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.
  • We are happy to announce that our EU Horizon MSCA project RAMCIP: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Critical Asset Monitoring was accepted and will start beginning of January 2023! More info here!


  • We are happy to announce that our EU project DS4Health: Digital Sckills for Health was selected and will start beginning of January 2023!


  • We are happy to announce that our InterCarnot: Bots4Education project (in collaboration with StrateDesign School and CEA) was selected and will start beginning of January 2023!


  • Yuqi Zheng is a visiting PhD student for a year (till October 2023). Welcome to the lab !


  • We have 3 papers accepted at ICSR 2022 !
    1. "Speech-driven Robot Face Action Generation with Deep Generative Model for Social Robots", by Chuang Yu, Heng Zhang, Zhegong Shangguan, Xiaoxuan Hei, Angelo Cangelosi and Adriana Tapus.
    2. "Towards a Framework for Social Robot Co-speech Gesture Generation with Semantic Expression", by Heng Zhang, Chuang Yu and Adriana Tapus
    3. "What do I look like? A Conditional GAN Based Robot Facial Self-Awareness Approach", by Shangguan Zhegong, Chuang Yu, Wenjie Huang, Zexuan Sun, and Adriana Tapus


  • Xiaoxuan Hei starated a PhD thesis in October 2022. She obtained a CSC fellowship.


  • Our paper at RO-MAN 2022 has been accepted. The title of our paper is "Why do you think this joke told by robot is funny? The humor style matters", by Heng Zhang, Chuang Yu and Adriana Tapus.


  • In February 2022, I became Knight of the Order of Academic Palms 2022 (Chevalier des Palmes Académiques)


  • Our paper at ICARCV 2020 has been accepted. The title of our paper is "SRG3: Speech-driven Robot Gesture Generation with GAN", by Chuang Yu and Adriana Tapus.


  • 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.