Paolo Salaris

Paolo Salaris

Inria CRCN Researcher


Short bio

Paolo Salaris was born in Siena (Tuscany, Italy) in 1979. He received his Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2007. He got the Doctoral degree in Robotics, Automation and Bioengineering at the Research Center “E.Piaggio” of the University of Pisa in June 2011 (advisor Antonio Bicchi). He has been Visiting Scholar at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (US-IL) from March to October 2009, working with Seth Hutchinson.

He has been a PostDoc at the Research Center “E.Piaggio” from June 2011 to January 2014, working within the robotics group headed by Antonio Bicchi and at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse within the Gepetto Team from February 2014 to July 2015. He spent few months at College de France, Paris, in 2013, working with Jean-Paul Laumond.

Since October 2015 he is Inria researcher (CRCN) at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée,, France, within the Lagadic Team, which was headed by François Chaumette until December 2017 and within the CHORALE Team, headed by Philippe Martinet, since January 2018.

My research interests include optimal control and path planning for robot with limited sensory systems, visual servoing, map building of indoor and outdoor complex environments, observability and controllability analysis, optimal sensing, optimal estimation and active sensing control, action-perception coupling sensors-based feedback control and planning.

Winner of the IEEE IROS 2012 JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award for the paper: M. Bianchi, P. Salaris, and A. Bicchi, “Synergy-based optimal design of hand pose sensing,” in IEEE/RSJ Inter- national Conference of Intelligent Robots and Systems, (Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal), October 7 – 12, 2012.


PhD students

Dayana Hassan, on-going CIFRE PhD thesis, co-supervised with Patrick Rives

Ihab Mohamed, on-going PhD thesis, co-supervised with Guillaume Allibert and Philippe Martinet

Master students

Wanting Jin, on-going Master thesis co-supervised with Philippe Martinet

John Thomas, on-going Master thesis co-supervised with Philippe Martinet

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