Michel Taïx

Email: Michel.Taix@laas.fr
Address: LAAS-CNRS
7, avenue du Colonel Roche
31077 Toulouse Cedex 4
Assistant: 05 61 33 64 69 (Marie-Agnès Bellières)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Motion Planning
    • Interactive planning
    • Planning for humanoid robots
    • Planning for compliant and deformable objects (see the ANR Flecto projects with CEA and KineoCAM).
  • Neurobiologic principles and humanoid robot motion


I am an Associate Professor in Control and Robotics at Université de Toulouse, southern France. I teach at Université Paul Sabatier, and I am conducting my research at LAAS-CNRS, in the GEPETTO group.

Master thesis/Sujets de stage 2014/2015 => see "Job Offers"

  • Collision Detection for a rod (deformable objet)
  • Path Planning for a rod with contact
  • Rod Motion with Baxter Robot

Selected Publications

All the publications are avaiblable here (with pdf files if available).

Teaching and Tutorials


  1. Robot Manipulators
  2. Mobile Robots

Motion Planning

Introduction to Numerical Optimization

Intelligent Systems Master

Artificial intelligence, Pattern recognition and robotics Master