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Frédéric BOYER, France

Frédéric BOYER was born in France in 1967.

He received a Diploma in Mechanical  Engineering from the Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble,  Grenoble, France in 1991, a Master of Research degree in Mechanics  from the University of Grenoble in 1991 and a Ph.D. degree in  Robotics from the University of Paris VI, Paris, France in 1994.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Automatic Control,  Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes, France where he works with the  Robotics Team, Institut de Recherche en Communication et  Cybernétique de Nantes (IRCCyN).

He coordinated a French project supported by CNRS “Robot Anguille” . He is today coordinating the national project RAAMO supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche as well as the EU funded FET project ANGELS which purpose is to construct an electric eel-like robot capable of splitting in several agents and re-attaching in a single one.

His current research interests  include structural dynamics, geometric mechanics, and bio-robotics.  Prof. Boyer was awarded the Monpetit prize of the Academy of Science  of Paris in 2007 for the whole of his work in Dynamics.