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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:12-05-2015
     Last Modified:15-05-2015 (03:03)
    Job information
     Current job:Robotics Control Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsPh.D Robotic Control and Simulation
    CV

    Summary

     

    I've always had a passion for Robotics and in 2005, I chose to go and do research in Canada in order to acquire a leading edge expertise. What I like the most is achieve innovating, but deliverable projects. My objective is now to come back in France to be a part of the development of Robotics there, as an R&D engineer.

     

    Professional Experience

     

    March 2015 / -

    Engineer, Robotic Algorithms and Control Montréal, QC, Canada

    Kinova Robotics : My mission is to achieve position and admittance control of a new 7-DOF robotic arm. (From modelling to C++ code, tests included).

    2010 / 2015

    (5 years)

    Simulation Software Designer Montréal, QC

    FAMIC Technologies : Design and development of new modules for the hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-technical systems CAD and simulation software « Automation Studio ».

    • Kinematic Animation of 3D Mechanisms (Forward/Inverse Kinematics, serial and containing planar closed-loops mechanisms).

      Implemented in C# under Visual Studio 2013 – Released in June 2014.

    • Component Sizing (Automating solving of systems of equations, the user being able to choose any set of input/output data) C# - Released in May 2013.

    • Dynamic Simulation of Mechanisms actuated by hydraulic or pneumatic components (Forward/Inverse multi-body dynamics; Building model for any serial or parallel mechanism defined by a minimal data set provided by the user; Contact management).

      Prototype with Matlab, implemented in C++ (GUI in C++/MFC, then in C#/WPF) VS2010 then VS 2014. 2D-Version released in September 2012 – 3D-Version in Mars 2015.

    2009 / 2010

    (1 year)

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Laboratoire de robotique Québec, QC

    Université Laval : Modelling of an underactuated compliant (flexible) robotic grasper.

    • Grasp stability analysis of some 2-Finger underactuated grasper.

    • Stiffness analysis and control of compliant grasper.

    • Publications and presentations in some international conferences.

    2005 / 2009

    (4 ans)

    Ph.D. Research Project Université Laval, Québec

    Development of kinematostatic, quasi-static and stiffness models that unify and generalize of the preexisting ones for all robotics manipulators.

    • Forward and inverse kinematic modelling of parallel robots .

    • Modelling of the efforts in a compliant mechanism.

    • Simulation with Maple, Matlab and MSC.Adams .

    • Finite Element Analysis with ProMechanica and Abaqus.

    2004 (2 m.)

    Consulting in production Management - Rémy Kaps St Rémy s/ Avre, 28

    2004 (5 m.)

    Research Internship at LISV (CNRS) Vélizy, 78

    Modelling, Simulation and Control of ROBIAN, a Humanoid robot, using OpenHRP.

    2003 (3 m.)

    Engineering School Thesis Lille, 59

    Real-Time Video Streaming Analysis using Neural Networks – C++

     

    Education

     

    2005 / 2009

    May 2009

    PhD in mechanical engineering Université Laval, Québec

    At the laboratoire de robotique, under supervision of Pr. Clément Gosselin.

    Title :« Kinematostatic Modelling of Compliant Parallel Mechanisms  ».

    2003 / 2004

    DEA « Robotique et Systèmes Intelligents » Université P&M Curie, Paris

    • Advanced Control, Mobile Robotics, A.I., Artificial Vision, etc.

    • Projects in Artificial Vision and in Evolving Neural Networks.

    1998 / 2003

    Diploma of Engineer H.E.I. HEI, Lille

    • Mathematics, physics, programing, computer architecture, electronics, automation, material sciences, telecoms, etc .

    2001 / 2002

    1-year Exchange (ERASMUS) Computer Science Faculty of Karlsruhe, Germany

    • Several Robotics Courses, Artificial Vision, A.I, C/C++, etc.

     

    Languages

     

    English, Spanish and German: fluent. Russian and Arabic: Beginner.

     

    Main Technical Skills

     

    • Mechatronics, Kinematics, Control, Geometric Algebra, Matlab, Maple, ProEngineer, Automation Studio.

    • Object Oriented Programing, C/C++, C#, VB, UML, Design Patterns, xUnit, AntLR, Visual Studio, STL, MFC/WPF, Qt, XML.

    • AGILE Methods, Scrummaster, Result Oriented Project Management, JIRA.

    • Good communication skills. Team Work. International Environment.

     

    Selection of publications (Journals or International Conferences – 1st author)

     

    • « Quasi-static modelling of compliant mechanisms: application to a 2-DOF underactuated finger » Mechanical Science, 2011

    • « Kinemato-Static Model of Compliant Parallel Mechanisms: Application to a 3-PRRR Mechanism, the Tripteron » Meccanica, 2011

    • « A Quasi-Static Model for Compliant Parallel Mechanisms » Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2009

    • « Instantaneous Kinemato-Static Model of Planar Compliant Parallel Mechanisms » ASME-IDTEC 2008 (NY, USA)

    • « Stiffness Matrix of Planar Compliant Parallel Mechanisms » ARK 2008: Advances in Robot Kinematics


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