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

November 2020

  • The new website of the RoboticsByDesign Lab !



  • October 2020

  • USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) celebrated 20th anniversary!
    Be a role model for young researcher women!


  • September 2020

  • Inauguration of the Hi ! Paris Center!


  • September 2020

  • IP Paris and HEC Paris launch Hi ! PARIS, an interdisciplinary research center for IA and Data Science.


  • December 2019

  • On 10th of December 2019 it was the Welcoming Day of Doctoral Students of IP Paris !


  • December 2019

  • Launching of the Robotics by Design Lab (RbD Lab), a multidisciplinary research program "AI, Robots & Humans? Ecologies of living together", which will host 4 PhDs involving 5 industrial partners, 3 French academic laboratories and renowned international researchers (Italy and Japan). The RbD Lab ambition is to be an in-situ experimental platform that challenges the place of robotics and artificial intelligence in the daily contexts of partners on short, medium, and longer term scenarios.


  • November 2019

  • My PhD student David Octavian Iacob defended his PhD thesis entitled "Lie detection in human-robot interactions using noninvasive and minimally-invasive devices and sensors". Congratulations David !!!


  • October 2019

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



  • September 2019

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


  • September 2019

  • I was nominated Director of the Doctoral School of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris).

  • July 2019

  • My PhD student Roxana Agrigoroaie defended her PhD thesis entitled "Exploring the relationship between morningness-eveningness, cognitive performance and the internal physiological state in different human-robot interaction scenarios". Congratulations Roxana !!!


  • June 2019

  • My PhD student Moad Kissai defended his PhD thesis entitled "Optimal Coordination of Chassis Systems for Vehicle Motion Control". Congratulations Moad !!!


  • March 2019

  • I was General co-Chair at HRI 2019! Great conference!


  • October 2018

  • My PhD student Pierre-Henri Orefice defended his PhD thesis entitled "Tactile Modality during Socio-Emotional Interactions : from Humans to Robots". Congratulations Pierre-Henri !!!


  • June 2018

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


  • May 2018

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


  • May 2018

  • At ICMCE 2018 we received Excellent Oral Presentation Award !


  • April 2018

  • My PhD student Arturo Cruz Maya defended his PhD thesis entitled "The Role of Personality, Memory, and Regulatory Focus on Human-Robot Interaction". Congratulations Arturo !!!


  • March 2018

  • I was Program co-Chair at HRI 2018! Great program!


  • April 2017

  • We received the Tiago robot from PalRobotics !



  • January 2017

  • My PhD student Arunkumar Ramaswamy defended his PhD thesis entitled "A model-driven framework development methodology for robotic systems". Congratulations Arun !!!


  • December 2016

  • My PhD student Pauline Chevalier defended her PhD thesis entitled "Impact des préférences sensorielles chez les individus souffrant de troubles du spectre autistique sur leur interaction sociale avec un robot". Congratulations Pauline !!!


  • October 2016

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



  • January 2016

  • Amir Aly, my student, just received a Postdoc Fellowship at the Emergent Systems Laboratory, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. Congratulations Amir!!!

  • December 2015

  • At FedeV 2015, Pauline Chevalier was awarded Best Student Paper Award!!!

  • October 2015

  • International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2015) is in PARIS !!!! The conference is organized by ENSTA ParisTech and LIMSI!!!

  • October 2015

  • Our paper at IROS 2015 received Finalist JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award for Amusement Culture! See the link. Congratulations Amir !!!

  • May 2015

  • Our paper at RAAD 2015 received the Best Paper Award ! Congratulations Pauline !!!

  • March 2015

  • Kick-off meeting for EU Horizon2020 ENRICHME project

  • March 2015

  • Our paper at CHI 2015 has received Best Honourable Mention ! Wonderful NEWS !!! See the link

  • March 2015

  • Our workshop at RSS 2015 on "Abstraction and Synthesis of Correct-by-Construction Robotics Software: Reuniting Formal Methods with Model-Driven Software Engineering" has been accepted.

  • January 2015

  • Our workshop at Formal Methods Symposium (FM 2015) on "Formal Methods and Model­-Driven Engineering in Robotics" has been accepted. More details can be found on the workshop website ! The organizers are: Arunkumar Ramaswamy, Prof. Bruno Monsuez, and Prof. Adriana Tapus.


  • December 2014

  • My PhD student Amir Aly defended his PhD thesis entitled "Towards an Interactive Human-Robot Relationship: Developing a Customized Robot's Behavior to Human's Profile". Congratulations Amir !!!



  • November 2014

  • International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2015 will be held in Paris !!!

  • October 2014

  • Prof. Oussama Khatib and me at the ICSR 2014 at the Reception Party in Sydney :)



  • September 2014

  • Our EU Horizon2020 project ENRICHME has been selected. This consortium is composed of 11 partners from 6 different countries. More will be published soon!

  • June 2014

  • Our workshop at IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS (SMC 2014) on "System Engineering Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicles" has been accepted. More details will be published soon on our website! The organizers are: Arunkumar Ramaswamy, Dr. Javier Ibanez-Guzman, Prof. Bruno Monsuez, and Prof. Adriana Tapus.

  • May 2014

  • Prof. Mehdi Ammi, Prof. Jean-Claude Martin, and I have a workshop at ICRA 2014 on "Affective Haptics on HRI". See you in Hong-Kong !

  • March 2014

  • My dear postdoc Thi-Hai-Ha Dang took a new job at EXTIA (France) as a Research Engineer. She's a great person and we will miss her in the lab :)

  • November 2013

  • I was nominated Director of the Doctoral School Interfaces at University Paris Saclay (UPSay).

  • May 2013

  • My PhD student Arunkumar Ramaswamy, Prof. Bruno Monsuez and I received for our poster-paper the Springer Outstanding Best Poster Paper Award Runner-Up at CTS 2013.


  • March 2013

  • Prof. Adriana Tapus was nominated Full Professor.

  • February 2013

  • Our new brand customized robot Meka just arrived !!!


  • December 2012

  • ROMEO2 project was approved and we are part of it !

  • May 2012

  • My PhD student Amir Aly and I received the best paper award at INCOM 2012.


  • June 2011

  • Prof. Adriana Tapus obtained the French Habilitation.

  • 05 May 2011

  • On 7th of May 2011, we start the experiments with Nao and children with autism in Romania at Transilvania Autism Association, in collaboration with the research group conducted by Prof. Daniel David from Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca.

  • 01 May 2011

  • My PhD students, Amir Aly and Manuel Birlo are both accepted to the Interdisciplinary Methods Spring School that is held in Budapest from 1st of May to 4th of May.

  • 06 March 2011

  • My PhD student, Amir Aly, is accepted to the Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop 2011 , a very selective event for young researchers in the HRI field.

  • 07 February 2011

  • We received the Shimmer Platform . We will start soon our work on realtime feedback in the assistive robotics context for stroke rehabilitation.

  • 14 January 2011

  • Prof. Adriana Tapus was part of the ParisTech Insight TV Show on "How the Human-Machine Interfaces Revolutionize Our Daily Lives".


  • 16 December 2010

  • Prof. Adriana Tapus was awarded the Tudor Tanasescu Award from the Romanian Academy for her research contributions to assistive robotics.


  • 21-24 October 2010

  • Prof. Adriana Tapus's picture is projected on the Pantheon for the exposition "1000 Chercheurs parlent de l'avenir" by Pierre Maraval .