Sebastien Cotton

Research Scientist

Dr. Sebastien Cotton jointed the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in 2010. He is the Co-PI of the FastRunner project, leading a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers towards the development of an extremely fast and energy-efficient biped robot. Before FastRunner, Dr. Cotton was 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 Robotics 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.

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FastRunner in the news:

CNN: http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/14/this-robot-ostrich-probably-will-outrun-you/

Innovation News Daily: http://www.innovationnewsdaily.com/velociraptor-ostrich-running-robot-2372/

IEEE Spectrum: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/military-robots/this-is-what-darpas-robot-ostrich-will-look-like

MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45307933/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/#.TsZ5dfKImnA

Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-11/video-darpas-new-fastrunner-robot-robo-ostrich-capable-30-mph-sprints

The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/21/robot_ostrich_outpaces_sprinters/

VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/22/robotic-ostrich-us-military/