About Me


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  • Since September 2021, I am Senior Scientist in Social AI at PAL Robotics. With my team, we design and program the social intelligence of PAL's robots, like ARI.
  • From April 2018 until July 2021, I was Associate Professor (until Dec 2019, Senior Research Fellow) at the Bristol Robotics Lab, University of the West of England, United Kingdom. I worked there on social robotics and human-robot interaction. I was also co-supervising the autonoumous vehicles team.
  • From September 2017 until March 2018, I was lecturer in robotics at the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. My research focused on social robotics, with a particular focus on child-robot interaction and robotics for education.
  • From September 2015 to September 2017, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellow at the University of Plymouth as well, in the robotic group headed by Tony Belpaeme. I worked on the cognitive concept of Theory of Mind applied to robots, and how this may improve and enrich human-robot interaction.
  • From March 2013 to July 2015, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in the Computer-Human Interaction for Laerning and Instruction (CHILI lab). I was in charge of coordinating the robotic group and developing research in robotic-based learning technologies.
  • I was previously post-doctoral fellow at the LAAS-CNRS research institute, in the Robotics and Interactions group, working on higher cognition for robots (knowledge management, dialogue, theory of mind).
  • I've defended my PhD thesis in July 2012. I prepared it at LAAS-CNRS, in joint supervision with the TU Muenchen. I've been awarded the Best PhD in Robotics 2012 prize by the French CNRS for this work.
  • Before, I've been working for a year as engineer in mobile robotics at the INRIA national institute for computing sciences.
  • I hold a joint MSc in mechanical engineering from France (Diplôme d'ingénieur Arts et Métiers ParisTech) and Germany (Dipl. Ing. in Maschinenbau, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
  • I hold as well a MSc in Computer Sciences applied to Education from Université Paris 5.
My detailed CV can be downloaded here.