Smart materials based mechatronic systems for robotic manipulation
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Micky Rakotondrabe is full professor at the National School of Engineering in Tarbes (ENIT), a campus in Tarbes city (France) of the Toulouse National Politechnic Institute (INPT) of the University of Toulouse. His research affiliation is the Laboratoire Génie de Production. Prior to this position, he has been an Assistant Professor from 2006 to 2007 and then Associate Professor from 2007 to 2019 at the Université de Franche-Comté, with research affiliation at FEMTO research Institute, in Besançon city (France).
Prof. Rakotondrabe is an active member of the IEEE/RAS Technical Committee (TC) on Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation and of the IFAC TC.4.2 on Mechatronics. He serves as Vice-Chair for the working group "Micro/Nano, Smart Materials/Structures" at the the IFAC TC.4.2 on Mechatronics.
He received several recognition prizes. In 2016, he was a recipient of the Big-On-Small Award during the IEEE MARSS International Conference. This award is to recognize a young professional (<40yo) with excellent performance and international visibility in the topics of mechatronics and automation for manipulation at small scales. In 2018, he is nominee for Distinguished Lecturer of Micro/Nano Robotics & Automation at the IEEE/RAS Society. He is or was an Associate Editor or a Guest Editor in prestigious journals related to Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE Transactions on Electronics, IFAC Mechatronics, MDPI Actuators).
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