PARIS-SACLAY Competence Centre hosted by CEA LIST

  PARIS-SACLAY Competence Centre hosted by CEA LIST

The institution

CEA LIST is a research institute of 700 people situated in Ile-de-France (Paris region) specialized in smart digital systems, which combines basic and industrial researches, developments and innovations.

CEA LIST is a dynamic structure, mainly financed by industrial contracts. The project-based culture of its scientists, engineers and technicians makes it a natural partner for industry seeking breakthrough technology, from the initial concept down to working demonstrators.

The Paris-Saclay Competence Centre is located within the premises of CEA LIST’s Interactive Robotics Laboratory and provides a set of robotics equipment, software, and IT infrastructure usable for feasibility studies and demonstration in a large number of application domains including Healthcare (rehabilitation, surgery, assistive robotics), Manufacturing, Logistics, Security, Transport, Intervention in hazardous environment, Agro industries (food processing), Field robotics.


Role in ESMERA

Specifically in the scope of the ESMERA project, the platform FFLOR (Future Factory @ LORraine) in the East region in France will be available. This platform is located in PSA Trémery near Metz.

More information about CEA: CEA_Partner Description
CEA equiment list: CEA_Equipment list

Key personnel

Francois Lasande is a senior engineer. He has a large industrial expertise in the manufacturing area.


Yann Perrot is the manager of the Robotics Laboratory which host the Paris Saclay Comptence Center. He has a large industrial expertise  in the nuclear area.


Fréderic Colledani (PhD) is a senior engineer. He got his engineering degree in electronics from Supélec, and a PhD in automatic control of industrial systems from Université Paris Saclay. He has a large industrial expertise in automotive products (12 years in PSA – Peugeot-Citroën) and in industrial robotics (10 years at CEA Interactive Robotics Lab), especially in designing human-friendly robotics and cobotics solutions, as well as exoskeletons. He’s currently focusing on applications of robotics in the agri-food sector.

Eric Lucet (Ph.D) received the Engineer and the Ph.D. degrees in automatic control and signal processing in 2006 and 2010, respectively, from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, Paris, France, and from the University of Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 6, France. He joined the Robotics Unit of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 2013 and has been involved in several national and international projects dealing with mobile robotics. He is now Researcher in the field of mobile robots automatic control.

Pascale Betinelli is a senior engineer. She received an Engineering degree in Electronics. In 1996 she joined the CEA, Department of Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Associated Instrumentation (currently IRFU). She designed, manufactured and installed electronic equipment for research facility or test equipment in CERN, GANIL, TJNAF. From 2002 to 2014, she was in secondment in Synchrotron SOLEIL light source as Electronic Control and data Acquisition group leader, in charge of the low-level command control and data acquisition for the machine and the beamlines. She joined the CEA-List in September 2014. She is currently in charge of the industrial partnership for the robotic program. She has a a large industrial expertise in the command control field.

Dr. Selma Kchir is a senior researcher with an expertise in software engineering. Her research focuses on facilitating the development of robotics applications through software engineering technologies. She is currently, focusing on software architecture and design of robotics applications for industrial, healthcare and hazardous environments (humanoid robotics, manipulation, mobile robotics, aerial robotics).

Dr. Xavier Lamy is a senior researcher with an expertise in control. He is currently involved in the design and control of cobots (collaborative robots) for industrial applications. He is now leading an activity in robot programming by demonstration, human to robot learning, supervised and non-supervised learning techniques.

Catherine Bidard PhD
R&D project manager. Since 1991 she works on mechanical design (kinematics, dynamics, modelling, simulation, calibration) and has been involved in several developments of robotics arms. Her current research topics are human-robot collaboration, model-based monitoring of robots, kinematics, and dynamics design of robots. She is involved in research in mechatronics on exoskeleton and cobots (safety and testing of collaborative robots).

Dr. Christophe Leroux is Manager for European Affairs in Robotics at CEA Interactive Robotics Laboratory. He obtained a PhD in 1990 in artificial intelligence. He has expertise in research in algorithms for robotics (supervision, computer vision and intuitive MMI) applied to assistive robotics applications and intervention in hazardous environments. 


Olivier Lebec is a research engineer with a mechatronics background. He is currently involved in the development of robot supervisors and has previously been involved in assistive robotics projects. Olivier Lebec will take part to the implementation of experimentation with end users. He will more specifically be in charge of tasks involving safety of the operator, situation awareness and application of processes to robotics.

Mathieu Grossard
received a Ph.D in automation in 2008. He is doing research in mechatronics and automation, including design and control of smart actuators, modelling and control of compliant structures and advanced methodologies of robust control for robot manipulator, and control of nonlinear systems. He is also teaching identification and control of robot.

Contact details

Bât. 660 – Rue Noetzlin
Tel : +33 (0)1 69 15 50 00
GPS | N 48.712415° | E 02.166935