Stéphane Bonardi

Postdoctoral research fellow, EPFL Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob)

Short biography

/webdav/site/biorob/users/173229/public/stephane_thumb.JPGStéphane Bonardi received a MSc (engineering diploma) in Applied Mathematics and Modelling from the Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieur de Lyon (ISTIL-EPU) in 2009. He joined the Biorobotics Laboratory in February 2010.He completed his PhD in Computer Science in 2014 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

He is working on the Roombots project, on the aspects of self-reconfiguration, locomotion learning, and end-user interface.

Publications

Journal Articles

2014 – Alexander Sproewitz, Rico Moeckel, Massimo Vespignani, Stéphane Bonardi,and AJ Ijspeert, Roombots: A hardware perspective on 3d self-reconfiguration and locomotion with a homogeneous modular robot, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(7):1016–1033.

 

2010 – Alexander Sproewitz, Soha Pouya, Stéphane Bonardi, Jesse van den Kieboom, Rico Moeckel, Aude Billard, Pierre Dillenbourg, and Auke Jan Ijspeert, Roombots: reconfigurable robots for adaptive furniture, Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE, 5(3):20–32.

 

Conference articles

 

2015 – Massimo Vespignani, Kamilo Melo, Stéphane Bonardi, and Auke J Ijspeert. Role of Compliance on the Locomotion of a Reconfigurable Modular Snake Robot. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE.

 

2015 – Massimo Vespignani, Kamilo Melo, Stéphane Bonardi, and Auke J Ijspeert. Snake robot locomotion with compliant elements. In Robotics-Inspired Biology, 2015 IEEE/RSJ ICRA Workshop. IEEE. 

 

2014 – Ayberk Ozgur, Stéphane Bonardi, Massimo Vespignani, Rico Moeckel, and Auke J Ijspeert. Natural user interface for roombots. In Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2014 RO-MAN: The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on, pages 12–17. IEEE. Best paper award.

 

2014Stéphane Bonardi, Massimo Vespignani, Rico Moeckel, Jesse Van den Kieboom, Soha Pouya, Alexander Sproewitz, and Auke Ijspeert. Automatic generation of reduced cpg control networks for locomotion of arbitrary modular robot structures. In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), number EPFL-CONF-200520.

 

2013 – Massimo Vespignani, Emmanuel Senft, Stéphane Bonardi, Rico Moeckel, and Auke J Ijspeert. An experimental study on the role of compliant elements on the locomotion of the self-reconfigurable modular robots roombots. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 4308–4313. IEEE.

 

2013 – Rico Moeckel, Yura N Perov, Anh The Nguyen, Massimo Vespignani, Stéphane Bonardi, Soha Pouya, Alexander Sproewitz, Jesse van den Kieboom, Frederic Wilhelm, and Auke Jan Ijspeert. Gait optimization for roombots modular robots—matching simulation and reality. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 3265–3272. IEEE.

 

2013Stéphane Bonardi, Massimo Vespignani, Rico Moeckel, and Auke Jan Ijspeert. Collaborative manipulation and transport of passive pieces using the self-reconfigurable modular robots Roombots. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 2406–2412. IEEE.

 

2012 – Alessandro Giusti, Jawad Nagi, Luca M Gambardella, Stéphane Bonardi, and Gianni A Di Caro. Human-swarm interaction through distributed cooperative gesture recognition. In Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pages 401–402. ACM.

 

2012Stéphane Bonardi, Rico Moeckel, Alexander Sproewitz, Massimo Vespignani, and Auke Jan Ijspeert. Locomotion through reconfiguration based on motor primitives for roombots self-reconfigurable modular robots. In Robotics; Proceedings of ROBOTIK 2012; 7th German Conference on, pages 1–6. VDE.

 

2012Stéphane Bonardi, Jeremy Blatter, Julia Fink, Rico Moeckel, Patrick Jermann, Pierre Dillenbourg, and Auke Jan Ijspeert. Design and evaluation of a graphical ipad application for arranging adaptive furniture. In RO-MAN, 2012 IEEE, pages 290–297. IEEE.

 

2010 – Alexander Sproewitz, Philippe Laprade, Stéphane Bonardi, Mikael Mayer, Rico Moeckel, P-A Mudry, and Auke Jan Ijspeert. Roombots—towards decentralized reconfiguration with self-reconfiguring modular robotic metamodules. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 1126–1132. IEEE.