My research work specializes in bio-inspired robotics, bio-inspired sensory-motor control, understanding of visual guidance mechanisms in different animals (insects, birds) and humans through a global and transdisciplinary approach. Nothing can be more efficient than Nature, my scientific approach aims to better understand the perceptive and navigation systems of animals in order to reconstruct them. This biomimetic approach is undoubtedly a vector of innovation! My current scientific interests are: the use of sky polarimetry for navigation purposes, hexapod robotics, unconventional visual navigation algorithms, and in general all forms of bio-inspired navigation.
Current research projects
Completed research projects
My main scientific collaborators at the national level are:
Computational modeling: simulation under Matlab/Simulink of visuomotor loops mimicking animal behavior.
Sensors: Development and design of insect-inspired bio-inspired sensors, including polarized light compasses, optical flow sensors or bio-inspired artificial retinas with Franck Ruffier and Stephane Viollet.
Robots: embodiment of our computer models on board various small robots mimicking animal behavior, including micro flying robots, micro air vehicles (MAV), hexapod robots, mobile robots, or unmanned guided vehicles (UGV) with Franck Ruffier and Stéphane Viollet.