Le comité RoboCup France


Les membres du comité sont les principaux contributeurs à l'organisation de la RoboCup en France.

La RoboCup est certes une compétition, mais c'est avant tout une communauté, nationale et internationale. Une communauté faite d'échanges d'idées, de technologies et de personnes. 

Tout au long de l'année, divers événements RoboCup ont lieu au plan régional, national, continental et international.

Membres du Comité
Olivier Ly - Chair

Professor at Bordeaux University - LaBRI, IUT. After the Agrégation of Mathematics, Olivier Ly got its PhD from University of Bordeaux in Computer Science. Then he worked in the Schlumberger compagny for 3 years as a researcher. At this time, his research was focused on topology, language theory and security. Then he moved to Bordeaux University where he founded the Rhoban team, focused on embedded systems and robotics. He has been involved into several projects (national and european), he supervised 7 PhD thesis. 
He participates to RoboCup since 2011. His team Rhoban has won the kid-size league two times (2016 and 2017), and got the Best humanoid price (2017). 
Let us mention that members of Rhoban are involved in the organisation of humanoid league: Agnès Passault in the organisation committee 2016, and Ludovic Hofer in the technical committee since 2017. Grégoire Passault and he organised the 5th International School for Humanoid Soccer Robots in Bordeaux in december 2017. He is one of the founding members of the FFROB.
Olivier is the co-chair of RoboCup Bordeaux 2020 organisation committee.

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Elias Bazah

Responsable recherche et développement au sein de la Délégation Académique à la Formation Professionnelle Initiale et Continue du rectorat de Bordeaux. Accompagnateur  et acteur des projets robotiques dans le cadre des missions à l'inspection pédagogique régionale de siences industrielles de l’ingénieur.

Spécialisé dans la gestion pédagogique du numérique au service des apprentissages, il accompagne depuis plus de 15 ans la mise en ouvre de la stratégie académique du numérique éducatif avec une participation active dans la constitution de volet "junior" de la RoboCup France.

Cédric Buche

Cédric BUCHE is Associate Professor (HDR) at the National Engineering School of Brest, member of the IHSEV team of the LAB-STICC Labs UMR 6285 - CNRS. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Virtual Reality (IJVR). He works on adaptable behaviours for virtual entities. He is involved in the RoboCaneteam for several years.

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Sébastien Gouleau

DANE Rectorat de Bordeaux. Normalien, agrégé de sciences industrielles de l’ingénieur, Sébastien GOULEAU a enseigné pendant 14 ans à l’université de Nantes. Inspecteur d’académie, inspecteur pédagogique régional, il est depuis 2017 conseiller du Recteur de l’académie de Bordeaux délégué académique au numérique. Il a pour mission de définir la stratégie académique du numérique éducatif et d’en effectuer son suivi en lien avec le ministère de l’éducation nationale et les collectivités territoriales.

Ludovic Hofer

Ludovic Hofer has been involved in the RoboCup competition and humanoid robots since his second year of bachelor in 2011. He defended his PhD thesis on decision-making for autonomous robots in 2017. He is associate professor at University of  Bordeaux since 2018. He is part of the technical committee of the humanoid league since 2017 and has been chair of a workshop at IROS focusing on the future of the RoboCup humanoid league.

Fabrice Jumel
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Associate professor in computer science and robotic of service at the CPE Lyon Engineering School. He is at the head of the robotic of service specialty . He is member of the CHROMA Inria team of the CITI Lab (Cooperative and Human-aware Robot Navigation in Dynamic Environments). He received its Ph.D. degree from "Mines de Nancy" Engineering School and the INRIA (TRIO team) in 2003. His dissertation was about "Quality of Service of control systems". His researches focus on robotics and more precisely on social navigation and fleet of robots. He is involved in Robocup since 2013. He is member of the Organisation Committee and the Technical Commitee of the Robocup@home league.

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Jean-François Laplume

After 5 years spent in various audit firms, Jean-François LAPLUME joined in 1983 Techexport, a multinational group specialised in worldwide distribution of IT and Image Processing sectors, as European Controller, successively based in Paris, Boston and London, while co-managing the French subsidiary.

Recruited in 1996 as Deputy Managing Director by Aquitaine Europe Communication (AEC), the  Aquitaine IT development agency, he became General Manager in 2009 and founded an  incubator dedicated to digital innovative projects, Auberge Numérique.

