I am currently in the LARSEN team in Inria Nancy / Loria.
Below the list of people that have been working with me.


  • Postdocs
  • PhD students
    • Nima Mehdi (ANR Flying Coworker, with Francis Colas and Vincent Thomas), 06/2020-05/2023
      Topic: prediction of human activity and gestures for interaction between a human and a flying robot collaborator
    • Alexandre Oliveira Souza (CIFRE grant by Safran, with Pauline Maurice, Francois Charpillet, Jordane Grenier, Christophe Guettier), 09/2022-08/2024
      Topic: anticipatory learning for active exoskeletons
    • Dionis Totsila (EUROBIN, with Jean-Baptiste Mouret), 11/2023-10/2026
      Topic: LLMs for advancing robot control and teleoperation
  • Visiting students
    • Anna Bucchieri (IIT & Politecnico di Milano, with Pauline Maurice), 04-06/2024
  • Engineers
  • Master / Internships
    • Andrea Ferrari (euROBIN, M2 University of Roma La Sapienza, with Quentin Rouxel), 04-09/2024
      Topic: diffusion models for robotics
    • Manon Cordone (L3 in Linguistic, University of Lorraine), 03-05/2024
      Topic: communication for Humanoids 2024

Past (since 11.2014)

  • Postdocs
    • Jonathan Spitz (Lorraine project “LocoLearn”, with Jean-Baptiste Mouret), 1/2017-06/2018
      Topic: learning whole-body behaviors for iCub
      Went to Bosch AI research as engineer then founded a startup Gauss Machine Learning GmbH
    • Pauline Maurice (H2020 ANDY), 06/2017-05/2019
      Topic: ergonomy in human-robot collaboration
      Stayed in our team, now CNRS researcher
    • Mihai Andries (CHIST-ERA HEAP), 05/2019-04/2020
      Topic: generating 3D printable adversarial objects
      Now Associate Professor (MCF) at IMT Atlantique
  • PhD students
  • Visiting students
    • Angela Mazzeo (PhD student in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa), 09/2022-12/2022
      Topic: learning to scoop with a teleoperated robotic arm
    • Anji Ma (PhD student in Univ. Bejing), 09/2019-08/2021
      Topic: visual prediction of robot’s actions
    • Augusto Francisco (PhD student in Dresden University of Technology, with Jost Halfmann), 06/2018-12/2018
      Topic: ethnography and sociology study around iCub
    • Marie Charbonneau (PhD student in Italian Institute of Technology, with Daniele Pucci), 05/2018-12/2018
      Topic: learning to walk for iCub
    • Ludivine Alliene (PhD student in Université de Picardie Jules Vernes, with Estelle Ferrarese), 03/2017-03/2018
      Topic: social impact of human-robot interaction
    • Jamie Waugh (MITACS-Inria grant, University of Waterloo, Canada, with Dana Kulic), 09/2016-12/2016
      Topic: Online Learning of Gait Models for Fall Prediction
  • Engineers
    • Edoardo Ghini (TELEMOVTOP), 10/2020-03/2022
      Topic: HMI and software for tele-operating a construction robot for manipulation on roofs
      Went to KUDAN (UK) as robotics engineer
    • Raphael Lartot (ASMOA, with Pauline Maurice and Francois Charpillet), 12/2020-07/2022
      Topic: predictive models for control of active exoskeletons
    • Jean Michenaud (ASMOA, with Pauline Maurice and Francois Charpillet), 03/2021-07/2022
      Topic: analysis of human motion with an active exoskeleton
  • Master / Internships
    • Hortencia Alejandra Ramírez Vázque (euROBIN, L3 Instituto Technologico Monterrey, Mexico), 09-12/2023
      Topic: using tags to identify and open a door with Tiago
    • Thais Bernardi (HEAP, M1 Telecom Nancy), 06/2022-08/2022
      Topic: characterization of GelSight sensor and use to minimize slip during grasp of unknown objects
    • Evelyn D’Elia (H2020 ANDY, TU Delft, with Jens Kober and Jean-Baptiste Mouret), 01-07/2021
      Topic: learning controllers for humanoid robots
      Went to IIT as robotics engineer
    • Felix Cuny-Enault (EXOTURN, Univ. Paris Saclay, with Pauline Maurice), 02-08/2021
      Topic: exoskeletons to assist medical staff in hospital
    • Leonie Planculaine (CHIST-ERA HEAP, INSA Rennes), 06-08/2021
      Topic: grasping objects according to human preferences
    • Andrea Macrí (H2020 ANDY, Univ. La Sapienza Univ. Rome), 09-12/2019
      Topic: learning robust whole-body controllers for walking
    • Clelie Amiot (H2020 ANDY, Master MSCA Univ. Lorraine), 03-08/2019
      Topic: wearable devices for feedback about ergonomics postures
      Went to LORIA as a PhD student
    • Lorenzo Vianello (CHIST-ERA HEAP, Univ. La Sapienza Univ. Rome), 03-09/2019
      Topic: learning human preferences over Dexnet for grasping
      Stayed in the team as PhD student in C-SHIFT
    • Niyati Rawal (ANR Flying-CoWorker, with F. Colas, F. Charpillet, V. Thomas), 05-09/2019
      Topic: activity recognition and duration prediction during HRI
      Went to TU Darmstadt as a PhD student
    • Guillaume Courrier (ANR Flying-CoWorker, with A. Guenard), 07-08/2019
      Topic: acceptable approaching trajectories of a drone towards a worker
    • Vishnu Radhakrishnan (H2020 ANDY, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA), 09/2018-12/2018
      Topic: learning for ergonomic human-robot collaboration
      Went to Dorabot as Engineer
    • Luigi Penco (H2020 ANDY, La Sapienza University of Rome), 10/2017-03/2018
      Topic: human-humanoid imitation with whole-body controllers
      Stayed in our team as Engineer in ANDY
    • Kazu Otani (H2020 ANDY, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, with Karim Bouyarmane), 05/2017-11/2017
      Topic: human-humanoid imitation with whole-body controllers
      Went to Shield AI as autonomy engineer
    • Waldez Azevedo Gomes Jr (H2020 ANDY, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 05/2017-11/2017
      Topic: adaptive role allocation in human-humanoid collaboration
      Stayed in our team as PhD student in ANDY
    • Maxime Chaveroche (H2020 ANDY, Master IPAC & Telecom Nancy, France, with Francis Colas), 03/2017-09/2017
      Topic: classification of human activity from wearable sensing
      Went to UTC for a PhD thesis
    • Ugo Chervet (FP7 CODYCO, IFMA Clermont-Ferrand, France), 03/2016-09/2016
      Topic: learning multi-task priorities for iCub
      Went to ALTEN as Engineer
    • Anthony Voilqué (FP7 CODYCO, IFMA Clermont-Ferrand, France), 03/2016-09/2016
      Topic: physical human-robot interaction for cooperative assembly with iCub
      Went to PSA for an industrial PhD (CIFRE)
    • Adrien Malaisé (Inria grant, Master MSCA Université de Lorraine & UPMC, France), 02/2016-08/2016
      Topic: acceptance and user study of a robotic arm programmed by non-experts
      Stayed in our team as PhD student in ANDY
    • Sebastian Marichal (Inria international grant, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain), 09/2015-02/2016
      Topic: intuitive interfaces for programming robotic arms by non-experts
      Went to University Pompeu Fabra for a PhD thesis