Chair holder | Jean-Pierre Merlet


Short bio

Jean-Pierre Merlet is a research director at Inria and works at Sophia Antipolis where he leads the Hephaistos team. He holds a doctorate from the Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University, Paris-VI, and is an engineer. He is He is a specialist in robotics, assistance robotics and the creation of new forms of robot.


Research topic | Non-invasive assessment of disabilities 

We use mathematical/AI methods for (i) designing non-intrusive and affordable monitoring/assistance devices that are adaptable to the user’s/doctor’s needs, (ii) deducing medically pertinent health-indicators from the data, taking into account measurement errors, and (iii) detecting rare events that may be the sign of emerging pathology.