He developed the agency up to its fusion, in January 2018, with Unitec in order to form the main regional start-up developer and accelerator, specialized in IT, health & life sciences, and engineering sciences (photonics, chemistry, robotics,…) where he serves as General Secretary, in charge of administrative, legal, social and financial matters.

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Grégoire Passault

Grégoire Passault is Associate Professor at Bordeaux University, LaBRI, IUT. Graduated top of his year by the computer science engineering school of Bordeaux (ENSEIRB-MATMECA), he defended his PHD thesis on legged robots locomotion and is now associate professor at LaBRI (Bordeaux computer science laboratory). One of the main architects of the Sigmaban humanoid robots, he participated five times to the RoboCup in the kid-size league with the Rhoban team. He also designed low-cost robots for education, including holonomous and quadruped platform known as the Metabot project.

Olivier Simonin

Olivier Simonin is full Professor at INSA de Lyon, University of Lyon, France, since 2013. He is a member of the CITI-Inria Lab and the head of the INRIA Chroma team (Cooperative and Human-aware Robot Navigation in Dynamic Environments). He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD in Computer Science in 1995, 1997 and 2001 respectively, from Université Montpellier II (LIRMM Laboratory), France. From 2002 to 2006 he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UTBM "Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard" (France). In 2006, he joined the LORIA Laboratory in Nancy as a member of the INRIA team MAIA (Autonomous and Intelligent Machines) and, in 2007, became Associate Professor at Université Nancy 1. In 2010, he completed his habilitation (HDR), and in 2013 moved to Lyon as Professor. His main research topics are autonomous decision making, robotics navigation and cooperation, multi-agent systems and self-organized systems. His main application domains are service robotics, autonomous cars and intelligent transports. Since 2002, he has published 12 articles in international journals and books and about 35 international conference long papers (ICRA, IROS, AAMAS, IJCAI, ECAI, etc.). He has co-supervized 10 PhD students and he was the initiator of three european PHC project with Czech Rep., Slovenia and Romania. In 2012 he has won the French ANR Robotics challenge "Carotte" as a member of the "Cartomatic" team and coordinator of the Maia partner.

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Pierre Blazevic

Pierre BLAZEVIC entered the Ecole Normale Paris-Saclay (ENSET) in 1982 and passed the agrégation of applied physics in 1985. He received his master degree in robotics (DEA) from University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC) with « automatisation of a MIKE spectrometer ». In 1991 is received his PhD in Robotics from University Paris Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC) with «Design of an integrated actuator » in the LRP, laboratoire de Robotique de Paris. In 2000 he passed the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in University of Versailles. He is professor in University of Versailles since 2000 where he is the dean of the school of engineering since 2009. He participated in the RoboCup competition for more than 10 years with AIBO Robots from Sony and Nao Robots from Aldebaran. His team « les 3 mousquetaires » won the Standard league competition in Stockholm in 1999 with AIBO robots. His reseach is mainly related to locomotion and control of mobile robots. He supervised several PhD thesis covering 6 legged, 4 legged, humanoïd and snakes robots. He is now part of the INSERM-UVSQ Endicap laboratory where his current work are related to gait analysis and assistive device design located in Garches Hospital. He is the president of the FFROB.

Stéphane Brunel

Stéphane Brunel PhD is associate professor at Bordeaux University. Specialized in knowledge management and digital using in learning. Primodial interest in pedagogical and didactical robotic system. President of Unformal Education League (30 000 members) in Gironde Dept of France. He has founded and managed the high school RoboTek competition from 2000 to 2010. He is in charge of developing the RoboCupJunior in the FFROB.

Vincent Coelen
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Dominique duhaut

Dominique Duhaut received his PhD degree in computer science from the University Paris 6 in 1982 on « The study of complexity of recursive function under the definition of Trahtenbrot».In 1996, he was participating to the definition of the RoboCup movement that he organised in Paris in 1998. He has been trustee from 1997 to 2002. At that time his research was focused on multi-agents programming in robotics. He moved in university of Bretagne Sud in 2000 where he became professor. His research interests are actually on self reconfigurable systems, teams of robot programming and social aspect of robots. He is also interested in science promotion for young people. He his organising competitions for schools since several years and is participating in the RoboFesta movement.
Dominique is the chair of RoboCup Bordeaux 2020 organisation committee.

