Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (UMR 5217)
Université Grenoble Alpes
Bâtiment IMAG – 700 avenue Centrale
Domaine Universitaire – 38401 St Martin d'Hères
Phone: (+33) 4 57 42 14 95
I received my Ph.D. degree from SUPAERO (Ecole nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace) and the ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales). I visited the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence group at the LAAS (Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes) as postdoctoral fellow. This research work was supported by the DGA (Délégation Générale à l'Armement) and focused on AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) cooperation. Currently, I am Associate Professor in computer science at Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and permanent researcher at Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG).
I am interested in devising autonomous agents (softbots, physical robots etc.) Agent technologies envision artificial systems with a high degree of autonomy requiring only high-level supervision of human users. This autonomy simplifies human control and drastically improves the scope of agent achievable tasks. Fully autonomous agents are still out of reach: currently their performances under human remote control are very limited. However, in the near future, autonomous agents will become believable companions in our everyday lives and useful surrogates in dangerous or troublesome situations. The concepts and the algorithms that I investigate in my research works aim at contributing to the development of “autonomy technologies”. This research effort is important to support the incipient industry of autonomous systems.
Keywords: automated planning, machine learning, distributed planning, multiagent system, autonomous systems, cobotics, social robotics, Artificial Intelligence.