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AI Lab. - Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305

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I am now (starting from 09/01/07) an assistant professor at University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.


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Vincent Padois
AI Lab. - Stanford University
Gates Building #118 - 353 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 - USA
Tel: (+1) (650) 725-8809 | Fax: (+1) (650) 725-1449 |

About Vincent...

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I am currently a postdoctoral scholar in the AI Lab. of the CS Department at Stanford University. More precisely, I belong to the research group of Pr. Oussama Khatib: the Manipulation Group. My research work focuses on reactive control approaches for mobile manipulators. I am mostly involved in two projects: one with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory regarding the control of a Mars rover for rock sample extraction tasks and one with Honda on the software architecture and the control of humanoid robots evolving in human environments.


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I first joined the Manipulation Group in January 2006 as a visiting postocdoc with the support of a 8 months Lavoisier fellowship from the French Foreign Office.

That was right after graduating my PhD in Automatic Control from l'Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT, France - November 2005). During my PhD with Assoc. Pr. Pascale Chiron and Jean-Yves Fourquet, I was a member of the Laboratoire Génie de Production of l'Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes (ENIT, France). I also spent some time for experimental work in the Robotique et Intelligence Artificielle team of the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS) in Toulouse.

Prior to that, I obtained my Engineering Diploma from l'ENIT as well as my Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (MS) in Automatic Control from l'INPT in 2001. I spent academic year 1999-2000 in the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore thanks to a fellowship from the Fondation Joël Le Theule.