At IHMC Dr. Sebastien Cotton is
working in the Robotics Lab with Dr. Jerry Pratt and Dr. Peter Neuhaus. Dr. Cotton is the Project Manager of the FastRunner project, developing an extremely fast and energy-efficient biped robot. He is also leading the modeling, simulation and control efforts in this project. Beside the FastRunner, Dr. Cotton is also involved in the development of walking control algorithms for the humanoid robot project.
Before joining IHMC, Dr. Cotton was a research assistant in the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier in France. He has experience in the modeling and control of humanoid robots. He developed theoretical virtual model to improve the modeling and balance control of humanoid robots. His works have been applied to several humanoid robots. Beside robotics, Dr. Cotton conducted several experiments in human locomotion and introduced a major tool in the biomechanics community, dedicated to the study of balance for Humans. He has authored multiple papers in international conferences and journals.
Dr. Cotton received his Ph.D. in Robotic Engineering in 2010 from the Université de Montpellier 2, his MS in Electrical Engineering in 2007 from the Université de Montpellier 2, and his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Université d'Avignon in 2005. He received a PhD Fellowship from the CNRS and won an award of excellence during his MS degree. He has also been Teaching Assistant between 2007 to 2010 at the Université de Montpellier 2.
FastRunner in the news:
Innovation News Daily: http://www.innovationnewsdaily.com/velociraptor-ostrich-running-robot-2372/