MACCS Manipulation team

Organisation: IFMA (Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée)

Website: http://maccs.univ-bpclermont.fr

Address: Campus de Clermont-Ferrand les Cézeaux CS 20265, 63175 Aubiere, France

Contact: Prof. Youcef Mezouar (Tel: +33 4 73 40 75 89, Youcef.mezouar(at)ifma.fr)

 

Other Staff:

  • Sébastien Lengagne (Université Blaise Pascal)
  • Juan Antonio Corrales Ramon (Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée)
  • Jean-Charles Quinton (Université Blaise Pascal)
  • Bastien Laurent (Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée)

 

Team Profile:

The MACCS Manipulation team is composed of four people (1 Full professor, 3 associate professors and 1 engineer) :

Youcef Mezouar received the Ph.D. degrees in automation and computer science from the University of Rennes 1, France in 2001. He obtained the Habilitation Degree (HDR - Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, in November 2009. He spent one year as Postdoctoral Associate in the Robotic Lab of the Computer Science Department of Columbia University, New York. He was assistant professor from 2002 to 2011 in the Physics Department of Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. He holds a tenured position as Full Professor at The French Institute of Advanced Mechanics since 2012. He is performing research at the MACCS (Modeling, Autonomy and Control of ComplEx System) team of the Image, Perception System and Robotics (IPSR) Group. He currently co-leads the IPSR reseach group (over 80 persons) and the MACCS team (around 20 persons). His research interests include computer vision, omnidirectional vision, active perception, visual servoing, multi-sensor based control, force-vision coupling, visual navigation of wheeled and aerial vehicules. He co-authored more than 120 papers on the topics of robotics and computer vision. 

Jean-Charles Quinton received the Ph.D. degree from Université de Toulouse in artificial intelligence. He is currently an Associate Professor with Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. He collaborates as much as possible with other disciplines from cognitive science, especially philosophy, experimental psychology, and neuro- science. His research deals with distributed models of living and cognitive systems, with a focus on active and predictive capabilities. The computational models that he has developed are generally neuro-inspired, with applications to robotics.

Sébastien Lengagne received the Ph.D. degree from Université de Montpellier in 2009. He spent two years (2009-2011) as Postdoctoral Associate in the Joint Robotics Laboratory (Tsukuba Japan) and one year as Postdoctoral Associate in the Institute for Anthropmatics (Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)). He is currently an Associate Professor with Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. His researches focus on the generation of generic and safe motions for complex systems such as humanoid robots, human avatars, hexapod robots, robotics hand. 

Juan Antonio Corrales Ramón received the Ph.D. degree from University of Alicante (Spain) in 2011. He spent three years as Postdoctoral Associate in the “Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics” of the University Pierre Marie Curie (Paris, France), participating in the European project FP7 HANDLE. He is now an Associate Professor in the French Institute of Advanced Mechanics and makes his research in the MACCS (Modeling, Autonomy and Control of Complex Systems) team of the Pascal Institute in Clermont-Ferrand, France. His research is focused on human-robot interaction, dexterous FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FoF Call for Challengers CP-IP 608849 Stage I - Application Form Page 6 of 7 manipulation and sensor fusion. 

Bastien Laurent received the Master degree in mechatronics from Université Blaise Pascal in 2012. He is now a mechatronic engineer at the French Institute of Advanced Mechanics. He is working on hardware and software developments in multi-arms systems for complex manipulation tasks.

 

We have composed a multidisciplinary team with strong experiences in the fields related to Challenge 2 : 

  • Youcef Mezouar has a strong background in vision-based control. He applied his researches to the control of robotic arms and to mobile platforms. He will play the role of expert in vision and vision-based control in the MACCS manipulation team.

  • Sébastien Lengagne has a strong background in motion planning. He applied his research to a variety of complex systems (including humanoid robots). He will play the role of experts in geometric, kinematic and dynamic path planning and control in the MACCS manipulation team. 

  • Jean-Charles Quinton has a strong background in learning strategies with applications to robotics. He will be our expert in active / predictive strategies.

  • Juan Antonio Corrales Ramón has a strong background in planning for dexterous manipulation. He applied his research to the control of robotic arms and multi-fingered robotic hands. He will play the role of expert in planning and control of robotic hands for grasping and dexterous manipulation in the MACCS manipulation team.

  • Bastien Laurent has an important experience in mechatronics and software integrations in robotics platforms. He is currently working on the integration of visual servoing strategies in a bi-arm robotic platform (2 KUKA LWR4+ combined with a shadow hand, a Barett hand and a stereo pan tilt zoom camera systems) for manipulation tasks. It will be our expert in hardware/software integration.



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