Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific events organisation

General chair, scientific chair
  • J-P. Merlet is a member of the scientific committee of the European Conference on Mechanism Science (EUCOMES), chairman of the scientific Committee of the Computational Kinematics workshop, a member of the steering Committee of IROS

  • Y. Papegay is a permanent member of the International Steering Committee of the International Mathematica Symposium conferences series, and member of the Program Committee of the edition 2015 held in Prague in January.

Scientific events selection

  • J-P. Merlet has been reviewing Editor for IROS 2015.

  • The members of the team reviewed numerous papers for numerous international conferences.


Member of the editorial boards
  • J-P. Merlet is board member of the Journal of Behavorial Robotics

Reviewer - Reviewing activities
  • The members of the team reviewed numerous papers for numerous international journals .

Invited talks

  • J-P. Merlet has given a talk on assistance robotics at the MESROB, a talk on cable-driven parallel robots in the workshop robotics and biology. He was invited to give a talk at Berkeley for the workshop Algorithmic Human-Computer Interaction.

Leadership within the scientific community

  • J-P. Merlet is Inria representative to PPP Eurobotics aisbl. He is a member of the IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) Technical Committees on History and on Computational Kinematics and has be re-elected as one of the 10 members of IFToMM Executive Council, the board of this federation. He has candidated as President of the Federation. He is a member of the scientific committee of the CNRS GDR robotique and of the CAC of UCA COMUE.

  • O. Pourtallier is a board member of SeaTech, an Engineering School of University of Toulon.

Scientific expertise

  • J-P. Merlet was an HCERES expert for Institut Pascal. He has initiated, together with Nathalie Nevejans from University of Douai, a meeting with the OPECST at the French. He was involved in project evaluations for several foreign funding agencies (Israel, Austria, Finland). He was also appointed as Nominator for the Japan's Prize and interviewed for challenge prizes for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework. National Assembly to discuss legal and ethical aspects of robotics. He was a member of the jury of the PhD Award of GDR robotique

  • B. Senach participated to the Innovative City Convention (June 2015, Nice) and the 1st EIT Health Summer school (Dublin and Barcelona, July 2015)

Research administration

  • J-P. Merlet is an elected member of Inria Scientific Council.

  • Y. Papegay is a member of the Inria CUMIR and of the ADT committee

  • O. Pourtallier is a member of the Inria CSD (doctoral students monitoring), and is responsible of the Inria NICE committee (long term invited scientists and post-doctoral student selection).

  • B. Senach participated in the Inria communication action "Graine d'entrepreneur"