Inria Research Engineer
In 1992 he graduated from ENI Brest as engineer in electronics, and received the Master of Science degree in Electronics and Aerospace Telecommunication from Supaero in Toulouse in 1993. Since 1994, he has been working for Inria a public science and technology institution dedicated to computational sciences, as research engineer at IRISA – Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique, first in the Temis team (1994 to 1996), then in the Vista team (1996 to 2003) and more recently in the Lagadic team (2004 to 2009). He joined the SED, the Developments and Experiments Service when he was founded in 2009, and was seconded to the Lagadic team until 2017, then to the Rainbow team when it was created in 2018.
Particularly interested in robotics and computer vision, his interests include software engineering for the design of real-time computer vision and robotics applications, and industrial transfer.
At IRISA – Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique, he is the Technical Director of the experimental robotic platforms dedicated to researches in visual servoing and visual tracking. These platforms include several industrial manipulators, indoor mobile robots, humanoid robots and indoor flying UAVs.
He is also the Technical Director of the ViSP open-source software, a library used world wide that allows prototyping and developing applications using visual tracking and visual servoing techniques at the heart of the Lagadic, and now Rainbow researches.
ViSP: Visual servoing plateform
UsTK: Ultrasound toolkit
Motion2D: a multi-platform object-oriented library to estimate 2D parametric motion models in an image sequence
Md-Shots: a software for temporal video segmentation into elementary shots
D-Change: a multi-platform object-oriented library to detect mobile objects in an image sequence acquired by a static camera
D-Motion: a multi-platform object-oriented library to detect mobile objects in an image sequence acquired by a mobile camera
He gave tutorials in computer vision at INSA engineering school (2004 to 2008) and in software engineering for image processing at Ifsic engineering school, University of Rennes 1, DIIC2 INC (2002 to 2009).
He also gave a number of presentations on good practices for software development. Even though some of them date, they continue to be relevant: