Patrick Hénaff

Current Position :

Patrick Hénaff is full Professor at  Université de Lorraine: 


Short Bio :

Teaching positions:

  • 2013-present: full Professor at Ecole des Mines de Nancy
  • 1997-2013: Maître de Conferences (assistant professor) at University of Cergy Pontoise, Institute of Technology.

Research positions:

  • 2013-present: Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications (LORIA), University of Lorraine-INRIA-CNRS
  • 2008-2013: Information Processing and System Research Lab (ETIS), University of Cergy-Pontoise-ENSEA-CNRS
  • 2002-2008: Laboratoire d’ingénierie des systèmes de Versailles (LISV), University of Versailles St Quentin.
  • 1990-2002: Paris Robotic Laboratory (L.R.P), University Pierre et Marie Curie – University of Versailles, CNRS

Diploma:

  • 2013: Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, ETIS lab, University of Cergy Pontoise. «Commande bio-inspirée et genèse de mouvements rythmiques en robotique »
  • 1994: PhD degree Robotic, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Robotic Laboratory. «Mises en Œuvre de Commandes Neuronales Par Rétro-Propagation Indirecte : Applications à la Robotique Mobile »
  • 1989: M.S in Robotics (DEA), University Pierre et Marie Curie
  • 1988: Master 1 in electronics (Maîtrise),  control and signal processing, University of Rennes I
  • 1986: Licence (Bachelor) in electronics, control and signal processing, University of Rennes I
  • 1985 : D.U.T  in electronics and informatics, Lannion, University of Rennes I

Research :

Biological inspired control in robotics

My research concerns the biological inspired control of humanoids robots. I particularly focus on the neural network biological models dedicated to control the dynamical behaviors of humanoids robots like rhythmic movements of upper limbs when robot is interacting to human, and walking  like normal or abnormal gaits aiming to compensate certain mechanical  deficiencies.