I am a senior CNRS researcher at LAAS, Toulouse in the Gepetto group. My main research is motion generation for humanoid robots.
- (01/2021-) Head of the Gepetto group
- In charge of the humanoid robots in the Gepetto Team at LAAS-CNRS, I managed the specifications and the contracting of the new humanoid robot Pyrène to PAL-Robotics. It is the first robot from the TALOS serie.
- I am co-directing the ROB4FAM joint lab with Airbus.
- Associate editor at the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
- Former Associate editor of the IEEE-Robotics Automation Letter.
- Involved in the Memmo, Terrinet European projects.
- The scientific project R-Blink I coordinated was nominated for the 2013 Digital Technlogical ANR Awards.
- I was nominated as an exceptional reviewer in 2012 for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics journal in 2012.
- Together with Bjorn Verrelst we won the best paper Award at ICMA 2006 for stepping over large obstacle with the humanoid robot HRP-2.
- Along with Francois Saidi I was finalist for best paper award ICAR 2007 for visual search with HRP-2.
- Together with Andrew Davison, Nicolas Mansard and other colleagues I was finalist for best video award ICRA 2007.
In 2000, I 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, I was assistant professor at the Univ. of Paris XIII. From 2003 to 2011, I 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. In 2011 I joined the Gepetto team at LAAS, Toulouse.
Tel: +33 (0)5 61 33 79 82