Prof. Adriana TAPUS
Autonomous Systems and Robotics Lab
ENSTA Paris
Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Short Bio:

  • Since September 2019: Director of the Doctoral School Institut Polytechnique of Paris (IP Paris), France
  • Since March 2013: Full Professor at ENSTA Paris, France.
  • November 2013 - September 2019: Director of Doctoral School Interfaces at University Paris Saclay (UPSay), France
  • July 2011 - February 2013: Associate Professor at ENSTA-ParisTech, France.
  • May 2009 - July 2011: Assistant Professor at ENSTA-ParisTech, France.
  • May 2009 - July 2011: Adjunct Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, France.
  • May 2009 - July 2011: Research Associate at UPMC-ISIR, France.
  • 2007 - 2009: Research Associate at University of Southern California (USC), USA.
  • 2005 - 2007: Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Southern California (USC), USA.
  • 2005: PhD in Mobile Robotics at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne(EPFL), Switzerland.
  • M.S. in Computer Science from University Joseph Fourier, France.
  • Engineer in Computer Science Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania.
  • Zhang Heng is starting a PhD thesis starting in October 2020 on "Machine Learning for Human-Robot Interaction". He obtained a CSC fellowship.


  • Antoine Auton is starting a CIFRE PhD thesis with Spoon.ai starting in October 2020 on "Behavioral Development Model for Smart Creatures in Contextual Social and Collective Interactions" as part of the RoboticsByDesign lab.


  • Our journal article on "In the Wild HRI Scenario: Influence of Regulatory Focus Theory " has been accepted and is available on Frontiers in Robotics and AI.


  • Our paper at RO-MAN 2019 has received Best Interactive Session Poster Award !


  • Our paper at ICCAS 2019 has received Outstanding Paper Award !


  • Our paper at ICRA 2018 was Finalist Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics !


  • Our paper at IV 2018 was Finalist Best Paper Award !


  • At ICMCE 2018 we received Excellent Oral Presentation Award !


  • I'm part of Robohub's 25 Women in Robotics!




  • A NEW VIDEO with our Meka robot embodied with a social gaze behavior in a receptionist scenario.