I am currently associate professor at Université de Bordeaux, and previously a member of the Rhoban team.

On this website, you will find information about my research and my teaching activities (both past and current). You will also find external links to the open-source software I developed.

Research activities

The focus of my research is machine learning applied to low-cost robots. A major issue with those robots is the lack of repeatability and therefore their behaviour can be considered as stochastic. My current work focus on two different aspects:

  1. Building a stochastic model from observations and then using this model to optimize shape-free policies.
  2. Analyzing images and filtering observations for self-localization

The main applications of the algorithms I developed are currently different levels of behavior control on robots playing soccer autonomously.


I participated to several editions of the RoboCup in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. My work in these competitions focus on computer vision, localization and high-level task planning and optimization. I am a member of the executive committee for Humanoid League and I have significantly contributed to the organization of the Humanoid virtual RoboCup Competition in 2021.