A French Roboticist working in academia in Tokyo. Her research aims at translating human body dynamics into robot behavior design to achieve personalized human robot interaction.
Her work is highly interdisciplinary and she collaborates with psychologists, physiologists, neuro-scientists, designers…
> May 2016 - now
Scientific advisor for the company "solution", Tokyo, Japan.
> October 2013 - now
Research collaborator with the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with disabilities (Tokorozawa - Japan)
> October 2012 - now
Visiting Researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Humanoid group (Tsukuba - Japan).
> July 2016 - now
Distinguished Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Tokyo - Japan).
> March 2009 - June 2016
Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Tokyo - Japan).
> November 2006 - March 2009
Project Assistant Professor in Nakamura & Yamane Lab. (YNL), The University of Tokyo (Tokyo - Japan), on the IRT project to support Man and Aging Society.
> December 2004 - October 2006
Researcher in the Nakamura & Yamane Lab., The University of Tokyo (Tokyo - Japan), supported by the JSPS: Dynamic modelling and control of a musculo-skeletal animal-like (or human) robot.
> January 2004 - December 2004
Researcher at the French Nuclear Agency CEA (Paris - France), department of Robotics and Intelligent Systems: Force feed-back teleoperation of the micromanipulator robot Mu-mad. Work in collaboration with the laboratoire de robotique de Paris.
> November 2000 - November 2003
PhD fellow with the car manufacturer PSA-Peugeot Citroen: Identification of the dynamic parameters of a car using robotics formalism.
★ Visiting Researcher
Visiting professor Adaptative systems laboratory, Waterloo University, Canada.
Visiting researcher Laboratoire de Physiologie et Perception de l'action, College de France, France.
PhD degree in robotics from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Robotics lab of the IRCCyN (France)
+ French DEA (M.Sc.), graduate degree in applied robotics (with honours): Movement generation for a non-holonomic car like robot. Robotics lab of the IRCCyN (France)
+ Engineer diploma from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France): general higher education in engineering. Special skills in Automation and Robotics.
Bachelor degree in mathematics (with honours)
> Curator for the exhibition "Human and robot: shaping the future", Nature & Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan. 5-27-2017~9-9-2017
★ GV in the press & Consulting for media
+ "Les nouvelles frontières de la robotique japonaise" in "Swissquote", Jonas Pulver, pp. 58, No. 4, September 2015.
+ The Daily Beast, Japan's Robots Are Reading Your Emotion, Angela Kubo & Jake Adelstein, August 6th, 2014.
+ 産経ニユース, 2014.7.20
+ 日刊工業新聞, July 2014
+ My Navy news
+ Yahoo news Japan
+ Interview for Les dossiers de La Recherche, Humanoïde je t’aime, moi non plus, Rafaele Brillaud, pp. 59-65, No 8, février 2014. Download the pdf
+ Interview for France Culture, Le magazine de la redaction: Robot ergo sum: vivre avec les robots , Septembre 6th 2013. (in French)
+ Interview for a special issue on Robotics in Japan "Les Cahiers Science & Vie", Rafaele Brillaud, No135, p98-103, Feb. 2013. Download the pdf (in French).
+ Interview for the「日経産業新聞」2011年10月6日, on our research on "biometrics from gait", Download the pdf (in Japanse).
+ Mix et Remix the famous cartoonist for the Swiss journal L'Hebdo visited us in August 2011. He made a cartoon of his visit published in "L'Hebdo: Numero special anniversaire" No 39, September 2011. Read the cartoon in pdf here (in French).
+ Interview for the journal 「向学新聞」of the International Foreign Students Association publication. Download the pdf (bad scan - in Japanese)
+ Interview for the French business magazine "Les Echos" here (in French)
+ Consulting for Paris Science Museum (Cite des Sciences La Villette) journalist, February 2010.
+ Interview for the "Radio Suisse Romande", for the program "Urbanites": the role of robotics nowadays and in the future, Octobre 30th 2009. listen to it now
+ Interview for TSR (Swiss TV), February 2009. see it now
+ Advisor for French journalists in the making of an article about Robotics in Japan (Sciences et Vie, special issue on Robotics) Outline here (select No.247)
+ Advisor for French journalists in the making of a reportage for the TV show "Science on tourne" about commercial robotics in Japan, August 2007.
+ Advisor for French journalists in the making of a reportage for the TV show "Un oeil sur la planete" about Robotics in Japan, March 2008.
+ Interview for Radio-France International and France Inter "Et pourtant elle tourne" broadcast, January 2008.
+ Interview for France Inter "Interception" broadcast, June 2008.