Georges Giralt Symposium , october 28, 2013

28 octobre 2013


Georges Giralt (1930-2013) was a co-founder and influential leader of LAAS-CNRS. His early works in Electronics and Automatic Control started a strong avenue of research that shaped LAAS-CNRS activities. In the mid-seventies, he initiated with HILARE the adventure of mobile robotics in Europe and pioneered a new scientific era. He is widely remembered as a passionate and inspiring leader, as well as a dedicated community builder. As a tribute to Georges Giralt’s heritage and visionary outlook, LAAS-CNRS is organizing a scientific symposium gathering distinguished invited speakers that will cover several research topics that are part of the current research areas at LAAS. This day will conclude with a Panel honoring Georges’ memory, followed by a ceremony dedicating the building hosting the ADREAM project to Georges Giralt.


9:00 Welcome address, LAAS Director

9:15 Outline of demonstrations and posters

Invited talks: Visions & Perspectives

9:30 Robert Austin, Princeton University, USA
Game Theory, Cancer and the Death Galaxy
10:25 Coffee break, demonstrations and posters

10:55 Karl Johan Åström, University of Lund , Sweden
Controls - A Perspective

Francis Bach, Inria, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Big Learning: New Challenges and Opportunities

12:45 Lunch break, demonstrations and posters

14:15 Marc- Olivier Gewaltig, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , Switzerland
The Human Brain Project  : Chances and Challenges for Computer Science

15:10 Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa , Italy
Science and Engineering of BioRobotics: the Vision of Robot Companions for Assisted Living

16:05 Coffee break, demonstrations and posters

Georges Giralt's Legacy

17:00 Panel and Contributions from Abroad

Daniel Estève, LAAS-CNRS (moderator)
Michel Combarnous, University of Bordeaux
Jean-Louis Lacombe, IFFRES
Bernard Espiau, Inria
Philippe Bidaud, ONERA
Michel Maurette, CNES
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University
Raja Chatila, INS2I-CNRS

18:00 Ceremony at the " Georges Giralt Building " at LAAS

18:15 Cocktail

Registration is free, but mandatory/L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire