My teaching and research activities are carried out mostly here in Montpellier, but involve several collaborators in France, Europe, North America, and Asia.
How do we and other animals move? How do we stand, walk, run or jump?
How do we perceive information in the world and act accordingly? How is it possible that we can coordinate, often unconsciously, the myriad of elements composing our body (neurons, segments, joints, tendons, muscles, etc..) and act efficiently, in a stable yet adaptable way?
My interest is in Movement. Movements that are directed toward a goal, whether the goal is an object to reach or a form to reproduce in a cultural context, whether performance is mediated or not by modern technology, such as immersive virtual reality systems or multimodal human-machine interfaces.
This site contains information about my research and teaching activities. Links to my colleagues around the world and PDF documents (articles, slides, teaching outlines) are also available.
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Our new FP7 ICT european project AlterEgo aims at enhancing social interactions using information technology such as virtual reality and robotics.
New articles in press in PLOS One
The 2012 laureates of the Institut Universitaire de France have now been selected by the jury. I have the privilege to re-enter the Institute as an active senior member, after the 2001-2006 period as a junior member.