François Michaud, ing. Ph.D. de l'Université de Sherbrooke, déboulonne quelques mythes et lieux communs sur les robots pour mieux nous intéresser à l'impact réel que ceux-ci ont sur notre société

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François Michaud (M'90) received a bachelor degree (‘92), Master’s degree ('93) and Ph.D. degree ('96) in electrical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke, Québec Canada. After completing postdoctoral work at Brandeis University, Waltham MA ('97), he became a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering of the Université de Sherbrooke, and founded IntRoLab, a research laboratory working on designing intelligent autonomous systems that can assist humans in living environments. His research interests are in architectural methodologies for intelligent decision-making and design of interactive autonomous mobile robots. Prof. Michaud held a Canada Research Chair (2001-11) in Mobile Robots and Autonomous Intelligent Systems, and is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT) and of INTER, a Strategic Network on Engineering Interactive Technologies for Rehabilitation. He is a member of IEEE, AAAI and OIQ (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec). He is also co-initiator and co-founder of Robotic FIRST Québec.

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