The ARMINES laboratory (DAP/IRCCyN) involved in subCULTron is a Joint Research Unit between Armines and the Ecole des Mines de Nantes (EMN).
DAP/IRCCyN is involved in subCULTron through its Robotics team. In subCULTron ARMINES will bring his skills in electric field based perception (sensors, bio-inspired algorithms) and experimental equipments (electric test bed).
Frédéric Boyer is Professor at EMN since 2009. His research topics include bioinspired locomotion and electric sensing. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in top ISI Journals on a broad range of disciplines and was awarded the Monpetit prize of French Academy of Sciences. He has coordinated several French projects on bio-inspired robotics and has recently coordinated the EU funded FET project ANGELS which aimed at developing an underwater robot able to perceive its environment with electric sense.
Vincent Lebastard joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, in 2001, and received an aggregation from the ministry of the Education in Electrical Engineering in 2002. He received a Ph.D degree from the University of Nantes, France, in 2007. He is an assistant professor at Ecole des Mines de Nantes and member of IRCCyN since 2009. His research interests include biorobotics and nonlinear control and observation.
Stéphane Bazeille is a researcher in the robotics group at Ecole des
Mines de Nantes (France) since October 2015. His work focus on the
perception of the environment based on the electric sense for
underwater robots. From 2011 to 2015, he has been working on related
challenges at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy). In
particular he developed localization and mapping algorithms (SLAM) and
integrated the perception system of the hydraulic quadruped robot HyQ.
From 2009 to 2011, he worked on vision-based navigation for wheeled
robots at ENSTA ParisTech (France). He received his PhD in the field
of underwater robots vision from Western Brittany University (France)