of humanoid robots and avatars. His main focus is the numerical formulation and resolution of the problems connected with the movement of these systems. In the project, he is project leader and responsible of WP1 and WP3. More abstractly, he is responsible for conceiving and delivering the software used to manipulate the dynamics of the movement in the rest of the project.

Charles Pontonnier (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Charles Pontonnier is currently associate professor in mechanics at the military school of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan in Guer, France. He is member of the IRISA/INRIA Mimetic research team in Rennes. His research mainly focuses on the definition and the evaluation of motion analysis and synthesis tools and virtual reality tools for ergonomic applications. In the project, he is in charge of the WP2 and mostly focuses on the musculoskeletal simulation and muscle-based motion controller aspects.

Jean-Paul Laumond (LAAS)

Jean-Paul Laumond is Directeur de Recherche at LAAS-CNRS (team Gepetto) in Toulouse, France. He also teaches Robotics at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received the Ph.D. in Robotics and the Habilitation from the University Paul Sabatier at Toulouse in 1984 and 1989 respectively. His main research interests are: motion planning and control for robots, virtual motion planning for digital actors and mannequins and foundations of anthropomorphic action.

Georges Dumont (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Georges Dumont is a Professor in Mechanical Sciences at École Normale Supérieure de Rennes, France. He received his PhD in computer science from Rennes 1 University in 1990 and his habilitation in mechanical science in 2005. He is member of the IRISA/INRIA Mimetic research team in Rennes. His main research interests include physical simulation, mechanics, biomechanics, haptic rendering, interactive collaboration and virtual reality.

Julien Pettré (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Julien Pettré is research scientist at INRIA since 2006. He received M.S. degree in 2000. He prepared his thesis under the supervision of Jean-Paul Laumond and obtained his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Toulouse III in France. He then spent one 18 months post doc at VRlab, EPFL, Switzerland, headed by Daniel Thalmann. At INRIA in Rennes, he joined the Bunraku team headed by G. Dumont. His research interests are : crowd simulation, motion planning, autonomous virtual humans, computer animation and virtual reality.

Bruno Watier (LAAS)

Bruno Watier is graduated from Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France. He is currently an Associate Professor in classical mechanics and biomechanics at Université de Toulouse, southern France and leads his research at LAAS-CNRS. His research is focused on human motion analysis and modelisation of the muskuloskletal system. His projects aim at transferring dynamic invariants to anthropomorphic robots. In return robots control will allow to better understanding the motor control in humans.

Nicolas Bideau (M2S/INRIA MimeTIC)

Nicolas Bideau received his PhD in Mechanics from the University Rennes 1, France, (« Mathematics Research Institute ») in 2009. After a post-doctoral position at the University of Compiègne, France, « Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering laboratory», he is currently an Assistant Professor in the laboratory « Movement, Sport, Health » at the University Rennes 2. His research interests include computational modeling of nonlinear slender structures and tissue biomechanics with a focus on human movement and sport biomechanics. He is involved in WP2, especially on musculoskeletal modeling questions.

Steve Tonneau (LAAS)

Steve Tonneau is a post-doctorate in the Gepetto team. He defended his Phd in 2015 after 3 years in the INRIA/IRISA Mimetic research team. His research focuses on kinematic motion planning based on the biomechanical analysis of motion invariants. Applications include computer graphics animation as well as robotics.

Andrea Del Prete (LAAS)

Andrea Del Prete was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1984. He received his degree in Computer Engineering (with honors) from the 2nd faculty of the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2009. In March 2013 he got his PhD from the Cognitive Humanoids laboratory of the department of "Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences" in IIT, Genoa. He is currently a PostDoc at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, working on inverse-dynamics control.

Coralie Germain (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Coralie Germain is an assistant professor at Ecole Normale Supérieur de Rennes in INRIA/IRISA MimeTic research team since 2014. She defended her Phd in 2013 after 3 years in the IRCCyN Robotic team. Her research focuses on the kinematic and dynamic modelisation of rigid or elastic body incuding closed-loop. Her Phd deal with the optimal design of a industrial parallel robot. Curently, she works on body motion analysis by the way of AnyBody software.

Ana Lucia Cruz Ruiz (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Ana Lucia Cruz Ruiz is a Ph.D candidate in the INRIA/IRISA MimeTic research team since 2013. She received her M.Sc degree in robotics and control from École Centrale de Nantes, France in 2013. Her research focuses on the design of original bio-inspired controllers for virtual character motion synthesis.

Antoine Muller (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Antoine Muller is an assistant professor at Ecole Normale Supérieur de Rennes and a Ph.D student in INRIA/IRISA MimeTic research team since 2014. His research focuses on the development of motion analysis method using an inverse dynamics approach.

Justin Carpentier (LAAS)

Justin Carpentier is a Ph.D candidate in the LAAS-CNRS Gepetto research team since 2014. He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (2014) in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. Before starting his PhD, he did a long research stay at University of Heidelberg with Katja Mombaur, in the Optimization, Robotics and Biomechanics group. His research focuses on the mathematical foundations of anthropomorphic locomotion.

Anthony Sorel (IRISA/INRIA MimeTIC)

Anthony Sorel is a research engineer at INRIA/IRISA Mimetic group. He graduated his M.Sc. degree in Biophysics Engineering from Telecom-Physique School of Strasbourg (France), 2005 and his Ph.D. in Physical Activity and Sport Science from University Rennes 2, 2012. His research interests include biomechanics, analysis and recognition of face and body human motion, virtual reality and quantification of physical activities.

Galo Maldonado (LAAS)

Galo Maldonado is a PhD candidate at LAAS/CNRS in Gepetto research team. He received his M.Sc degree in human robotics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI ), France in 2014. His research focuses on dynamic full body motion generation of anthropomorphic systems based on biomechanics and robotics.

Florian Valenza (LAAS)

Florian Valenza is a research engineer at LAAS/CNRS in the Gepetto research team. He graduated his M.Sc. degree in Automation and electrical Engineering from INP-TOULOUSE ENSEEIHT, France in 2014. He is currently working on the software used to manipulate the dynamics of the movement in the rest of the project.

Mylene Campana (LAAS)

Mylène Campana has begun her Ph.D in 2014 in the LAAS-CNRS Gepetto research team. She graduated her M.S degree in artificial intelligence and robotics from the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France in 2014. Her research focuses on motion planning for digital actors and path-optimization.