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Vincent Hugel

Vincent Hugel received the Engineering degree in computer science from the École des Mines de Nancy (1994), the degree in robotics engineering from the French Nuclear Institute of Sciences and Technologies, CEA, Saclay (1995), the Ph.D. degree in robotics from the University of Paris VI (1999), and the Robotics Research degree from the University of Versailles, Versailles (2007). Since 2014, he is Full Professor at the University of Toulon and leads the Cosmer Lab (Design of robotic systems) where he is conducting research on autonomous robots and underwater vehicles. 
From 1998 to 2005, he was involved in RoboCup in the AIBO Four-Legged League, and he was the Chairman of the league in 2005. From 2009 to 2012, he was leading the French team "Les Trois Mousquetaires" that participated in the RoboCup Standard Platform league. He also participated in the 3D Simulation league from 2013 to 2014.

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Jérôme Laplace

Jérôme Laplace founded Génération Robots in 2008. The European leader in the distribution of service robots for education, research and individuals, Génération Robots is also an integrator in professional service robotics, producing innovative robotic solutions in the fields of like nuclear, transportation or aeronautics. Jérôme Laplace also founded Humarobotics in 2016, a distributor of agile industrial robotics solutions including collaborative robots. Finally, Jérôme Laplace is since 2018, president of Cluster Aquitaine Robotics, an association bringing together all the private and public actors involved in robotics in Nouvelle Aquitaine.

Rochdi Merzouki

Rochdi Merzouki is a Professor in Robotics and Mechatronics, at CRIStAL UMR-CNRS 9189 from University of Lille1. He received the Ph.D. degree in Autonomous Robotics from the University of Versailles, France, in 2002. He is the head of International Master in Robotics and Transport, joint program between Polytech Lille and Ecole Centrale de Lille, www.master-mrt.eu. He is the contact point of regional AIP-Primeca network of Robotics in Polytech’Lille. He was project manager of EU project Intelligent Transportation for Dynamic Environment (InTraDE), www.intrade-nwe.eu. His main research interests’ concern system of systems engineering, modeling and supervision of mechatronics systems applied to autonomous robotics. He is authors of papers in journals, conferences, patents and books. He is a senior member in IEEE and active participant with PyroTeam to RoboCup Logistics League from 2013.

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Sylvie Pesty

 Sylvie Pesty is full-time Professor at University of Grenoble-Alps. She received her Engineering degree and Ph.D. degree from UTC (University of Technology of Compiegne) and her accreditation to Direct Research (HDR) in Computer Science from Grenoble INP. She is currently a researcher at the LIG laboratory (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory) and Assistant Director of the IUT2 (University Institute of Technology 2). She conducts her research in the fields of Multi-Agent Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Affective Computing. Her expertise is particularly linked to cognitive architectures and to social and affective Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Virtual Character Interaction.

Didier Roy

Didier Roy, PhD en Informatique Cognitive, est membre de l’équipe Flowers (InriaEnsta ParisTech), spécialisée dans la recherche en IA et en robotique cognitive, au Centre de Recherche Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, et membre du Centre LEARN à l’EPFL, après avoir été enseignant en mathématiques dans l’enseignement secondaire pendant de nombreuses années.

Ses portent sur l’optimisation et la personnalisation des apprentissages à l’aide des technologies numériques (systèmes tutoriels intelligents, intelligence artificielle, robotique éducative).

Il intervient également dans l’enseignement et la diffusion des sciences du numérique, en particulier de l’informatique, de l’intelligence artificielle et de la robotique. Il a coordonné le projet IniRobot pour les enfants de primaire et de secondaire avec le robot Thymio II et le projet Poppy Éducation pour le secondaire et le supérieur avec la plateforme robotique Poppy, open source et imprimée en 3D.

En 2018, il a mené la création de la structure Poppy Station, transfert de la recherche Inria pour porter l’ensemble de l'écosystème robotique Poppy, et pour regrouper des partenaires autour de la robotique et de l’intelligence artificielle pour l’éducation, la recherche et les arts.

Il est membre de plusieurs dispositifs de médiation des sciences du numérique (Class’code, MOOC Thymio, dispositif éducatif R2T2 de programmation coopérative de robots à distance).

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