Jean-Paul Laumond

Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAASCNRS)


  • SIGGRAPH 2008

    Jean-Paul Laumond is Directeur de Recherche at LAASCNRS in Toulouse, France. He got the M.S. degree in Mathematics, the Ph.D. and the Habilitation from the University Paul Sabatier at Toulouse  in 1976, 1984 and 1989 respectively. In Fall 1990 he has been invited senior scientist from Stanford University. He is currently co-director of the joint French-Japanese laboratory JRL on humanoid robotics. He has been coordinator of several European projects dedicated to robot motion  planning technology. In 2001 and 2002 he created and managed Kineo CAM, a spin-off company from LAAS-CNRS devoted to develop and market motion planning technology (third IEEE-IFR  prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation in 2005). His current re- search is devoted to human motion studies. He teaches Robotics at ENSTA and Ecole Normale  Superieure in Paris. He publishes papers in Computer Science, Automatic Control, Robotics and Neurosciences. He is IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer.