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I am a CNRS research scientist in LORIA (Nancy, France) working in the LARSEN team.

My research focuses on experimental and computational human motion analysis in the context of physical human-robot interaction. This research serves to develop human-centered designs and controllers for collaborative robots and exoskeletons, with a focus on ergonomics.

I received my Engineer’s Degree from Ecole Polytechnique and my M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Pierre and Marie Curie in 2011. In 2015, I received my Ph.D in Robotics from University Pierre and Marie Curie under the advisement of Philippe Bidaud and Vincent Padois. From 2015 to 2017, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Biology Department at Northeastern University and a member of the Action Lab under the direction of Dagmar Sternad. From 2017 to 2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher at INRIA Nancy where I worked with Serena Ivaldi.

News

October 20, 2020: ANR JCJC grant accepted
My ANR JCJC proposal on User-Specific Adaptation of Collaborative Robot Motion for Improved Ergonomics was accepted for funding. I will soon be recruiting a PhD and interns on this topic.

October 1, 2020: New PhD student with CEA-LIST
Jacques Zhong started his PhD on accounting for the operators’ diverse morphology in RV simulated assembly tasks. I am co-advising him with Francis Colas from INRIA Nancy, and with Vincent Weisstroffer and Claude Andriot from CEA-LIST.

July 1, 2020: New engineer in the team
Nicolas Valle joined the team to work on sensors integration for human motion analysis. I am co-supervising him with Olivier Rochel and Adrien Guenard.

June 16, 2020: Paper published in Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
“The use of exoskeletons to help with prone positioning in the intensive care unit during COVID-19” by Nicla Settembre, Pauline Maurice, Jean Paysant et al. has been accepted for publication as a Letter to the Editor in the Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine [PDF].

May 31, 2020: Live Workshop at ICRA 2020
I am co-organizing a workshop on Integrating multidisciplinary approaches to advance physical human-robot interaction, with Meghan Huber (MIT), Claudia Latella (IIT), Serena Ivaldi (INRIA) and Arash Ajoudani (IIT) at ICRA 2020 (live event on Zoom). Videos of the talks are available here.

March 1, 2020: New intern in the team
Raphaël Bousigues started his M.S. internship on motor variability in human-robot collaboration. I am co-supervising him with Jonathan Savin from INRS, and Vincent Padois and David Daney from INRIA Bordeaux.

October 30, 2019: Presentation at the Congress of the French Society of Biomechanics
I am presenting our work on the evaluation of Ottobock’s exoskeleton for overhead work (PAEXO) that we conducted within the EU project Andy, in a robotics session at the conference of the Société de Biomécanique in Poitiers, France.

October 15, 2019: Invited talk at OSH InnoTech conference
I am giving a talk on technology acceptance for the deployment of robotics assistive technologies at work at the conference on “Novel technological Innovations for Occupational Safety and Health” organised by the Polish Central Institute for Labour Protection (CIOP-PIB) in Warsaw, Poland.

October 14, 2019: Paper published in IJRR
“Human movement and ergonomics: An industry-oriented dataset for collaborative robotics” by Pauline Maurice, Adrien Malaisé, Clélie Amiot et al. has been accepted for publication as a data paper in the International Journal of Robotics Research [PDF]. The associated dataset is available here.

October 3, 2019: Paper published in Trans. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
“Objective and subjective effects of a passive exoskeleton on overhead work” by Pauline Maurice, Jernej Camernik, Dasa Gorjan, et al. has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering [PDF].

October 1, 2019: Starting my new position!
I am starting my new position as a CNRS research scientist, in LORIA, Nancy, France. I will be part of the Larsen team.

May 23, 2019: Workshop at ICRA 2019
I am co-organizing a workshop on Human Movement Science for Physical Human-Robot Collaboration, with Meghan Huber (MIT), Claudia Latella (IIT), Serena Ivaldi (INIRA) and Neville Hogan (MIT) at ICRA 2019. Videos of the workshop talks are here.

April 9, 2019: Paper published in International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
“Assessing and improving human movements using sensitivity analysis and digital human simulation” by Pauline Maurice, Vincent Padois, Yvan Measson and Philippe Bidaud has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing [PDF].

January 21, 2019: Paper published in Robotics and Automation Letters
“Activity Recognition for Ergonomics Assessment of Industrial Tasks with Automatic Feature Selection” by Adrien Malaisé, Pauline Maurice, Francis Colas and Serena Ivaldi has been accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters [PDF].

December 6, 2018: Invited talk at University Paris-Sud
I am giving a talk on human movement modeling and analysis for physical human-robot interaction in CIAMS laboratory.

October 10, 2018: Presentation at SIAS 2018
I am presenting our team work on “Learning and control for human-robot collaboration” and on “Evaluation of a novel exoskeleton for overhead work” at the International Conference on Safety of Industrial Automated Systems in Nancy.

September 17, 2018: Invited talk at INRIA Bordeaux
I am giving a talk on ergonomics tools for collaborative robotics during a seminar on “New applications in robotics” organized by Vincent Padois.

August 26, 2018: Workshop on Collaborative Robotics and Ergonomics at IEA 2018
I am organizing a workshop at the congress of the International Ergonomics Association in Florence, Italy. More information available on the workshop website.

July 9, 2018: Presentation at World Congress of Biomechanics
I am presenting my work on “Assessing and improving human movements using sensitivity analysis and digital human simulation” at the WCB in Dublin, Ireland (joint work with Vincent Padois, Yvan Measson and Philippe Bidaud).

June 15, 2018: Presentation at French Humanoid Robotics Days
I am presenting work on assessment of an industrial upper-limb exoskeleton at JNRH 2018 (joint work within the AnDy project).

June 11, 2018: Paper accepted at ARSO 2018
“Ethical and Social Considerations for the introduction of Human-Centered Technologies at Work” by Pauline Maurice, Ludivine Allienne, Adrien Malaisé and Serena Ivaldi has been accepted for presentation at ARSO 2018 [PDF].

April 18, 2018: Paper published in Journal of Neurophysiology
“Predictability, Force and (Anti-)Resonance in Complex Object Control” by Pauline Maurice, Neville Hogan and Dagmar Sternad has been published in Journal of Neurophysiology [PDF].