I develop my activities at LS2N, in the ARMEN team of which I am the head.

My own research activities span five main topics:

Robot design

Robot dynamics modelling

Robot dynamic reconfigurability


Analysis of controller performance

Latest publications

S. Briot, P. Martinet, and F. Chaumette, “Singularity Cases in the Visual Servoing of Three Image Lines,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2017, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 412-419.

S. Briot, F. Chaumette, and P. Martinet, “Revisiting the determination of the singularity cases in the visual servoing of image points through the concept of “hidden robot”,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2017, Vol. 33, No. 2.

Organization: the CNRS

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS / translation: National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

The CNRS, this is: 33000 employees, 1100 laboratories, 20 Nobels, 12 Fields medal and the first producer of knowledge in the world.

As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carried out research in all fields of knowledge, through its ten institutes:

  • Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB)
  • Institute of Chemistry (INC)
  • Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE)
  • Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS)
  • Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I)
  • Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS)
  • Institute of Physics (INP)
  • National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INSMI)
  • National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3)
  • National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU)
  • Lab: the LS2N

    LS2N, "Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes" is a Joint Research Unit of CNRS.

    In 2017, LS2N is composed of 450 persons: around 180 academics and researchers (among whom 17 from CNRS), 80 engineers, technicians and administrative staff (among whom 13 from CNRS), 170 PhD students.

    The research and development activities performed at LS2N cover a wide scientific spectrum which encompasses:

  • design and control of systems
  • robotics, process and computation
  • science of data and decision
  • signal, image, ergonomy, language
  • science of software and distributed systems
  • Research Team: ARMEN Team

    The ARMEN Team is composed of 5 academics and researchers (among whom 1 from CNRS), 3 engineers, 9 PhD students, and 1 collaborator.

    Designing and controlling systems interacting with their environment is the goal of the team ARMEN.

    The know-how of the ARMEN team relies on the following methodological research axes:

  • Environments-based design (control-based design of robot, use of innovative materials, reduction of the energy consumption)
  • Interaction with the enviroment (multi-sensor-based control, control of reconfigurable systems, autonomous robots)
  • Perception of the environment (multi-robots and multi-sensor perception, optimal perception, observers and identification)