Sarah Dégallier

Short bio

Sarah Degallier @ BIRGSarah Degallier has a BSc/MSc in Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (2005). She has previously worked on hyperbolic geometry and mathematical physics. She joined the BioRob Lab in April 2006 where she obtained a PhD.

She has been involved in the RobotCub project, a European project building an open source humanoid robot as a platform to study cognition and emergent behavior. More precisely, her research topic was the superimposition and the switch between discrete and rhythmic movements.


Journal Articles

S. Dégallier Rochat; L. Righetti; S. Gay; A. Ijspeert : Towards simple control for complex, autonomous robotic applications: Combining discrete and rhythmic motor primitives; Autonomous Robots. 2011. DOI : 10.1007/s10514-011-9235-2.
S. Dégallier; A. Ijspeert : Modeling Discrete and Rhythmic Movements through Motor Primitives: A Review; Biological Cybernetics. 2010. DOI : 10.1007/s00422-010-0403-9.

Conference Papers

N. Beuchat; R. Chavarriaga; S. Degallier; J. d. R. Millán : Offline Decoding of Upper Limb Muscle Synergies from EEG Slow Cortical Potentials. 2013. The 35th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013.
S. Gay; S. Dégallier Rochat; A. Ijspeert; J. Santos-Victor : Integration of vision and central pattern generator based locomotion for path planning of a non-holonomic crawling humanoid robot. 2010. 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Taipei, Taiwan, 18-22 Oct. 2010. p. 183-189. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2010.5648788.
A. Gams; S. Degallier; A. Ijspeert; J. Lenarcic : Dynamical system for learning the waveform and frequency of periodic signals - application to drumming. 2008. 15th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (RAAD), 2008.
S. Degallier; L. Righetti; L. Natale; F. Nori; G. Metta et al. : A modular bio-inspired architecture for movement generation for the infant-like robot iCub. 2008. 2nd IEEE RAS / EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Scottsdale, AZ.
P.-A. Mudry; S. Degallier; A. Billard : On the influence of symbols and myths in the responsibility ascription problem in roboethics - A roboticist’s perspective. 2008. RO-MAN, Münich, August 2008. p. 563--568.
S. Degallier; L. Righetti; A. Ijspeert : Hand placement during quadruped locomotion in a humanoid robot: A dynamical system approach. 2007. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS07), San Diego.
S. Degallier; C. Santos; L. Righetti; A. Ijspeert : Movement generation using dynamical systems: a humanoid robot performing a drumming task. 2006. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS06), Genova, December, 2006.


S. Dégallier Rochat / A. J. Ijspeert (Dir.) : Discrete and Rhythmic Motor Primitives for the Control of Humanoid Robots. Lausanne, EPFL, 2010. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4819.