Workshop on
"Robotic manipulation: mechatronic tools, modeling, identification and control"

Full Professor, National School of Engineering in Tarbes (ENIT)

MAVRICS research group (Mechatronics, Automatic control, Virtual reality and Robotics for the InteraCtion of Systems)
Laboratoire Génie de Production (LGP),
University of Toulouse
47, Avenue d'Azereix
65000 Tarbes - FRANCE

Phone: +33 562 442 763

Email: mrakoton 'at' enit 'dot' fr

Talk title:
Smart materials based mechatronic systems for robotic manipulation

This talk presents first the use of smart materials, and in particular of piezoelectric materials, in miniaturized grippers for manipulation of small sized objects. The principle of these materials and then the modeling for control of piezoelectric grippers are afterwards presented. One potential that will be highlighted in the talk is the piezoelectric self-sensing. The end of the talk proposes some perspectives to extend miniaturized piezoelectric grippers for larger sizes and for "standard" sized objects manipulation.

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 Bourgogne Franche-Comté, with research affiliation at FEMTO-ST 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. From 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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