Maximilien Naveau

Address: LAAS-CNRS
7, avenue du Colonel Roche
31077 Toulouse Cedex 4
Tel: +33 5 61 33 79 89


Journal papers :

  • Mukovskiy, A. Vassallo, C. Naveau, M., “Adaptive synthesis of dynamically feasible full-body movements for the humanoid robot hrp-2 by flexible combination of learned dynamic movement primitives.”, submitted work to Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2016

  • Orthey, A. Ivan, V. Naveau, M., “Homotopic particle motion planning for humanoid robotics”, submitted work to Int. Jour. of Transactions on Robotics, 2015

  • Naveau, M. Kudruss, M. Stasse, O., “A Reactive Walking Pattern Generator Based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control”, Int. Jour. of Robotics and Automation Letter, 2016

Conference papers :

  • Ramirez-Alpizar, I. G. Naveau, M. Benazeth, C., “Motion generation for pulling a fire hose by a humanoid robot”, submitted work to Int. Conf. on Humanoid Robotics, 2016

  • Matan, K. Naveau, M. Albert, M., “Robust human-inspired power law trajectories for humanoid hrp-2 robot”, in Int. Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, June 2016
  • Carpentier, J. Tonneau, S. Naveau, M., “A versatile and efficient pattern generator for generalized legged locomotion”, in Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2016

  • Kudruss, M. Naveau, M. Stasse, O., “Optimal control for whole-body motion generation using center-of-mass dynamics for predefined multi-contact configurations”, in Int. Conf. on Humanoid Robotics, 2015

  • Naveau, M. Carpentier, J. Barthelemy, S., “METAPOD Template META-programming applied to dynamics: CoP-CoM trajectories filtering”, in Int. Conf. on Humanoid Robotics, 2014

  • Stasse, O. Orthey, A. Morsillo, F., “Airbus/future of aircraft factory HRP-2 as universal worker proof of concept”, in Int. Conf. on Humanoid Robotics, 2014

Reviewer in :

  • IEEE T-RO, IEEE RA-L, ICRA, IROS, Humanoids.

Published papers can all be downloaded from this link :


2013--2016 PhD in Robotics, in LAAS-CNRS, Université Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse III, supervised by Olivier Stasse.

"Advanced human inspired walking strategies for humanoid robots". Defense the 28th of September 2016

2010--2013 2 master degrees, Engineer Diploma (Supméca Toulon) AND Master in vision and command (University of Toulon), France.

Specialty : robotics and mechatronic systems

2008--2010 Preparatory classes to enter the French Engineering Schools + Baccalauréat (A-level), in Caen, France.

Specialty : Mathematics, Physics, Engineer science

Language English, fluent : read, written, spoken, TOEIC 865/990 2012.

Publications in international journals, training for 6 months in Birmingham UK

Informatics Software : cmake, git, OpenCV, Matlab(Simulink), LabView, CATIA(V5R20), Adams.

Language : C/C++,python,bash.

Work Experience

PhD in Robotics, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.

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  • Research in collaboration with partners on inter-disciplinary topics in the frame of the European project KoroiBot.
  • Use of linear and nonlinear optimization for motion generation of humanoid robots.
  • Application of human inspired optimization costs and human inspired trajectory generation on human robots.
  • Integration of embedded real time applications on the HRP-2 humanoid robot.
  • Design and implementation of novel algorithms for walking and multicontact locomotion of humanoid robot

Training, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

SAM : Semi-Autnomous Majordomo

Mars 2013 until September 2013

  • Obstacle avoidance of a robotic arm using stereo-vision,
  • integration of the AVISO system on the robot ASSIST.

Student project, Supméca Toulon, France.


October 2012 until February 2013

  • Mechanical design, fabrication and instrumentation of an autonomous sail boat named MARIUS (Mediterranean Autonomous Robot ISEN Union SUPMECA),
  • team work (20 students) for 5 months,
  • work form scratch
  • budget : 9000€
  • work published in the OCEAN'13 conference.

Training, University of Birmingham, United-Kingdom.

Standard industrial Kuka Arm

September 2012 until January 2013

  • Implementation of an admittance control on a 6 degree of freedom Kuka robotic arm,
  • 5 months of autonomous work, in the frame of the GeRT (Generalizing Robot Manipulation Tasks) project