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Journée FEDEV 2018

Journée FéDeV 2018 : Mardi 20 Novembre 2018


La journée se tiendra à CentraleSupélec (au 1er étage du Bâtiment Bouygues), Université Paris-Saclay. Organisation : Maria Makarov, CentraleSupélec/L2S.



(under construction)


8h15 : Arrivée Organisateurs

8h45-9h00 :  Accueil du Conseil de Fédération

9h00-10h00  : Réunion Conseil de Fédération


9h30-10h10 : Accueil public / Pause café  

10h10 : Discours d’ouverture de la Journée FéDEV 2018


10h15-11h00  :  Conférence plénière

Sternad_Dagmar« Stability, variability and predictability: Dynamic primitives in the control of complex actions » by Dagmar Sternad
Professor at the Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics
Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Abstract : Everyday behavior is a complex flow of actions, combining rhythmic and discrete movement elements and flexibly interacting with objects in the environment. In contrast to real-life behavior, research in human motor control has studied isolated, highly controlled experimental tasks, resulting in focused models that may not scale up to actions with full complexity. The premise of our research is that complex functional behaviors should be understood as the manifestation of a hierarchy of dynamic primitives, robust modules that overcome delays and noise in the neuromotor system and thereby simplify control. Discrete and rhythmic movements are generated by fixed-point and limit-cycle dynamics, attractors that are stable in the face of perturbations and that grant predictability, required for fast and complex actions; impedance is necessary to enable physical interactions. To test this framework, our research pursues both analytic and synthetic approaches using a suite of interactive skills as testbeds: from throwing and bouncing a ball to a target, to transporting a cup of coffee and cracking a whip. Starting with a model of the task that is implemented in a virtual environment, mathematical analyses of the task’s solution space create hypotheses for the experimental studies. Key concepts in our analysis are stability, variability, and predictability. Results show that humans develop skill by: 1) finding error-tolerant strategies that permit variability, 2) exploiting solutions with dynamic stability, 3) optimizing predictability of object dynamics. Simulations based on dynamic primitives generate critical features of these experimental findings. This framework can guide our understanding of pathological behaviors in clinical populations.

Short Biography: Dagmar Sternad received her BS in Movement Science and Linguistics from the Technical University and Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut. From 1995 until 2008, she was Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at the Pennsylvania State University in Integrative Biosciences and Kinesiology. Since 2008, she holds an interdisciplinary appointment as full professor in the departments of Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics at Northeastern University in Boston. She is member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems at Northeastern. Her research is documented in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and several books. She has had editorial appointments in several scientific journals and was regular member of an NIH study section. Her research has been continuously supported by the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, Office of Naval Research, and others.


11h00-11h45  :   Conférence plénière

Aude_Billard« Machine learning for robots to think fast in the face of unexpected events » by Aude Billard
Professor at the School of Engineering
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Suisse.

Abstract : The next generation of robots will soon get out of the secure and predictable environment of factories and will face the complexity and unpredictability of our daily environments. To avoid that robots fail lamely at the task they are programmed to do, robots will need to adapt on the go. I will present techniques from machine learning to allow robots to learn strategies to enable them to react rapidly and efficiently to changes in the environment. Learning the set of feasible solutions will be preferred over learning optimal controllers. I will review methods we have developed to allow instantaneous reactions to perturbation, leveraging on the multiplicity of feasible solutions. I will present applications of these methods for compliant control during human-robot collaborative tasks and for performing fast motion in sport, such as when playing golf with moving targets.

Short Biography: Aude Billard is a full professor at EPFL and head of the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA). She has a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and moved to EPFL in 2006 where she was first an associate professor, becoming a full professor in 2014. Aude Billard’s research interests include control, machine learning, Human Robot Interfaces (HRI), automation, neural modelling and computation. Within NCCR Robotics she works on Wearable Robots, Variable Impedance Control, Tactile Sensing, Shared Control of Prosthetic Devices, Adaptive and Autonomous Robot Control and Robot Learning.


11h45-12h30:  Table Ronde avec les conférencières invitées :

“Quels chemins vers une modélisation bio-inspirée du mouvement humain et des interactions sociales?”

Avec la participation de Thorsten Emig, Joint MIT-CNRS research laboratory (UMI) ; Adriana Tapus, Robotics and Computer Vision Lab (U2IS), ENSTA ParisTech ; Isabelle Siegler, CIAMS, Univ Paris-Sud ; et de Maria Makarov, CentraleSupélec/L2S.


12h30 – 12h45 : Annonce des posters (« booster »)

12h45-14h00: Déjeuner-Buffet / Posters-Démos

14h00-16h15: Communications orales 

Lien vers : Appel à Communications


16h15-16h30: Pause café / Posters-Démos

16h15-16h30 : Réunion du Comité de Pilotage (Prix Demenÿ-Vaucanson)

16h30‐17h00 : Remise des Prix Demenÿ‐Vaucanson autour d’un cocktail fruité
17h00 : Clôture