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Thierry Fraichard is an INRIA Chargé de Recherche (Research Scientist) in the INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes Research Center. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in April 1992 for his dissertation on "Motion Planning for a Nonholonomic Mobile in a Dynamic Workspace". In March 2006, INPG awarded him the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Accreditation to Supervise Research) for his work entitled "Contributions to Motion Planning".
From December 1993 to November 1994, Thierry Fraichard was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Manipulation Lab. of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA (working with Prof. Matthew Mason). From November 2000 to January 2001, then again in November 2001, he was a Tan Chin Tuan Fellow in the Intelligent Systems Lab. of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (working with Prof. Michel Pasquier). From September to December 2002, he was a JSPS Fellow in the Distributed Adaptive Research Unit of the Riken Institute in Tokyo (working with Prof. Hajime Asama). From September 2007 to August 2008, he was a Visiting Professor in the Autonomous Systems Lab. of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (working with Prof. Roland Siegwart).
Thierry Fraichard's research focuses on motion autonomy for mobile robots and vehicles with a special emphasis on motion safety, motion planning (for nonholonomic systems, in dynamic workspaces, and in the presence of uncertainty), prediction of the future motion of moving objects, navigation amidst human beings, and the design of control architectures for autonomous vehicles.
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