In charge of the humanoid robots in the Gepetto Team at LAAS-CNRS, he managed the specifications and the contracting of the new humanoid robot Pyrène to PAL-Robotics.
Associate editor of the IEEE-Robotics Automation Letters
The scientific project R-Blink that he coordinated was nominated for the 2013 Digital Technlogical ANR Awards. He was nominated as an exceptional reviewer in 2012 for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics journal in 2012. Together with Bjorn Verrelst he won the best paper Award at ICMA 2006 for stepping over large obstacle with the humanoid robot HRP-2. Along with Francois Saidi he was finalist for best paper award ICAR 2007 for visual search with HRP-2. Together with Andrew Davison, Nicolas Mansard and other colleagues he was finalist for best video award ICRA 2007.
In 2000, he received a Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems from the University of Paris 6 under the supervision of P. Coiffet, and the French Habilitation to Supervise Research (HDR) in Robotics (2013) from the University of Toulouse III. From 2000 to 2003, he was assistant professor at the Univ. of Paris XIII. From 2003 to 2011, he was one of the funding members of the Joint French-Japanese Robotics Laboratory (JRL) between the CNRS and the AIST in Tsukuba, Japan and created by P. Coiffet and K.Tanie.
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