Biography

I have been Chargé de Recherche (promoted to first class CR1 since 2015) of CNRS since 2011. I'm currently working at the laboratory I3S (Laboratoire d’Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia Antipolis) UCA-CNRS UMR7271, after a mutation from the laboratory ISIR (Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique) UPMC-CNRS UMR7222, where I have affected at for more than 4 years. I obtained a double engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA ParisTech in 2006 and a PhD degree from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in 2009. Then, I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at I3S UNS-CNRS. During that period, I have been invited to the Australian National University (ANU) by Prof. Robert Mahony in order to develop nonlinear observers on Lie groups. My research interests include nonlinear control of underactuated systems, sensor‐based control, nonlinear observers on Lie groups, and computer vision, with applications to mobile robots such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, marine robotic vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
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Some robotic platforms involved in my past and current research (from left to right and top to bottom): (1) the Girona-500 AUV used by Cybernétix for validating our vision-based controllers, (2) the motorboat DRONIC developed by ACSA (now becoming ALSEAMAR) for the European project DRONIC, (3) the Asarome autonomous sailboat of ISIR, (4) the HoverEye of Bertin Technologies, (5) the hexacopter of I3S, (6) the Flybox hexacopter of Skybotix used in the European project TUAV, (7) the coaxial helicopter of Infotron used in the FUI ADOPIC project, (8) the quadrotor of ISIR.