Tutorial on
"Mechatronics and robotics for manipulation: design 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)
SYSTEMS research department,
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
Homepage: m.rakoton.net

Talk title:
Piezoelectric mechatronic systems for manipulation

This talk presents the use of smart materials, specifically piezoelectric materials, for manipulation. After presentation of classical developments of piezoelectric devices for manipulation, their modeling and control are given in a lecture way, along with measurement/estimation through the self-sensing approach.

Micky Rakotondrabe is full professor at the National School of Engineering in Tarbes (ENIT) 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 is co-leader of the workshop group on 'mechatronics' of the French research society 'GDR MACS' and the French society SAGIP.

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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