(2015-present): Chair of IEEE CIS Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee
(2008-present): Member of the steering committee of the IEEE ICDL-Epirob conference
(2014-2015): Member of the steering committee of fOSSa 2014 and fOSSa 2015 conference.
(2008-present): Head of Flowers team, Inria and Ensta-ParisTech team (35 members), http://flowers.inria.fr
(2008-present) Editor of the IEEE CIS Newsletter on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
(2008-present) Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
(2008-present) Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neurorobotics, The Frontiers Foundation.
(2014-present) Associate Editor of Frontiers in Humanoid Robotics, The Frontiers Foundation.
(2008-present) Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer.
(2010-present) Member of the editorial board of Advances in Interaction Studies, John Benjamins Publishing Company.
(2015) Workshop chair of IJCNN 2015, Killarney, Ireland.
(2014) Co-organizer of First International Symposium on Information Seeking, Curiosity and Attention, Bordeaux, France.
(2012) Co-organizer of 3rd International Workshop on Human Behaviour Understanding, a satellite workshop of IEEE/RSJ IROS Conference, to be held in october 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.
(2011) Member of the organizing committee of the international joint event IEEE ICDL-Epirob 2011 (publicity co-chair), Frankfurt, Germany.
(2009) Publicity co-chair of IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning, Shanghai, China.
(2009) Program co-chair of the 9th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, which will take place in Venice, Italy.
(2006) Co-organized the Sony CSL Paris 10th anniversary and symposium, Maison Rouge, Paris.
(2006) Co-organized the Sony CSL Paris Technology Promotion Event, Maison Rouge, Paris
(2006) General and program co-chair of the Sixth International Conference on Epigenetics Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, which will take place in Hopital de la Salpétrière, Paris, in September.(Nov. 2003) Organizer of the worshop “Origins of phonology, origins of syntax : looking forward”, Paris.
IEEE ICDL-Epirob 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; IEEE/RAS Humanoids 2012; IROS 2011, 2012, 2013; ICRA 2013; HBU Workshop 2012; SAB 2012; IEEE ICDL 2009, 2010, 2011; Epirob 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; IEEE CEC 2012, IEEE CEC’09; IEEE Alife 2009; ABiALS 2008; IVA 2008; Artificial Life XI, 2008; AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems; IAS-9, 2007; PPSN, 2002, 2003, 2004.
IEEE T-RO, IEEE Transactions on TAMD, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, International Journal of Social Robotics, International Journal on Humanoid Robotics, Speech Communication, Journal of Phonetics, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS-2), Connection Science, Artificial Intelligence Journal, Artificial Life, Adaptive Behavior, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics.
2006-present: Expert for the EU commission for ICT FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects in robotics and language related technologies.
2005-present: Expert for the ANR agency, for robot-related technologies.
2008-2014: Member of Commission de Développement Technologique, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest.
2011: Participation to the jury for CR2/CR1 INRIA recruitment competition.
2011: Participation to a jury for recruiting a “Chaire d’Excellence” Maitre de Conférence in Université Cergy-Pontoise.
2009: Secretary and member of “Groupe de reflexion sur la création potentielle d’un comité d’éthique à l’INRIA” (Committee for thinking about the potential creation of an ethical committee at INRIA).
2008-2011: Member of “Groupe de travail Culture Scientifique”, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest.
2008-present: Member of “Comité des projets”, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest.
2008-present: Member of PhD juries/committees (Alain Droniou, 2015; Riad Akrour, 2014; Raphael Laurent, 2014; Kirill Makukhin, 2014; Beata Grzyb, 2013; Xavier Hinaut, 2013; Hung Ngo, 2013; Antoine de Rengervé, 2013; Matthias Rolf, 2012; Duong Dang, 2012; Cyril Hasson, 2012; John Nassour, 2012; Sylvain Koos, 2011; Clément Moulin-Frier, 2011; Jean-David Boucher, 2009; Matthiey Nottale, 2008; Magali Ochs, 2007; Kathryn Merrick, 2007; Nicolas Gomond, 2006.
2014-present: PI of ADT project Open Poppy
2013-present: co-PI (with M. Lopes) of ADT project KidLearn
2009 – 2014: Principal investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant Project EXPLORERS (1.5 million euros).
2008-present: Head of the INRIA FLOWERS team.
2011-2013: Work package leader of ANR MACSi project (4 partners, 410 keuros total, 111 keuros for FLOWERS INRIA).
2010-2012: Co-investigator (with O. Ly) of “Action de développement technologique (ADT INRIA) (“Acrodev”), two 2-year engineers.
2009-2010: Principal investigator of “Action de développement technologique ADT”, INRIA (“Development of interoperable and combinable software tools and interfaces for natural human-robot interaction »), one 2-year engineer.
2010-2012: Principal investigator of Region Aquitaine project “ACROBATE” (130 keuros)
2009-2011: Principal investigator of Region Aquitaine project “DEVROB” (130 keuros)
2008-2009: Principal investigator of INRIA “Action exploratoire” FLOWERS (130 keuros)
2004-present: Participation to the ECAgent european project. Other partners include: CNR-ISTC, EPFL (ASL), ULB, Collegium Budapest, Viktoria Institute, Humbold Univerisity, La Sapienza, University Pompeu Fabra, University of Tokyo.
2003-2007: Co-creator and animator of the Developmental Robotics group, Sony CSL Paris
2000-2004: Participation to CNRS action OHLL (Origin of Man, Langage and Langages), in the group Modélisation et Evolution du langage.
2008 –2009: Irrcyn, Nantes, EMARO European Master on Advanced Robotics, “Social and developmental robotics”, 15 hours/year.
2008: Institut de Cognitique, Bordeaux, “Social robotics”, Master M1 “Sciences Cognitives”, 15 hours.
2007: I gave one course on “Robotics and Speech” at Master IMA, Université Paris 8.
2006 – present: ENSTA, Paris, 3rd year engineering diploma, “Concepts and Algorithms for Social and Entertainment Robots” (creation of the first course in developmental and social robotics in France, one of the first in Europe), 24.5 hours/year.
2004-2007: ENSEA, Cergy-Pontoise, “Computational Cognitive Modeling”, 3rd year engineering students, 6 hours/year.
2006: I gave one course on “Robotics and Language” for third year university student in computer science in University of Caen, France.
2006:I gave one course called “Robots as tools for thinking the origins of language”, to second year students in the engineering school, Institut de Cognitique, Bordeaux, France.
2005: ENS/EHESS/Univ. Paris Descartes, “Computational models of language origins”, 5 hours.