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My transdisciplinary research activity:

·         Honeybee: study of both the visual guidance and navigational systems with F. Ruffier.

·         Birds: study of the altitude control system by the vision with F. Ruffier.

·         Fly: study and modeling of the coordination of the head and body saccades with F. Ruffier and S. Viollet.

·         Human: study of the informational clues used during spatial navigational tasks with A. Morice and G. Montagne.

·         Computational modeling: simulation with Matlab/Simulink software of visuomotor feedback loops mimicking animal behavior.

·         Sensors: development and design of bio-inspired sensors inspired from insects, especially optic flow sensors or bio-inspired artificial retinae with T. Raharijaona, F. Ruffier, and S. Viollet.

·         Robots: embodiment of our computational modeling on-board various small robots mimicking animal behavior, especially micro flying robots, micro air vehicle (MAV), or unmanned guided vehicle (UGV) with T. Raharijaona,  F. Ruffier, and  S. Viollet.

Alumni research projects:

·         OCTAVE robot with F. Ruffier and N. Franceschini.

·         LORA robot with F. Roubieu, F. Ruffier, S. Viollet, and N. Franceschini.

·         Honeybee visual guidance in the horizontal plane with F. Ruffier and N. Franceschini.

·         Regionalization of the visual information about the honeybee’s autopilot (ALIS autopilot) with G. Portelli, F. Ruffier, and N. Franceschini.

Thibaut Raharijaona    Franck Ruffier   

Conference papers2 documents

  • Thibaut Raharijaona, Julien Serres, E Vanhoutte, Franck Ruffier. Toward an insect-inspired event-based autopilot combining both visual and control events. International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication and Signal Processing, May 2017, Funchal, Portugal. ⟨10.1109/EBCCSP.2017.8022822⟩. ⟨hal-01528589⟩
  • Franck Ruffier, Geoffrey Portelli, Julien Serres, Thibaut Raharijaona, Nicolas Franceschini. From bees’ surface following to lunar landing. International Workshop on Bio-inspired Robots, Apr 2011, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-02194478⟩

Book sections1 document

  • Thibaut Raharijaona, Lubin Kerhuel, Julien Serres, Frédéric Roubieu, Fabien Expert, et al.. Insect inspired visual motion sensing and flying robots. Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration: 2 Electromechanical Systems, 2014, 978-981-435-4950. ⟨10.1142/9789814354936_0022⟩. ⟨hal-02294399⟩